Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on 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 fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project by making sure you’re aware of all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to be in during warmer months. There are a few options to consider when determining 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with a technician from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if this is a viable option for you.
  2. 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 special kind of packaged HVAC system, which means you can 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 choice and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a great fit. 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 already a 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 Service Experts a call at 352-414-4006 or schedule an appointment online today.

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