Whether you want to transform your garage into an extra bedroom, hobby area or man cave, garage conversions are convenient for many reasons. Whatever your reason for converting your garage into a livable space, there’s one important thing you shouldn’t overlook: air conditioning. The type of AC you choose for your garage conversion depends on some variables. Read on to find out which AC is the best choice for your garage conversion!
1. Central Air Conditioning for Your Garage Apartment
If your garage is attached to your home or nearby then utilizing your existing central air conditioning system could be the best option for your garage conversion. It’s likely that you’ll have to add additional ductwork to be able to direct the airflow from your central air conditioner to your garage.
2. Detached Garage Window AC Units
If you’re looking to add air conditioning to a detached garage or storage unit you can consider a window unit. Window units are a more cost-effective installation than centralized air conditioning but will cost you the same, if not more in utilities. If your space is small, the cost may even out. When considering a larger area, window units might not be the best choice. With a window unit, the device is placed in a window and plugged into an outlet. The cooled air is forced through the unit to cool your space.
4 Benefits of Window AC Units
2. Easy installation
3. Can cool a 500 square foot space
4. Flexible and can be easily relocated
4 Disadvantages of Window AC Units
1. Noisier than other units
2. Have difficulty cooling large spaces
3. Require a window
4. Can increase bills during the summer
3. Ductless / Mini Split Air Conditioning for Your Garage Apartment
Ductless split air conditioning systems are designed to cool and heat your space as efficiently as a central air conditioning system but without the intricate series of ductwork. Ductless split AC units are the most efficient way to cool your garage conversion. There are a few advantages to this mini-split system you may want to consider:
- It has its own condenser unit
- It’s small
- Minimal noise output
- Offers the same functions as a normal HVAC system
Contact Colman Air for a Free Estimate on a New AC Installation for Your Garage Conversion
No matter what service your system needs, Colman Heating & Air is here to keep your home and garage conversion comfortable at an affordable price. Call Colman Heating & Air Conditioning at (321) 269-4565.