Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 great amount of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires plenty 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 know about all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to consider an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to utilize during warmer months. There are several options to weigh when determining what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.

  1. 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with an expert from D.A. Bennett Service Experts 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 runs 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 type 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 an option and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a great fit. 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 a built-in 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 get going on 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts a call at 518-205-3324 or schedule an appointment online today.

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