I need to get HVAC installed in our outdoor shed.
- When I first purchased our shed I figured the shed was relaxing to workout in, and so there was plywood on one wall.
Who cares if there is no insulation? So the windows were old, no big deal. Well in the winter time it was just bad with how freezing it was. I eventually ripped down the walls and ceiling to add insulation. I replaced the windows with brand new. I figured if the shed was airtight I could get away with no heating and a/c. Nope, I was still freezing cold. I then tried to get by with a small space heater. In order to workout in the wintertide I needed to wear long pants, an overcoat and gloves with the space furnace on. If I thought to preheat an hour before our workout, I could eventually take off gloves and overcoat. It wasn’t exactly warm in there though, then once summer time hit I knew that window A/C wouldn’t do the trick. I was tired of never being the right temperature. I finally just bit the bullet and called our local HVAC business. I told them to install a ductless mini split and charge what they wanted, then the initial cost was pretty darn high. The device is super high-priced, but the HVAC install rate wasn’t. I have thought about it this way too. If I had to pay to workout in a temperature controlled space everyday, how much would I pay? I thought I would be willing to pay around 10-15 a day, which would pay for the device in a little over a year. So that helps when I think about it that way.