Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about 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 ultimate handyman, we can help you be ready 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to spend time in during summer. There are several options to think about when determining what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.

  1. 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with an expert from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 winter months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and the space isn’t very large, this could be a a great fit. 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 big 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 professionals at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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