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 fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you be ready to take on the task by making sure you know about 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during warmer months. There are three options to consider 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 only a job for someone with expert know-how, so consult with an expert from All American Air Service Experts 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 situated 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 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 good solution. However, there are a couple 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 large 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at All American Air a call at 386-310-2061 or schedule an appointment online today.