So you’re thinking about converting your garage into a relaxing 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 thorough 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 furniture 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less pleasant to be in during warmer months. There are several options to consider 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 can happen only 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 the proper know-how, so consult with an expert from Neal Harris 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 works on its own condenser that’s installed 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 an option 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 considerable 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 pros at Neal Harris a call at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment online today.