So you’re planning on converting your garage into living 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 consummate handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project by making sure you’re aware of 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to utilize during warmer months. There are several options to consider when determining 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 a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with the proper knowledge, so consult with an expert from Wesley Wood Service Experts 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 situated 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 means you can 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 choice and the room isn’t that big, 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 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Wesley Wood a call at 484-401-7577 or schedule an appointment online today.