So you’re planning on converting your garage into living space 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 a professional 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 think about 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 a few options to consider when determining what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.
- 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 a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with expert knowledge, so consult with an expert from Comfort Masters Service Experts to find out if this is a viable option for you.
- Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates on its own condenser that’s installed 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 permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the winter months as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a good solution. 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 big 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Comfort Masters a call at 847-250-6729 or schedule an appointment online today.