What kind of mini-split, if any, would you recommend to heat, cool, and dehumidify an outdoor metal storage container?
We have an outdoor metal container (45″ long x 8″ wide x 8″ high) in which we would like to store mostly photo slides, and fine art painted on wood. We would like to heat, cool, and dehumidify it as affordably as possible to reach about 50% humidity and 60 to 85 degrees temperature in Beacon, New York where it gets below freezing in winter and above ninety in summer. The container will be hooked up to the electric grid so we will have electricity.
How much electric power might we need a year for this? Would a minisplit unit be a good option and if so what brand(s) and with what power capacity? Would you recommend other options? We are not builders or electricians so any advice you can provide will be most welcome.
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