Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into living space 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 great amount 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 take on the task by making sure you can weigh all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to think about an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less pleasant to be in during summer. There are several options to weigh when determining what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.

  1. 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 an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with an expert from Coastal Service Experts to find out if this is a potential 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 situated 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 room isn’t that big, 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 a built-in window, a window air conditioner will leave a large 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 Coastal Service Experts a call at 912-208-2399 or schedule an appointment online today.

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