Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re considering 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 fresh dose 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 get set to complete the conversion 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to be in during hot days and nights. There are three options to weigh 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 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 know-how, so consult with a technician 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 dead of winter as well.
    1. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and there isn’t that much space to cool, 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 get going on 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 Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online today.

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