So you’re planning on 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 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 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 furniture 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 enjoyable to be in during hot days and nights. There are three options to think about when considering what kind of air conditioner is best for your converted garage.
- 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with the proper know-how, so consult with an expert from Niagara Home Services by Enercare to find out if this is a viable option for you.
- 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 allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a great fit. However, there are some 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 considerable 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Niagara Home Services by Enercare a call at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment online today.