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Old 08-17-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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I have a customer with a converted garage. It is being used as a art studio for her son. He needs heat in the winter and cold in the summer. Does such a beast exist that is a in wall combo unit? If so, is it worth it? Or, is it better to do each separate? Are these units safe? I have already found some separate units on line. Just need to know which way/brand is better. They need to be able to run off of 110V. Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:19 AM   #2
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Will all of it have to be electric or can you get gas or propane for the heat?

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If it can be electric, that would be easiest. Trying to keep cost down.
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I built an art studio three years ago. We used a p-tac unit to heat and cool. It was all electric & required no ducting (I think they're pretty much the same type of unit you find in hotel rooms).

Required 220v service and was quite an expensive little booger.. (around $2,500 if I remember right) But it did a great job of heating/cooling the space.
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Yeah, I found those units. A little pricey for what she wants to do. The units that I had found were separate and about 3 bills each. She just needs something simple.
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They make through the wall and window type heat/AC units also. Some just use heat strips and others use a heat pump with a heat strip backup.
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Yeah, I found those units. A little pricey for what she wants to do. The units that I had found were separate and about 3 bills each. She just needs something simple.
Install a window unit a/c @$150.00 and a oil filled heater @100.00 or do it right and get a P-tac. You can't make chicken soup from chicken poop.
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If it can be electric, that would be easiest. Trying to keep cost down.
A word of caution....while the electric model seems least expensive, don't forget someone may have to run electricity to it - can your service handle the new load in addition to the existing load?

Electricity is expensive.
Check your fuel bill(assuming fossil fuel of some flavor).
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How often do you need heat there? How cold does it get down too? When I think NM, I think a/c would be the priority.
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When I think NM, I think a/c would be the priority.
Good point....I didn't notice the OP was in NM..
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Electricity is not a problem. I didn't ask how often they would use it. My fault. I will ask. Yes we do get a winter here. We had snow on the ground many times last year. That is a huge misconception about NM. 2 hours north of me, i'm in Albuquerque, there is 4-7' of snow. It is some of the best snowmobile freeriding in the country, and i've been all over WY, CO and UT sledding. I think she just would like something simple to take the chill off.
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They make a window unit that includes heat...maybe just frame in an opening for one of these:

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