So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 a professional handyman, we can help you prepare to complete the conversion 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less pleasant to utilize during warmer months. There are several options to think about 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with an expert from Falso 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 runs 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 special kind 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.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and the room isn’t that big, this could be a good solution. 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 already a window, a window air conditioner will leave a big 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 professionals at Falso a call at 315-313-6531 or schedule an appointment online today.