So you’re thinking about converting your garage into living space 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 new splash 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’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 top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less pleasant to utilize during warmer months. There are several options to think about when considering 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 only a job for someone with professional know-how, so consult with a technician from Levy & Son 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 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 allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter 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 a couple downsides to this choice. 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 get going on your garage conversion project, make sure your air conditioner needs are properly met. After all, an extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Levy & Son Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online today.