Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into another room 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 be ready to take on the task by making sure you know about 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 most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less fun to spend time in during summer. There are a few options to weigh when determining 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 an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with expert know-how, so consult with a technician from Service Experts Commercial HVAC 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 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 winter months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and the space isn’t very large, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are some 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 considerable 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 Commercial HVAC a call at 905-453-6700 or schedule an appointment online today.

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