Choosing something different than a window air conditioner:

Rebuilding after a bad storm is a long, painful, frustrating process that I don’t wish on anyone. I got lucky over this past summer, and only lost the shed that was in my backyard during the hurricane that swept through the area. To be fair though, that shed was almost thirty years old, and was terribly built in the first place! With the storm season being done and over with, I had a chance to rebuild that shed into something worthy of use for storage, exercise or anything else I’d like. After I finished building the shed to my liking, I had to think about whether I wanted to install some means of keeping the shed warm and cool during the winter and summer months respectively. There were plenty of options, even for a small shed like mine, and the temptation was there to simply leave it be to save some money for a different project. Ultimately, I decided to install a smaller version of a whole-house fan in the shed. Also known simply as an exhaust fan, this wasn’t the kind of fan you see hanging from the ceiling of your bedroom! This was an in-line ventilation point in the roof, where the heat that builds up inside the shed all day long can be dispersed out into the open air. As long as the window or door to the shed was left open, the exhaust fan would literally pull the heat out of the shed, while the cooler air outside of the shed would be shoved in by the change in pressure. This was more economical than installing a window-mounted A/C unit, that was for sure.

window a/c