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Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re considering 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 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 prepare 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to utilize during summer. There are three options to consider when determining what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.

    1. You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This can happen only 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 expert know-how, so consult with a technician from Stevenson Service Experts to find out if this is the right option for you.
    1. 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 unique kind of packaged HVAC system, which allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the winter months as well.
    1. 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 great fit. However, there are some 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 already a window, a window air conditioner will leave a big 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 extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online today.

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