Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on 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 fresh dose of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires a good deal of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you get set to complete the conversion 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less enjoyable to be in during warmer months. There are a few options to consider when considering what kind of air conditioner is ideal 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 obviously a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with a specialist from McKinley Heating Service Experts to find out if this is the right 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 winter 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 good solution. However, there are some 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 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 get going on 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts a call at 780-800-7092 or schedule an appointment online today.

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