Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering converting your garage into living space 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 plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you prepare to tackle the project by making sure you’re aware of 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during summer. There are three options to weigh when determining what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.

  1. 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 a nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with a technician from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 type 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 a choice and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a couple downsides to a window AC. 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 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 professionals at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 281-407-9478 or schedule an appointment online today.

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