I built myself a shed where I can labor on my many projects.
I like to shop at antique stores, garage sales & flea markets, looking for hardwood furniture that needs fixing up… Often these pieces have been painted over, are detrimentd or missing hardware.
I love completing the repairs & restoration. The process is rather tedious & involves chemical paint stripper, sanding & varnishing. It creates a wonderful deal of dust & fumes & requires a consistent temperature, due to the below-freezing conditions in the winter & excessive heat & humidity in the summer, temperature control is a necessity. I needed to equip my workshop with both heating & cooling. I looked into a variety of options, trying to find something that wouldn’t be overly high-priced to install. I wanted a compact component that would operate efficiently & not drain my budget with high daily bills, a bit of research led me to a ductless heat pump. The system consists of a small outdoor compressor that makes so little noise, I never hear it running. It connects to an indoor air handler by way of a conduit. The set up required only a three-inch hole in an exterior wall & access to electricity. The air handler has a slimprofile, is mounted up high on the wall & allows adjustment by way of a cordless remote. The heat pump offers both heating & cooling capacity & is powerful enough to handle year round demands. I like that I can start it up shortly before I start toiling on a project. Within minutes, the system has achieved the ideal comfort level. It helps to combat high humidity & filter out air contaminants.