Nothing is cooler than a man cave unless it’s sweltering outside and inside. If your man cave is feeling a bit warm, don’t give up and abandon the den. Take a look at some secrets to keeping it cool.
A Little Insulation Makes a Big Difference
Whether your man cave is in the garage or a detached shed, insulation can help keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s easy and affordable to add insulation to the walls and ceiling and can save you money on heating and cooling costs.
Don’t Skip the Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan is an affordable way to keep the air moving in your space. In the winter, make sure it’s rotating clockwise to circulate the air and keep the entire space warm. In the summer, run it counterclockwise to blow air downward for a cooling effect.
Add a Ductless Mini Split System
Instead of adding ductwork to a garage man cave or installing an expensive system to a shed cave, try a ductless mini split system. This type of cooling system has the cooling unit on the outside and a fan unit typically mounted on a wall inside. It’s ductless, so you don’t have to worry about expensive installation. They’re also quiet and can cool a small space efficiently and separately from your home HVAC system.
Your man cave is your place for quiet reflection. Or, more likely, it’s where you spend time with the guys, watching TV or playing cards, pool, or ping pong. Whatever you use it for, you want it to be a cool and comfortable retreat in the summer. For the real secrets on cooling your man cave, contact the pros at G+S Heating Air Energy Services for the heating and air conditioning solutions you need.