Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering converting your garage into another room as an addition to your house? Many 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 consummate 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 furniture for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to think about an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room will 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.

  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 obviously a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with an expert from Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is a potential 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 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.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and the room isn’t that big, this could be a good solution. 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 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 addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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