Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering 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 great amount 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 prepare to complete the conversion by making sure you’re aware of 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 figures to be a lot less fun to spend time in during hot days and nights. There are a few options to consider when thinking about 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 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 only a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with a technician from Calverley 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 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 allows 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 the space isn’t very large, this could be a a fine choice. 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 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, an extension of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Calverley Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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