As a interest, I prefer to refinish antique wood furniture. I search garage sales, flea markets, estate sales and antique shops, looking for acceptable prices on enjoyable pieces. Very often, the chairs, tables, dressers and desks are heavily painted over, in need of up-to-date hardware, and ugly-looking. The process of refinishing these pieces is time-consuming, labor-intensive and messy. I start by applying coats of chemical paint stripper, which creates horrible fumes. I then use an electric palm sander to remove any remaining residue, causing a enjoyable deal of dust. When it’s time to apply varnish, I need a absolutely scrub environment with acceptable ventilation. Throughout the entire project, temperature control is crucial. As my interest has grown into a small business, I wanted a dedicated area where I could job year round. I built a small workshop in the backyard and hooked it up to electricity. Trying to figure out how to handle heating and cooling was a bit of a dilemma. While I was looking for a compact, energy efficient and powerful Heating and Air Conditioning system, I was unwilling to spend a fortune on the purchase or replacement price. After quite a bit of research, I came across ductless heat pumps. The idea consists of an outdoor compressor linked by a conduit to an indoor air handler. The device is small, lightweight, and required little more than mounting capability, access to electricity and a more than two-inch hole in an exterior wall. The heat pump provides both heating and cooling capacity, and operates by simply moving heat from a single location to another. In the winter, it finds ambient warmth in the outdoor air, compresses it to a higher temperature, and pumps it into the shop. During warmer weather, the heat pump reverses the process and works much prefer a conventional air conditioner.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021