You really need a good heating system in a shop like ours.
- My friend Bob and I have been running a woodshop in our small town for the past couple of years.
We make a lot of custom cabinets, but Bob also makes all of these old fashioned specialty toys that have really taken off in the past couple of years. People love them and we sell a ton of them. We take orders for them and we stay busy with them throughout the year most of the time. Well, a couple of years ago whenever we first opened up, we started to have a lot of trouble with the wood supply warping and cracking. We couldn’t figure out what the problem was at first, but it turned out that the humidity levels and the indoor air quality in the shop were actually the problem! Once we figured out that we needed to get a new HVAC system so that we could level out the humidity in the woodshop, everything started to go much better for us. With a new heating and cooling system and a humidity monitor, we have been able to make sure that everything is just right in the storage area. Ever since we had a commercial HVAC company come out to work on the HVAC system for us, we haven’t had any more problems with our wood supply splitting or warping. I guess your heating and cooling system is more important than you might think. These days, we have our HVAC system maintained regularly just to make sure everything is okay.