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  1. #901
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    That's looking pretty good Jim. Green with envy.

    BTW, how did the minisplit do vs the summer heat and humidity?
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Tymchak View Post
    BTW, how did the minisplit do vs the summer heat and humidity?
    Set it at 78F and the shop at "working level" pretty much stayed at about 75F. Barely affected our power bill. Cooling is "more efficient" than heating in this space because cool air sinks and warm air rises, but the heat function works quite well, too, because I have a pretty good seal including the overhead door. I probably should have opted for the 38K BTU unit considering that the space is "tall", but the 24K BTU system is meeting my needs in a reasonable way.
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    2 or 3 inexpensive ceiling fans would help to bring the heat down.
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    My experience is that unless there is a gross mis-sizing on the choice of equipment mini-splits will exceed your expectations. Bruce’s idea on the fans is good, but then you have to “not stick something in them.” I think I would look at an in-line Fantech with a duct up in the ceiling area blowing across the floor. They are nice and quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    2 or 3 inexpensive ceiling fans would help to bring the heat down.
    The challenge is that I do not want anything below the bottom of the trusses so I'd have to deal with getting them up above and between the trusses, cut the wall to get another circuit in for them, etc. The cost and effort would be more than the benefit I think since I didn't think of it back when building out the interior. It's a good idea, but I think the ship sailed for making it practical.
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    I totally understand the effort vs benefits. I have 8’ ceilings in my garage shop so I have to use a noisy 18” floor fan. I love my Sony NC headphones!
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