Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re considering converting your garage into living 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 consummate handyman, we can help you be ready to tackle the project 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 consider an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during hot days and nights. There are several options to think about when considering 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 definitely a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with a specialist from TML 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 works 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 unique kind of packaged HVAC system, which means you can get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the cold months as well.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not an option and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a a fine choice. However, there are a couple downsides to this method. 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 large 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 TML Service Experts a call at 208-488-4892 or schedule an appointment online today.

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