Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re thinking about 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 great amount of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into a professional handyman, we can help you get set to tackle the project 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during summer. There are a few options to consider when considering 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 is only an option 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 know-how, so consult with an expert from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning to find out if this is a viable option for you. 
  2. Install a ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split system. This type of air conditioner operates 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 type of packaged HVAC system, which permits you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well. 
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility and the room isn’t that big, this could be a good solution. However, there are some 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 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, an extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or schedule an appointment online today. 

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