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 a professional handyman, we can help you prepare to take on the task 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to be in during hot days and nights. There are a few options to think about when determining what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.
- 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 an easily accessible 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare 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 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.
- 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 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 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 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 pros at Boehmers/Cronin Emery a call at 519-804-1617 or schedule an appointment online today.