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? More and more people are doing so as it’s not only a fun and exciting project, but can add a new splash 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 can weigh 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 can be a lot less enjoyable to spend time in during summer. There are three options to weigh when considering what kind of air conditioner is best 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 definitely a job for someone with professional know-how, so consult with a technician from Broad Ripple Service Experts 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 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 type of packaged HVAC system, which permits you to 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 some 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 big 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, an addition to your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the experts at Broad Ripple Service Experts a call at 317-527-0271 or schedule an appointment online today.

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