If you’ve recently built a backyard getaway or you’re planning on getting one, you need to think about heating and cooling. A she-shed is all about creating a comfortable retreat. Therefore, you need to ensure you have the best temperature and air quality possible. Deciding on your HVAC system is no way near as exciting as choosing the décor, but it’s a must. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the options for your new oasis. When you’re ready for more personalized recommendations, reach out to an Anderson HVAC contractor for assistance.
Get Portable Equipment for Your She-Shed
Since a she-shed is a small space, portable heating and cooling devices can work quite well. A portable air conditioner should be able to cool down the room quickly during the warmer months. These systems have an exhaust vent that expels hot air through a window. Moisture either collects in a reservoir in the unit or gets pumped out through a condensate hose. When the temperature gets cooler, you can take the device into your main house if necessary or simply store it away. On the downside, portable AC solutions can be noisy.
During colder times of the year, you can bring in a space heater. If you choose a portable heater that’s the right size for your space, it should keep you warm and cozy. These heaters are usually powered by electricity, gas or kerosene and are best used for short spaces of time. They present a risk of fire so you need to follow the instructions and keep an eye on them. You can get fancy and opt for an electric fireplace heater during the winter.
Install a Ductless System
If you’d rather not take up limited space with a portable AC unit or a heater, a ductless heating and cooling system is an option. Ductless heating and cooling systems can be installed in any addition to your home where the main HVAC system doesn’t reach. This makes them ideal for a detached building like a she-shed. These systems are ideal for situations in which you have limited space.
They feature an external compressor that’s connected to an interior air handler through a conduit routed through the wall. The refrigerant lines, wiring and condensate tubing go through the conduit. The indoor blower can be placed in the ceiling or on the wall to save space. Ductless systems can be installed quickly, and they are quiet when in operation.
Use Energy-Efficient Windows for Ventilation
If you’re now building your shed, consider installing lots of windows. Not only will you get lots of natural light, but you can open them up to let in the breeze. On a mild day, this may be preferable to using an air conditioner. When you do need to use your heating or cooling equipment, high-efficiency windows will ensure you don’t lose or gain excessive heat.
Make Sure the She-Shed Is Properly Insulated
Regardless of which type of HVAC system you choose, you need to install adequate insulation in your she-shed. This ensures that it retains the warm or cool air that’s necessary. Make sure any cracks or gaps around the windows and doors are sealed. This prevents outside air from coming in and also keeps out pests.
Control the Humidity
If there’s too much moisture in your she-shed, it can cause your allergies to act up. It also creates the perfect environment in which mold can grow. These can cause damage to the structure and interior of your space. If moisture appears to be a concern, you can use a portable dehumidifier to remove excess moisture.
Pay Attention to the Indoor Air Quality
You’ll want your shed to be as comfortable as possible. This includes making sure the air quality is excellent. You need to be careful about tracking in dust, fur, pollen, and other allergens. However, if you’ll be using your shed for painting or other projects that give off strong smells, you need to be especially careful. A portable air purifier can be used to remove impurities and keep allergic reactions at bay.
Contact C&L Services to Discuss Your Heating and Cooling Needs
No matter the size of the space you need to cool or heat, we can help you. Whether you want to replace the HVAC system in an existing she-shed or install one for the first time, we’ll assist you. At C&L Services, we have an experienced team of Greenville HVAC technicians who will advise you on the right solution for your space. Call us today to learn about the products and solutions that are available to you.
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