When my husband and I were house hunting a few years ago we both had a few requirements for the new place that we held steadfast on.
We knew we wanted a large yard, plenty of spare bedrooms, and an abundance of space for storage.
Having been cramped in apartments previously, we were ready to have an area to keep all our things neat and organized, finally. That’s why we were so excited when we found the perfect house and it had it’s own storage shed attached to the side. The only caveat was that the storage shed was not connected to the HVAC system which serviced the rest of the home. Still, we piled car maintenance equipment, fishing supplies, and tools into the shed, and forgot about the air quality that might be problematic. Soon, however, we were hit with the realization that we couldn’t ignore the air conditions if we wanted our stuff to stay in good shape. The tools and parts were experiencing some rust formation, and it was obvious that we needed to incorporate some sort of HVAC system to take care of the poor air quality. We went out and purchased a separate AC unit to install in the shed, and had the instrument up and running immediately. Still, the air seemed to be holding too much moisture, so we decided it would be beneficial to put in an additional dehumidifying machine. With both instruments properly installed, we no longer had to worry about the condition or structural integrity of our stored supplies.