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 a good deal of 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 entertainment 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 several options to consider when determining 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with the proper know-how, so consult with an expert from Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & 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 sits 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 allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the cold 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 a great fit. 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 484-401-7577 or schedule an appointment online today.