It’s not very big, but it generates so much heating that the entire room feels nice and cozy within a few minutes
I have never been particularly handy, so I don’t know what made me believe I could convert my one-car garage into a spare bedroom. I think it was just being stir crazy from the COVID lockdown, which was in full effect at that time. I was cooped up for several weeks and needed something to keep me occupied. I decided to attempt something big. I sealed the garage door, removed the automatic door opener, and laid down carpets over the cement floor. I hung some fresh drywall over the bare walls, and then painted everything a nice eggshell color. Before I could proceed any further I needed to get a climate control system in place. I had done a little online research, and thought that a small, portable heating and cooling unit would be perfect. This is a one-car garage, not any larger than a bedroom, so it wouldn’t need a central HVAC system to maintain the air quality. Besides, extending the existing ductwork system out into this room would be cost-prohibitive. I found a nice combo space heater and AC unit for under $300 at the local Walmart, thanks to a Black Friday special. It’s not very big, but it generates so much heating that the entire room feels nice and cozy within a few minutes. I will have to wait until the temps get warmer before I test out the air conditioning function of the unit. Currently it is so frigidly cold outside that I wouldn’t be able to tell if the A/C was any good or not.