So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 new splash 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 ultimate handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project by making sure you can weigh 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 most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to be in during warmer months. There are several options to consider when considering what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.
- 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with professional know-how, so consult with an expert from Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning to find out if this is the right 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 special 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.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a good solution. However, there are a couple 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Service Experts a call at 215-278-9690 or schedule an appointment online today.