Air Conditioner Options for Your Garage Conversion

July 06, 2015

So you’re thinking about converting your garage into another room 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 consummate handyman, we can help you prepare to complete the conversion by making sure you’re aware of all of your garage air conditioner options.

Besides the entertainment 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 spend time in during summer. There are three options to consider when determining 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 a conveniently accessible duct that can be connected to your garage. This is obviously a job for someone with expert know-how, so consult with an expert from Stark Services 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 situated 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.
  3. Purchase a window air conditioner. If connecting an existing duct is not a possibility 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 move forward on 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 professionals at Stark Services a call at or schedule an appointment online today.

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