Whether it's used as a storage space or a workshop, there are many reasons to install an air conditioner in your shed. It can protect your shed, and everything inside, from the hot weather. Keeping the inside of your shed at your desired temperature will also make it more comfortable.
As backyard sheds are naturally separated from your home, it's impossible to connect the HVAC system installed in your house, but here are some AC for sheds to keep you cool and the hot air away.
Things to Consider
Backyard sheds come in different sizes, and it's best to consider this when buying a new air conditioner. The space available will determine the specifications needed by a new air conditioning unit to get the right amount of cool air.
Cooling capacity, measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), affects how quickly an AC unit cools down the space. Typically, you need 20 BTU for every square foot in your area. However, a higher cooling capacity isn't always better.
Getting an air conditioner with too high of a cooling power for a room can cool the space too quickly and make you uncomfortable. Air conditioners with higher cooling power are more suitable for larger spaces.
Type of Air Conditioner
When deciding, it's best to assess the space of your shed. Naturally, you won't be able to have central air conditioning, but if you have an electrical socket available, portable air conditioners are great as they require no installation and are portable and compact.
If you have a large window in your shed, you could get a window air conditioner, provided that the window orientation doesn't face north or east. Make sure that you have a west facing window.
List of Recommendations
SereneLife SLPAC8 Portable Air Conditioner (8,000 BTU)
This portable AC unit features three operating modes—air conditioning, dehumidifying and fan—to create a livable space, while also removing any excess moisture in the air.
Aside from having no installation process, this unit also comes with a remote control. It also features a programmable timer that can help make a huge difference in your energy consumption.
Cooper & Hunter 20.5 SEER Ductless Mini Split (9,000 BTU)
This ductless mini split system serves as a heater and air conditioner to satisfy both heating and cooling needs. Not only is it Wi-Fi ready, but it also utilizes an inverter technology guaranteed to lessen how much electricity is being used.
It also comes with a programmable timer and multiple fan speeds. The Whisper Technology also promises a quiet operation, which will make your air conditioned shed a conducive space, whether for relaxing or for work.
The activated carbon filter will also improve indoor air quality, with the self-cleaning function also making this indoor unit easy to maintain.
Midea U-Shaped Smart Inverter Window Air Conditioner (12,000 BTU)
This window air conditioner is Energy Star Most Efficient 2022 certified as the smart inverter technology ensures massive energy savings all year round. It's also equipped with smart technology that lets you control the unit from anywhere using MideaAir. It's also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
And compared to other window units that take up the entirety of your window, the U-shaped design of this one still allows you to open and close your window and let the fresh air in your shed whenever you want.
DELLA Wi-Fi Mini Split Air Conditioner & Heater (12,000 BTU)
This ductless mini split system is great for much bigger sheds that need more cooling power, while not taking up too much electricity. The inverter technology that this air conditioner utilizes ensures that this unit is incredibly energy efficient.
It's also equipped with several smart settings that let you control heating and cooling, utilize the auto-defrost function, set the 24 hour programmable timer, engage sleep mode or energy saving mode, or switch between multiple fan speeds.
The air conditioning unit also produces minimal noise levels, and also uses a smart sensor installed in your remote control to adjust the airflow and temperature accordingly.
BLACK+DECKER Air Conditioner (14,000 BTU)
Another great option for bigger sheds is this portable air conditioner. This unit serves three functions—an air conditioner, dehumidifier and fan—to help you reach your desired temperature and optimal climate control.
This portable unit also comes with a remote control to let you change its settings more easily, as well as a programmable 24 hour timer that lets you set it on your time. The slide-out washable filter and auto-water evaporation also makes maintenance incredibly convenient.
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Nothing achieves climate control and optimal heating and cooling like an AC unit. But whether you get a window unit or decide to look at ductless mini split systems or portable units, it's important to keep these clean to keep the conditioned air.
From bacteria or mold growth, many things can accumulate in your AC unit over time that can cause limited cooling capacity. Not even the best air conditioner can maintain its performance without regular cleaning, but it's hard when you have no idea where to start.
Luckily, you don't have to worry about anything with Luce Aircon. Our experienced staff can handle any aircon needs, whether its an installation and set up to cleaning and maintenance, so that keeping cool seems easy and effortless.
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