A Ductless Mini Split Unit on Top Floor Gym

One of the biggest reasons I moved into the house building I did was because it had a gym… Gym memberships are costly, especially if you’re someone like me who undoubtedly prefers to focus on cardio.

It’s not worth the money when all I need is a treadmill or elliptical.

If I was weight lifting, then it would be different. The gym is at the absolutely top floor and it has amazing views. My preferred part about my house complex’s gym are the treadmills overlooking the mountains and the panoramic windows. The space is almost perfect for my needs. The only downfall is that the a/c is turned on via a ductless mini split unit and it’s turned off after every use. This means, the gym isn’t cooled unless someone is using the space. The complex does this so they’re not cooling a space that isn’t being used, but it makes working out on the top floor challenging. Heat rises naturally, which means the gym is always super tepid inside. When I go up there to workout, I have to turn on the a/c and wait. It can take almost thirty minutes for me to assume the a/c coming out of the air vents. It’s extremely frustrating because I want to workout in a cool space, but it takes a long time in my house complex’s gym. While I’m undoubtedly grateful to live in an house with a gym, I’m disappointed with the way it’s cooled. It’s difficult to do cardio when the room is over eighty degrees and feels suffocating. It takes so much time for the ductless unit to cool the space.

a/c serviceman