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Posted on Heating/Conditioning the Shop year round?

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 12:50 AM

Here’s my two cents…
I live in the Sacramento area. As hot as you but I don’t have the humidity. (109F yesterday)

I have a slightly larger detached shop than yours, 440 square ft. I also have a through wall a/c-heater 10k BTW.

It helps to have your unit out of direct sunlight.
It helps to open your windows and doors early am if you know you’re going to be working in the shop that day.
If your unit has a “energy saver” mode, turn it off. It costs more but gets the shop cooler.
Make sure your vent on the a/c is closed unless you’re airing out the shop.

Today, I came home early. Temps were 87 outdoors 82 in the shop at 11:50am.

When I finished this afternoon, temps were almost 102 and 77 inside.

Even yesterday when temps hit 109 I was able to keep the shop at 78 degress.

I’m curious as to the size of your unit and the thickness of your insulation?

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