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#1 posted 08-07-2017 02:04 AM

I find that when people from Texas say “insulated,” they really mean “insulated with an incredibly inadequate amount of insulation.” It’s not your fault – energy has been absurdly cheap in the US up until the last ten years or so.

I would not run an air conditioner in a poorly insulated and air sealed shop. It’ll cost a ton to run and you won’t get great results. Instead, insulate properly, air seal, weatherstrip, et cetera, and do go with a mini split system. I’ve not seen the DIY ones, so I can’t tell you if those are any good. The Mitsubishi ones are excellent.

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