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 fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you be ready to take on the task 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during hot days and nights. There are a few 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with a technician from A1 Chesney Service Experts to find out if this is the right 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 type of packaged HVAC system, which allows 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 an option and the space isn’t very large, this could be a good solution. However, there are some downsides to this method. It is not the most efficient for evenly distributing air, and is not the most efficient for energy usage. If there is not an existing 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at A1 Chesney a call at 587-315-5271 or schedule an appointment online today.