Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into a relaxing space as an addition to your house? All kinds of people are doing so as it’s not only a fun and exciting project, but can add a new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you prepare to tackle the project by making sure you’re aware of all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less fun to utilize during hot days and nights. There are three options to consider when considering what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.

  1. You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This can happen only 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 know-how, so consult with a specialist from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is the right option for you.
  2. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner runs on its own condenser that sits right outside the garage. The indoor AC mounts to the wall near the ceiling. A mini-split system is also a special kind of packaged HVAC system, which allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a few downsides to this method. 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 large hole in your wall that could look inviting to a determined thief.

If you’re ready to move forward on 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 561-629-1826 or schedule an appointment online today.

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