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How do you keep your workshop area cool in the summer and warm in the winter?
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Where will you use the Sharp Mini Split if you win? in the shop (garage)
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Here in SW Georgia it gets extremely humid starting about mid May and stays that way until mid fall. During these times I generally do most of my woodworking with the doors open and a large noisy fan. I try to limit my time to early mornings and later evenings. This unit would be a great addition to my small shop where my grandchildren and I could work in a more comfortable environment.
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I've never had a workshop with heat, much less AC. But I've just moved into a home that has a dedicated workshop/office. I am right now investigating my options for heating and AC. A unit like this would be a wonderful solution.
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I work out of my basement shop in the Hudson Valley, NY. In the summer, it is usually pleasant enough temperature wise, but it is vey humid. In the winter, I have two of the oil filled radiators that struggle to keep the room bearable.

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I would use it in the shop to heat and cool the shop when i was working on a project.
I would also setup a dedicated area that could be closed off with storage for wood, glues, stains, paints and finishes and let the unit keep the area at ideal temperatures for storage when I was out of the shop.

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How do you keep your workshop area cool in the summer and warm in the winter?

In the summer, I open the garage doors and turn on a box fan. Doesn't really help with the humidity. However, I installed Attic Foil in the attic above the garage and this cuts down the heat. In the winter, I am at the mercy of the outdoor temp. I am considering insulating the garage doors. This is a 2 1/2 garage with approx 375 cu feet and the walls are insulated.


Where will you use the Sharp Mini Split if you win?

This is a no brainer for me. THE GARAGE.

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In peak heat (around 100F), I throw a few bags of ice on a clothes drying rack and set a 24in high speed shop fan behind it - like some kind of neanderthal!

When it's cold, I just put on some wooly mammoth skins. Or several layers of long sleeved shirts. Whichever is available.

Would use it to alleviate the scorch of one workshop, or the tundra of another, depending on the time of the year. Save me SHARP...
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How do you keep your workshop area cool in the summer and warm in the winter?

I work out of an insulated Colorado garage. I forego the shop during the coldest winter months, November thru February. In the summer, I open the side door and place a box fan to move air thru the shop area.

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I would install it in my garage to allow for year round comfort.

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I'm using a floor fan for now in my basement workshop during the summer.

As for cold winter, I have a 65 000 btu wall heater and will warm up the workshop in a hurry.

This mini system would work great and be more comfortable for my workshop..
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I have a natural gas heater in the garage for the cold MN winters, but summers are just a fan. So I would use the mini split to both heat and cool the garage, which is my shop.


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