control climate inside shedClimate control your backyard storage shed with many possible solutions. Do you even need to climate control your shed? If you are simply using it for storage, the answer may still be yes. When you use your shed for entertainment, it becomes more necessary.

Why Should I Climate Control My Shed?

Making your shed climate controlled keeps the environment from extremes such as humidity, dryness, dust, heat and cold. If you are storing items like paperwork, books, furniture or expensive artwork, you will want to make sure your shed is climate controlled.

Another great reason to climate control your shed is when you use it for entertainment or enjoyment. Sheds used as offices, play rooms, bars and man cave sheds will need be climate controlled.

Traditional Climate Control

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Air Conditioning:

The most obvious ways to climate control your shed is by installing air conditioning and heating systems that fit with your climate. Air conditioning units can be something as simple as a window unit or you can try a more sophisticated item like this Climate Right, which sits outside, like a more traditional cooling unit on a house. This unit installs as easily as drilling a couple of holes and plugging in, but works with more efficiency than a window unit.

space heater for shed


Heating your shed also has multiple options. You can use a small space heater for temporary heating. However, it’s not safe to heat a shed like this all the time. Space heaters need to be monitored and typically cannot run for longer than a few hours.

However, there are electric wall heaters appropriate for longer term use. These electric wall heaters  are a good middle ground between a space heater and a furnace.

For the top of the line storage shed heater, look up something like this Central Boiler, which can be installed to use like a more traditional furnace.

Environmentally Friendly Climate Control

Solar units are a more natural and eco-friendly option for climate control. Additionally, a solar unit shed comes prepped for climate control naturally. There’s nothing to install, unless you choose to add on some of our optional accessories at a later date.

The Aurora Solar Shed is a spacious greenhouse unit with eight feet of glass roof and four adjustable vents for excellent climate control. No need to add anything for basic climate control. However, our optional accessories can make it more comfy.  Solar shades that block 75 percent of the sunlight and 50 percent of the heat can make your hot climate feel cooler. Additionally, a power ventilation fan removes excess heat and brings in cooler air. Both of these accessories can be added to your solar shed in order to make your hot climate feel cool.

shed with climate control environment

Save Yourself Money & Effort By Setting Goals for Climate Control

Before choosing your route of climate control in your backyard shed, be sure to determine what your goals are for the long term and how often it will be necessary to keep your shed climate controlled. Less expensive options may cost you more in the long run if they don’t completely fit your needs. Likewise, more expensive options may not be worth it if you don’t need them.

19 responses to “Best Ways to Climate Control Backyard Shed

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[…] used for its intended purpose, the basement and attic may not be enough. Don’t even think of a shed unless it is climate controlled — ice crystals can form on everything on the inside when it is […]

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 1:27 am

Posted by RICKY


Posted on March 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

Good Morning Ricky,

If your structure allows, you would have to cut a hole in the siding and make some type of bracket system to hold the A/C unit in place. We do not manufacture plastic or vinyl sheds, so we are not familiar with customization methods for the material. Good luck!

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

Posted by Jan

How high up on the wooden shed wall should we make the window for a heater/air conditioning unit? Ive heard the height location may make a difference in the efficiency of the unit. Especially when it’s cooling.

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 9:52 am

Posted by Donna Toyama

Do you have any retailers for your Climate Right products that provide installation?

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:51 am

Posted by bdeitsch

Good Afternoon Donna,

We do have suppliers for our power fan system and solar shades which are included with the installation of our solar shed – Aurora. Is there something I can help with?

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Posted by Danielle

Can your solar sheds be used to grow strawberries and watermelon in the winter in southern California? I’ve read that watermelon would need to be warm at night. Sometimes the temperature dips into the low 30s at night where I live.

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

Good Afternoon Danielle,

Well, we are no strawberry or watermelon experts, can point you to a helpful article on storing strawberries. You can add electricity to our solar garden shed if needed to help keep the interior cool and warm enough to grow and store your favorite fruit. I hope this helps you. Feel free to give us a call if you have any other questions.

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Posted by CX

What about for extreme heated climates such as Phoenix, Arizona? It seems to me that window roofs might not be a good option since the sun penetrates so strong during the summertime, even 50% heat entrance is unbearable. Tips?

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Posted by Molly Johnson

Where can I get a brochure or information about different vendors and sizes?

Posted on October 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Posted by Doll DuMoit

I have a 12×24 ft metal building with clothes, shoes and purses. It needs to be climate control how do I do that? Or who do I call to get that done?

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Posted by Jean Takac

Hello Backyard ,
I am very interested in a 12 x 32 or so Building finished inside , would you happen to have any REPOS ???

Seriously interested ,

Polo ,
816 776 5945

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:29 am

Posted by Lisa Zimmerman

We are planning to have a hi loft barn built, it has a gambrel roof. How do we properly ventilate without losing all of the heat or AC?

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

Good Afternoon Lisa,

Thank you for visiting our blog. Well, seems like the structure needs to be insulated or you will get condensation from heating it. Best to ask a local HVAC person that you are getting your heater and AC from. Or the barn manufacturer. I am sorry we can’t be of more help. Have a great day!

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Posted by Bob Wagner

I bought a shed from big boys toys and the shed the floor was rooten and the trim rooten. They screwed the one door open and the other door closed. The doors have to be replaced because of warped. I paid $ 800.00 for it and was not worth it. Have to put a lot of work into it.

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 11:59 am

Posted by Joan Shadbolt

I live in a hot humid climate; we had a vinyl shed but it was extremely damp with condensation – it had vents – and suffered during a hurricane. We cannot decide if wooden shed would be less affected by condensation and be drier inside? Can you advise?

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Posted by Brennan

Good Morning Joan,

Based on our designs of our vinyl sided sheds, sheds with vinyl siding would most likely be less affected by condensation. The siding offers an additional layer of protection. I hope that helps answer your questions.

Have a great day!

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 9:48 am

Posted by pnut

I am getting a 12×16 vent ridged shed w/a window. I plan on placing it near a tree for afternoon shade reasons, but I know its still going to get some sun here in central Florida. I will have electric to the shed, and I will be breeding rodents (rats/mice) in it. I sell these animals for reptile food. I take care of my animals to the best of my ability, and that includes temperatures and bugs being kept away. Without adding a/c (trying to keep my elec bill somewhat low) what other cooling alternatives do i have? I will be adding 2/3 fans, led lights only when we are in there will be on, I will be putting an exhaust fan in, and I will be insulating it. I cannot keep the door open all the time due to insects, possible wild rodents and predatory animals getting in there. Any other hope instead of a/c?

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Posted by Theresa O’Connor

How do I find a climate controlled shed builder in carson city nv

Posted on February 2, 2020 at 11:02 am

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