So you’re thinking about 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 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 complete the conversion by making sure you can weigh all of your garage air conditioner options.
Besides the entertainment for the game room or man cave you might be building, you need to consider an air conditioner as one of your top priorities. Without it, your new room can be a lot less pleasant to spend time in during warmer months. There are several options to consider 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 conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is definitely a job for someone with expert experience, so consult with an expert from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts 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 works 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 unique kind 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.
- Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a choice and there isn’t that much space to cool, this could be a good solution. 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 an existing 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 get going 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 professionals at Winnipeg Supply a call at 204-800-0613 or schedule an appointment online today.