Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing space 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 thorough 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to be in during warmer months. There are a few options to consider when considering what kind of air conditioner is ideal 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 definitely a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with a technician from Stevenson Service Experts to find out if this is a viable option for you.
    1. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates 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 unique kind of packaged HVAC system, which permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
    1. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the room isn’t that big, 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 a built-in 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online today.

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