Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on 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 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 a professional handyman, we can help you be ready 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 highest priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to be in during summer. There are a few options to weigh when considering 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 a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with expert knowledge, so consult with a specialist from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the cold months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the room isn’t that big, this could be a good solution. However, there are a few 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 already a window, a window air conditioner will leave a considerable 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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