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 new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you be ready to complete the conversion by making sure you can weigh 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 top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to utilize during warmer months. There are a few options to think about when determining what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.
- You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This will only work 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 professional experience, so consult with an expert from BW/Cook Service Experts to find out if this is a viable option for you.
- 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 cold months as well.
- 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 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 already a 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 experts at BW/Cook a call at 574-218-6404 or schedule an appointment online today.