Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into another room 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 thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during summer. There are several options to think about when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is best 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 expert knowledge, so consult with a specialist from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 operates 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 means you can 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 choice and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a great fit. However, there are some 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 already a window, a window air conditioner will leave a considerable 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 866-397-3787 or schedule an appointment online today. 

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