A few years ago I decided to convert my Florida Room into an art studio.
If you aren’t aware what a Florida Room is, basically it’s an exterior room such as a patio, that is completely screened in.
This keeps out the bugs, but still allows for wind as natural ventilation. I took down all of the screens and put in windows and walls. I laid down some heavy carpet over the tile patio floor, and before long it looked like another real studio. Of course, this area was not attached to the central heating, ventilation as well as A/C system of the house… And since it only had screens before there was no reason for heating or cooling it, but now that the space was an art studio I needed weather conditions control, not just for my own comfort but for the sake of the art! Excessive humidity needed to be eliminated, and the indoor air pollen levels improved, or none of the paints or canvases would stay in good condition; and as I mentioned, the HVAC duct system from the main condo was not attached to the studio… And then I did not assume it was worth the currency to buy an additional heating, ventilation as well as A/C system for just one room. Instead I bought a small, portable cooling equipment that combined a fan, another cooling system, and a dehumidifier. There is not absolutely much frigid weather in this section of the country, but I also got a cheap little space heating system to use in the winter. The cooling equipment will finally get the most use, and I hope it is able to keep the indoor air pollen levels at a high level.