So you’re thinking about converting your garage into living space 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 great amount of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you prepare to tackle the project by making sure you can weigh 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to utilize during warmer months. There are three options to weigh when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.
- 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 an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a specialist from R & M Climate Control 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 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 unique kind of packaged HVAC system, which allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are some 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 an existing 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 professionals at R & M Climate Control Service Experts a call at 865-229-6176 or schedule an appointment online today.