My boyfriend and I recently moved in together.

It’s been a pretty short relationship so far, so I’m interested to see how things are going to work out.

I know that we get along fairly well on a day-to-day basis, and we have many common goals. I’m hoping that’s enough for things to go smoothly. We have big plans for the home that we moved into, starting with the garage downstairs. We knew that we needed to find something with a large garage to utilize as a workspace and a studio space. For starters, we like to make furniture and sell it for extra money on the side. Secondly, my boyfriend is extremely handy and he repairs cars for friends and acquaintances. When we moved in, it was the dead of winter so the outside air temperature was pretty low and comfortable. Working in the garage felt fine, because we had a small space heater to add a little bit of heat. We didn’t need much to improve the indoor air temperature in the mild winter. However, when the warmth of Summer started to settle in, the garage immediately became unbearable. There’s no way my boyfriend could work on cars in that condition. We tried setting up shop fans to increase the ventilation in the garage, but nothing helped with the amount of heat and humidity that we experienced each day. Eventually, we started talking about having a mini split ductless heating and cooling system connected in the garage. We called out a buddy who had some experience in the HVAC industry. Within a few moments of examining our garage space, he told me we didn’t need to worry about getting a mini split ductless heating and cooling system. Apparently, the garage was hooked up to a separate cooling system, and the thermostat had been well hidden in a utility closet.

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By Steve