So you’re thinking about converting your garage into living space 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 new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you get set to complete the conversion by making sure you know about 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 most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during warmer months. There are a few options to think about when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.
- 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 an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with the proper know-how, so consult with an expert from Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare 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 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 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 the room isn’t that big, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a few 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 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 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 experts at Abbey Air a call at 289-813-5566 or schedule an appointment online today.