Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on converting your garage into living space as an addition to your house? More and more people are doing so as it’s not only a fun and exciting project, but can add a great amount of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you get set to complete the conversion by making sure you know about all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the furniture 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 enjoyable to be in during hot days and nights. There are three options to think about when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.

  1. You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This is only an option if the garage and the home are connected and have a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with expert knowledge, so consult with a technician from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is a viable 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 situated 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 winter months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the space isn’t very large, 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 an existing 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 get going on your garage conversion project, make sure your air conditioner needs are properly met. After all, an extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Service Experts a call at 330-305-2799 or schedule an appointment online today.

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