So you’re planning on converting your garage into living space as an addition to your house? Many people are doing so as it’s not only a fun and exciting project, but can add a fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you prepare to tackle the project by making sure you know about all of your garage air conditioner options.
Besides the fun stuff for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to consider an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to spend time in during hot days and nights. There are a few options to consider when considering what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.
- You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This will only work if the garage and the home are connected and have a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with professional knowledge, so consult with an expert from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is a potential option for you.
- Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates on its own condenser that’s installed right outside the garage. The indoor AC mounts to the wall near the ceiling. A mini-split system is also a type of packaged HVAC system, which permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the winter months as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a choice and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a great fit. However, there are a couple downsides to this choice. It is not the most efficient for evenly distributing air, and is not the most efficient for energy usage. If there is not a built-in window, a window air conditioner will leave a big hole in your wall that could look inviting to a determined thief.
If you’re ready to press on with your garage conversion project, make sure your air conditioner needs are properly met. After all, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online today.