So you’re considering converting your garage into another room 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 a professional handyman, we can help you get set to take on the task by making sure you can weigh 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less pleasant to utilize during hot days and nights. There are several options to consider when considering 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 obviously a job for someone with expert knowledge, so consult with an expert from Orangutan Home Services 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 type of packaged HVAC system, which means you can 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 possibility and the room isn’t that big, this could be a a great fit. 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 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 press on with your garage conversion project, make sure your air conditioner needs are properly met. After all, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Orangutan Home Services a call at 602-906-0111 or schedule an appointment online today.