When my wife and I got married and bought a house, we were so excited to start our new life together.
- Well, she was a photographer and typically would work in an office with a darkroom, but she decided she wanted a darkroom at home.
So we hired some contractors to set up the room. They also suggested that we have a ductless mini split installed so we have a zone dedicated to that room with its own customized temperature control settings. This is because you want the chemicals mixed with the distilled water to be around 68 degrees and it’s easiest to achieve this by keeping the temperature control settings stable in the room, you don’t want those temperatures fluctuating during film development. So my wife was able to get the room set up perfectly and she had shelving and a sink installed as well for all her film developing needs. We didn’t only just put an HVAC zone in her dark room though, we figured we might as well install ductless zones all throughout the house! The beautiful thing is that everything runs off the same condenser because you can connect up to 8 zones off a single condenser unit. We’ve been incredibly comfortable living in our home and I love the fact that my wife is able to do a lot of her own work from home these days. I get to spend more time with her and that’s a major plus for me! Of course, there are times when she will have to go into her workplace, but she’s considering starting her own photography business.