Based on being a garage, size, and humid Nawlins,
bigger is good. Some of those window units can
be run on 120 VAC, 15 amps.
Worth noting, the AC should remove a lot of
water from the air. Do you have some way of
handling the condensate?
On Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:01:26 PM UTC-5, trader_4 wrote:
others appear, please respond to this thread and I’ll delete the ot
tions were yesterday. There's a separate garage that I want to make into a
workshop and music practice area. There’s no insulation in the
garage attic so the guy said the walls probably don’t have any eith
er. He said it would be an easy matter to blow foam in the attic but holes
would have to be cut in the walls to insulate them. I’m consideri
ng doing both. Do you agree that I should? Do you have any idea what this
would typically cost?
rees outside, how many BTUs of cooling are needed to make it comfortable in
side the garage in a reasonable amount of time?
years, will the extra cost of a compressor and air handler pay for itself
in reduced operating costs compared to a window unit?
There is a big door next to the alley for cars plus a regular-size door fo
r people on the house side. Since we're not going to use the garage for ca
rs, I think we'll rarely open the big door.
from the main panel go to another box. From there the wires go via buried
conduit to the garage. If I need more power, I presume the additional wire
s can be pulled through the existing conduit.
It's odd that it took 24 hours for the first one to show up.
Actually, it's an 8' ceiling but you have the right idea. There are two wi
ndows so, yes, a window unit could work.
recommendation to insulate. There is a big
door next to the alley for cars plus a regular-
size door for people on the house side. Since
we're not going to use the garage for cars, I
think we'll rarely open the big door.
One or more 15A circuits from the main panel go
to another box. From there the wires go via
buried conduit to the garage. If I need more
power, I presume the additional wires can be
pulled through the existing conduit.
may still arrive later. It's odd that it took 24
hours for the first one to show up.
It is very possible the garage was wired with
the need for lights, and not much else. It is
very possible you have one circuit. You might
need to turn off the window AC while running
power tools. From the sounds of it, you may
need to put up some kind of partition, use half
or two thirds of the garage for storage, and
only AC part of the garage.
As far as AC goes, I can honestly recommend portable standing AC's that
roll up to a window on wheels. I LOVE the 2 I have. They're quiet, and
they're easy to take care of, and do great keeping the room cool.
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