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 fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you get set to take on the task by making sure you can weigh 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less pleasant to be in during warmer months. There are three options to weigh 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 only a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a specialist from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is a potential option for you.
  2. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner works 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 unique 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 a possibility and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a few downsides to a window AC. It is not the most efficient for evenly distributing air, and is not the most efficient for energy usage. If there is not already a 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 get going on your garage conversion project, make sure your air conditioner needs are properly met. After all, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Service Experts a call at 925-364-5427 or schedule an appointment online today.

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