So you’re planning on converting your garage into another room as an addition to your house? All kinds of 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 a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during warmer months. There are three options to consider when thinking about 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with expert know-how, so consult with a technician from A-PLUS Service Experts to find out if this is a potential option for you.
- Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates 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 winter months as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and the space isn’t very large, this could be a a great fit. However, there are some 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 move forward 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 experts at A-PLUS a call at 301-747-3140 or schedule an appointment online today.