Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on converting your garage into another room 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 fresh dose 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 be ready to tackle the project 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less fun to utilize during hot days and nights. There are three options to think about when determining what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.

  1. You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This is only an option 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 the proper knowledge, so consult with an expert from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts to find out if this is a viable option for you.
  2. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates 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 cold 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 fine choice. 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 already a 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 press on with 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 experts at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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