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:
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?
side the garage in a reasonable amount of time?
in reduced operating costs compared to a window unit?
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.
conduit to the garage. If I need more power, I presume the additional wire
s can be pulled through the existing conduit.
Actually, it's an 8' ceiling but you have the right idea. There are two wi
ndows so, yes, a window unit could work.
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.
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.
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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