Cathedral ceilings open up a room and make it feel larger. People like the look of a room with a high ceiling, but how does it affect the efficiency of your air conditioner?

Cathedral Ceilings Mean More Space

High ceilings decrease the efficiency of your air conditioner. There’s much more space to cool in the room in comparison to rooms with traditional eight-foot ceilings. This means your air conditioner has to work harder and longer to cool the room. This results is higher electricity bills. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to mitigate this problem.

Right Size Air Conditioner

You need to have an air conditioner installed that takes into account any rooms with high ceilings. If the HVAC technician didn’t include the larger space in their calculations, your home has an air conditioner that will struggle to cool your house The unit will be unable to operate efficiently.

At Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. in Bossier City, LA, we always make sure we recommend the right-sized air conditioners for our customers. We offer financing options on approved credit for AC installations, too.


Since hot air rises, you can have an HVAC company put a return air register high on the wall. This is paired with a return register lower on the wall. Block the lower register in the summer so that the high return removes heat from the room. In the winter, do the opposite.

Ceiling Fans

Any room with a high ceiling should have a ceiling fan. Run it counterclockwise in the summer so that there’s a breeze that makes you feel cooler. Run it clockwise in the winter to push warm air downward.

Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. installs, repairs, and tunes-up air conditioners and heaters. Our indoor air quality services include HVAC zoning, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purification systems, and UV lights. Other service

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