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? All kinds of 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 a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you be ready to take on the task 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during warmer months. There are three options to think about when considering 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 will only work if the garage and the home are connected and have a nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with professional knowledge, so consult with an expert 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 works 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 type 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 space isn’t very large, this could be a a great fit. However, there are a couple 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 an existing 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 pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 403-279-5760 or schedule an appointment online today.

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