Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering converting your garage into another room as an addition to your house? More and more 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 ultimate handyman, we can help you be ready to tackle the project 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during summer. There are several 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 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 Roland J. Down Service Experts to find out if this is the right option for you.
  2. 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 permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the cold months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the space isn’t very large, 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 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 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 Roland J. Down Service Experts a call at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online today.

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