So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing space 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 great amount of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires thorough preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the ultimate handyman, we can help you prepare to take on the task 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your highest priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during hot days and nights. There are several options to consider when determining 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 definitely a job for someone with the proper experience, so consult with a specialist from D&K Home Services by Enercare to find out if this is the right 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 sits 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 means you can get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter 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 a couple 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 considerable 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at D & K Home Services a call at 613-707-2421 or schedule an appointment online today.