Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into another room 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 new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you be ready to take on the task by making sure you know about all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the fun stuff 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 fun to utilize 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.

  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 expert experience, so consult with an expert from Strand Brothers Service Experts to find out if this is the right option for you.
  2. 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 permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a choice and the space isn’t very large, this could be a good solution. However, there are some 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 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 move forward 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or schedule an appointment online today.

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