Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re planning on converting your garage into a relaxing 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 plenty of preparation. Though we can’t turn you into the consummate handyman, we can help you get set to complete the conversion 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 think about an air conditioner as one of your most pressing priorities. Without it, your new room figures to be a lot less fun to utilize during warmer months. There are three options to consider when thinking about what kind of air conditioner is ideal for your converted garage.

  1. 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 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 an expert from Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & 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 allows you to get an air conditioning system that can handle your heating needs in the dead of winter as well.
  3. 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 a fine choice. However, there are a few 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, a new part of your house should feel just as comfortable as every other room. Give the professionals at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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