I am constantly working on home improvement projects.
I’ve built wooden shelves to organize the bedroom closet and created cement countertops for the kitchen.
I designed and built a set of outdoor furniture for our patio. I’ve invested a great deal of money into every imaginable tool from a cordless drill and table saw to simple screwdrivers and wrenches. I built a shed in the backyard where I can work on the various jobs and not worry about the mess or fumes. With access to electricity and a workbench, I was set up almost perfectly. The only thing I lacked was temperature control. Where I live, the weather is extreme just about year round. From negative temperatures in the winter to triple digits in the summer, we deal with severe cold, heat, humidity, rain, snow and every imaginable condition. Without heating and cooling, I was very limited in when I could pursue my hobby. While I wanted to install some type of heating and cooling system, I didn’t want to invest a ton of money into it. I was also looking for compact equipment that could raise or lower the temperature in the shed quickly. After some research, I decided on a ductless heat pump. There is a small outdoor component linked to an indoor air handler that mounted up high on the wall. The heat pump takes up very little space, wasn’t overly expensive and the contractor I hired had it installed in a couple of hours. The system is wonderfully energy efficient and quiet. My favorite feature is the wifi accessibility. I’m able to start up the heat pump and adjust temperature through an app on my phone. I can easily make sure my workspace is at the ideal temperature when I arrive.