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? More and more 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 a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you get set to take on the task by making sure you’re aware of all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to consider an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less pleasant to utilize during summer. There are several options to consider when thinking about 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 only a job for someone with professional knowledge, so consult with a specialist from Norrell 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 situated right outside the garage. The indoor AC mounts to the wall near the ceiling. A mini-split system is also a type 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.
  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 fine choice. 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 large 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 Norrell Service Experts a call at 205-267-0023 or schedule an appointment online today.

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