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There is a buddy of mine down the street who has an air conditioned garage.  Can you imagine that, an HVAC treated garage. Perhaps it’s not that big a deal but it seems fairly expensive to me.  My two door garage has room now for barely a single car. And, that was because I dug in our heels over the garage being taken over by degrees of junk.  To be frank, I too am responsible for much of the junk in our garage. I have leftover paint, bike parts, tools plus holiday decor stacked in the garage.  But, our buddy’s fully HVAC treated garage got me to thinking. I am actually not going to spend the money to air condition our garage. But the V in HVAC gave my husband an idea.  My garage could actually benefit from some ventilation. With all the VOC’s from the paint, the gas cans, not to mention the car, the garage reeks. We have a heat pump for heating and cooling.  The air handler is in the garage. Now, perhaps I am being paranoid, despite the fact that I don’t love the thought of all the VOC’s leaking into the HVAC system. I know it’s sealed plus pulls air from outside as well as the returns.  But, still why take the chance. And, this garage easily odors anyway. I called our HVAC guy to check with him. He said since we don’t have any actual CO2 producing HVAC components, installing a small exhaust fan would be fine. So, that’s what my husband did.  He went online to purchase an exhaust fan, then was able to install it himself. The little exhaust fan is programmed to turn on and off at busy times. What a difference it has made! Not only does it smell better but it’s not nearly as hot.

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