So you’re considering converting your garage into living space 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 plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you get set to take on the task by making sure you know about all of your garage air conditioner options.
Besides the furniture for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less fun to be in during hot days and nights. There are several options to weigh when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is the best choice for your converted garage.
- 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 only a job for someone with professional experience, so consult with an expert from Peachtree Service Experts to find out if this is a potential option for you.
- Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner works on its own condenser that’s installed 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 winter months as well.
- 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 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 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 move forward 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 Peachtree a call at 678-235-9699 or schedule an appointment online today.