This sweltering summer has made me think a bit more about cooling the shop a bit. I have about 1,024 sf with a 10+ foot ceiling and lots of insulation; and I can do the capacity calculation. I should not need a huge machine. In addition to comfort it should help with surface rust a little, but I will only be running it when in the shop. I have several windows so the conditioner will be a window unit.
The obvious drawback, in my mind, is dust. I am adding dust collection this fall so that should help.
For those who have installed air conditioning, can you provide downfalls or suggestions.