During the hottest months of summer it always seems like the temperatures outside will never go down in Australia. Luckily, we can bring some relief to our poor, overheated homes with a new addition: custom designed sheds.
A shed is a building designed for storing garden tools and equipment, farming implements, firewood, lumber, and construction material such as concrete blocks.
The new addition to the garden would be an air conditioning unit that cools down the entire space.
Shed Cooling with an Air Conditioner
If you are looking for ways to cool or heat your custom built garden sheds or workshop shed, then this guide is for you.
Shed cooling is often done with an air conditioner. This type of cooling can be done by installing a window unit in the roof of your shed. Depending on the size of your shed, you can use any make and size of AC unit.
Additionally, you can set up a heater in your shed by connecting it to the exhaust fan on the outside of the shed.
Installing an air conditioner in your shed is a great way to stay cool during the summer and it’s a great way to beat the heat. But it’s not always easy to do it yourself, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. Here are some tips that will help you install your air conditioner unit this year in your shed.
Most common mistakes to avoid when installing air conditioning
We have collected some tips from professionals on how to install your air conditioner properly.
In addition to these ideas, there are also DIY guides that you can follow for installation on YouTube or elsewhere on the internet. You can also hire an air conditioning professional for help if you find this too daunting task for yourself.
- Always choose a spot close to where the ductwork is going to enter and exiting the building if possible
- Do not place the unit too close to the walls as most people don’t realize that they need clearance from these
- Keep your space cool – Minimize the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the shed by raising or lowering vents, adding insulation, and opening windows.
- Clean filter cartridges more often. – Avoid placing the air conditioner near shrubs or trees, which can block airflow by blocking out sunlight. – Keep your shed clean and free of clutter.
- To keep the costs of your air conditioning low, you can install an evaporative cooler. An evaporative cooler uses water to cool your home by evaporation. It works by passing the cool air through a wet pad that absorbs heat from the air. When the pad becomes saturated with water, it releases water vapor into the room which can then be cooled and released into the atmosphere.
If you need a professional’s help for your shed heating and cooling, feel free to contact our Planet Air Services in Illawarra, NSW to hire an expert today.