So you’re thinking about 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 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 a professional handyman, we can help you get set 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 make sure that you plan for an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room will be a lot less fun to be in during summer. There are three options to weigh when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.
- 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 nearby duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with an expert from Kingston 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’s installed 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 cold months as well.
- 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 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 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the pros at Kingston Home Services by Enercare a call at 613-817-1591 or schedule an appointment online today.