Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you prepare to tackle the project 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 top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to utilize during summer. There are three options to consider when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is the best choice 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 definitely a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a specialist from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning to find out if this is a viable 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 that sits 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 allows 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 fine choice. However, there are a couple downsides to this method. 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 get going on 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or schedule an appointment online today. 

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