So you’re thinking about 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 fresh dose 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 prepare to complete the conversion 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to be in during hot days and nights. There are a few options to weigh when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.
- You can connect an existing air duct from your house to the walls of your garage. This can happen only 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 professional know-how, so consult with an expert from Parker Pearce Service Experts to find out if this is the right 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 special kind 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 a choice and the room isn’t that big, this could be a good solution. 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 move forward 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 experts at Parker Pearce a call at 301-476-4577 or schedule an appointment online today.