I have a shed behind our condo that is the ideal spot for a home gym set up.
The floor is concrete, the ceiling eight-feet high as well as there is a window at each end of the building.
The shed is approximately twenty feet long as well as 10 feet wide as well as outfitted with electricity. I have multiple overhead lights as well as plenty of outlets. I’ve added a folding mat, incline bench, set of hand-weights, medicine ball, battle ropes, jump rope, kettlebells, mini trampoline as well as an elliptical to the shed. For the majority of the year, the weather is mild enough that opening the windows is pleasant. I appreciate the fresh air, then however, there are a couple of weeks in the summer time as well as a couple in the Winter time that are a problem, then at first, I tried managing the indoor temperature with a box fan as well as a space heater. I didn’t love that the component took up room. Plus, I wasn’t satisfied with the level of cooling or heating. The shed felt overheated as well as sticky in the peak of summer, making it just about impossible to get motivated to exercise. The conditions were so chilly in the Winter time that I needed to bundle up in layers of clothing. It was hard to moderate up our muscles, as well as I distraught about injury. I decided to install some type of permanent heating as well as cooling solution. I did quite a bit of research as well as came across ductless heat pumps. The plan consists of an outdoor compressor connected by way of a conduit to a compact indoor air handler. The conduit required only a small three-inch hole in an exterior wall. The indoor air handler needed mounting capabilities up high on the wall as well as access to electricity. The ductless heat pump supplies both heating as well as cooling. It runs quietly as well as is attractively energy efficient.