So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you prepare to take on the task 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less fun to spend time in during summer. There are a few options to think about 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 a nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a technician from Strogen's Service Experts to find out if this is the right 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’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 dead of winter as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a choice and the space isn’t very large, this could be a a great fit. However, there are some 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 an existing 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Strogen's a call at 603-923-4570 or schedule an appointment online today.