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Ceilings – Union Street, Clearwater, FL

Jul 16, 2021

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We always have this notion that the room temperature is connected with one's ceiling. But the thing is, how?

Ceilings are what elevate a room. They change the space and can make smaller rooms seem large and larger rooms seem even more significant. In comparison, most homes in Clearwater and the surrounding Tampa Bay areas have textured walls and ceilings with an orange peel textured finish. We just wanted to point out some specific differences in this post.

Vaulted or Cathedral Ceilings

A vaulted ceiling slopes upward from both sides to form a peak. While their symmetry defines cathedral ceilings: they feature two equal sloping sides that meet at a higher point in the middle and often conform to the shape of the roof.

Before and After

It’s pretty neat to see the before (during drywall stage) and after of our ceiling. We’ve added a wood surface finish, with a fan and potlights installed. The standard crown molding and popcorn ceiling texture around the edges.

Keeping Cool

There are a couple of ways to keep cool during these scorching days. One way is with a ceiling fan. Now in summer, you want to run your ceiling fans counterclockwise during hot weather and if you’re in the room.

Ceiling fans make you feel cooler in the summer by creating an artificial breeze that evaporates moisture from your skin. The faster the fan spins, the cooler you feel. This allows you to set your thermostat higher, saving money on air conditioning bills. But it doesn’t actually change the temperature of the air. It only makes you feel cooler. That is why you should turn the fan off when the room is empty. Otherwise, heat from the motor will actually increase the temperature in the room.

The other way to keep cool is by using air conditioning. Now in the picture below, you can see the return air vent in the hallway's ceiling (the cool air ducts are in the bedrooms). That black device on the wall is a smart thermostat that can be programmed to efficiently cool (and heat) the home when people. We’ve used an Ecobee smart thermostat, but there are other highly rated ones you can use.

Don’t worry about the white speckles on the wall. Those are just natural repairs we have to do with the texture on the walls.

This article was last updated on Dec 8, 2021

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