Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering 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 consummate 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 entertainment 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 top 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 consider 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 an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously 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 runs 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 there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a great fit. However, there are a few 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 press on with 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 experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or schedule an appointment online today.

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