Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion
So you’re planning on converting your garage into living space 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 a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you get set to complete the conversion by making sure you’re aware of 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 most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during summer. There are three options to think about when considering what kind of air conditioner is the best choice 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 expert knowledge, so consult with an expert from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning 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 works on its own condenser situated 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 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 space isn’t very large, this could be a a fine choice. 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 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or schedule an appointment online today.
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