It’s a never ending adventure, when you decide to pursue a do it yourself project for the first time. I wish I was smart, and chose something easy like painting my living room or replacing the fridge in my kitchen, but instead I chose something much more complicated. See, my house has a two-car garage that I’ve been dying to convert into a home gym. I can’t stand commercial gyms anymore, and I know that the investment in equipment and weights would pay me back in a little over a year if I’m thrifty. Anyway, the reason I’ve held off on doing the conversion is because of the temperature fluctuations in my area. The garage matches the outdoor temperature due to poor insulation and a lack of heating and air conditioning, so it’s too hot or too cold most days! That was going to change with the installation of a ductless mini-split HVAC system. The pros of a ductless mini-split system are that it is perfect for singular open spaces – like a garage! They’re also comparably less expensive and more effective than trying to extend your home’s ductwork to cover the garage. However, the ductless mini-split systems aren’t perfect. In order to use a ductless system in the garage, the seals and weatherstripping on the windows and garage door have to be perfect and seamless! Plus, even though it’s advertised as a “do it yourself” project, I wouldn’t try to install a ductless mini-split system myself. It may be as simple as an indoor air handler, an outdoor air compressor and condenser and a hole in the wall for the connections to run through – I’m still relying on an HVAC professional!
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020