Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

So you’re considering converting your garage into another room as an addition to your house? All kinds of 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 tackle the project by making sure you know about all of your garage air conditioner options. 

Besides the furniture 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 most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during warmer months. 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 will only work if the garage and the home are connected and have an easily accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is only a job for someone with the proper knowledge, so consult with a specialist from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning to find out if this is a viable 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 special kind of packaged HVAC system, which means you can 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 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 a built-in 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 press on with 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 professionals at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or schedule an appointment online today. 

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