Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

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 consummate handyman, we can help you be ready to tackle the project by making sure you can weigh all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the furniture 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 figures to be a lot less fun to be in during warmer months. There are several options to think about when thinking about 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with expert knowledge, so consult with an expert from Stevenson Service Experts to find out if this is a viable option for you.
    1. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner runs 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 permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the winter months as well.
    1. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a good solution. However, there are a couple 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 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, an extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online today.

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