I'm planning to use my 2 car garage as a workout room for lifting
weights, sparring and riding a stationary bike. It is 20X20 with 10ft
ceiling. I believe it is insulated and it has drywalled walls and
ceiling and faces west. The only windows are the small windows at the
tops of the roll-up garage door. In the summer the temps average about
95 degrees by 3 PM and occasionally gets up to 105.
I'm thinking about getting this:
It seems good for the price if it can cool the garage to a comfortable
temperature and exhaust the humidity that builds up from 2 or three
people breathing and sweating with the doors closed.
Should that be adequate? I'm also thinking about getting a high
velocity fan like this
http://www.costco.com/product.asp?catid 3&subid37&prdid024734&hierid39&log=&navtopif the portable A/C isn't enough.
Should the portable A/C be adequate or will should the fan also be
I wonder, I see only one hose to the window.
It seems to take cool air from the room , run it through the condenser,and
then out to the outside world. How good can that be.
Maybe I am missing something.
http://www.costco.com/product.asp?catid 3&subid37&prdid024734&hierid339&log=&navtop> if the portable A/C isn't enough.
That one is never going to do the job. You can start with one and keep
adding them until it works for you. For that use, I would guess you will
want 3-6 Three might handle it on a good day, but not if you have two or
three people working out in there and they will take 2-10 hours to knock
down the temp and humidity to start with.
I'm thinking about getting a window a/c installed in the wall. I can
get a 10,000 BTU Goldstar for $238 or a 12,000 BTU Hampton Bay for
It is a 2 car garage 20X20. It seems that 10,000 is supposed to be
adequate for 400 sq feet, but should I get 12,000 because the garage
gets the afternoon sun and it seems like it is not insulated
I don't want to waste money with a too-big unit or have to cut out a
bigger hole in the wall than absolutely needed, but I don't want to
have to wait 5 hours for it to cool down either.
email@example.com (yruslo?) wrote in message
This is what i learned about garages and the heat: i got a typical brick
home with the garage under the same roof.. the garage is NOT insualated
and the reason why is you do not want the car which is pretty hot in the
same living area thats suppose to be cool as the rest of the house...
just the living area is insulated... you gotta get rid of the heat from
a garage that is closed all day long.. i got two box fans in the side
windows running all the time to get rid of the heat.. if i wanted to use
a/c in the garage then it would not take long to cool it down... but
with out getting rid of the heat it will take hours... example: people
who have window units that are turned off when the leave to go to work
in the morning come home to a house that is a real hot box(no one was in
there for eight hours).. it takes them about three hours to get the
house to cool down again... and they never had a hot car sitting inside
their house all day heating it up even more...
hope this helps....
I think the 12,000 megawatt AC will be OK. I can open the main garage
door for few minutes to exhaust the hot air that built up during the
day before any starts their workout and I don't actually need the
garage to be cold while working out. The A/C should at least make it
bearable bringing in fresh outside air as well as dehumidifying the
area so that it doesn't get steamy, stuffy and damp from the CO2
exhaled and the sweating. There will never be more than 4 people in
there at a time and usually only 2.
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