So you’re planning on converting your garage into living 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 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 know about all of your garage air conditioner options.
Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to consider an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during summer. There are a few options to weigh when considering 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a technician from Midland Air 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 works 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 permits 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 possibility and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a few 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 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 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 pros at Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 803-399-7208 or schedule an appointment online today.