Converting the garage of your Tallahassee, Florida, home into a living space is a fun and exciting project. As with any project, it takes plenty of preparation. As you prepare for your garage conversion, consider what HVAC solutions you need to convert the space into a comfortable living space.
Use Your Current HVAC System
Since you will be adding extra space, your system will need to be sized for the extra space. We can do a load calculation to determine if your current system is capable of handling the extra space. Although running ductwork to the garage can be challenging, it is possible and is normally the least expensive option for a garage conversion.
Install a New HVAC System
If your existing HVAC system is getting old, you may consider replacing it with a unit that can accommodate the extra space. A more energy-efficient unit will probably keep your energy bills the same, or reduce them, even though the system now cares for a larger space.
A ductless mini-split system is a great option for garage conversions. A ductless system is small, very quiet, provides the highest AC SEER ratings, and since the temperature in each zone is adjustable, the room occupant can set the temperature according to their comfort without impacting on the rest of your home. Ductless systems offer improved indoor air quality since they provide point-of-use air-conditioning and heating, ideal for family members with respiratory problems.
Consider a Dehumidifier
With the humid climate of Florida, the moisture in the air makes it uncomfortable. While your air conditioner and heating system help to control humidity in your garage conversion, you may need more help. A dedicated dehumidifier maintains comfortable humidity levels all year-long.
Contact Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling today at 850-688-9265. Give us a call to learn more about which HVAC system will best suit your needs and boost the comfort of your garage conversion.
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