Remodeling your garage is easier and less expensive than building a new addition. You can improve the value of your Tallahassee, Florida, home with a new bedroom, study, or children’s playroom. Remodeling is a great way to give your family more space, but you’ll need to make your garage attractive and fun to spend time in. You can make your converted garage more comfortable with your home’s existing HVAC system, a ductless mini-split unit, or a room air conditioner.
Use Your Existing HVAC System
With the unit size of many home HVAC systems, you may not need extra heating or cooling for your converted garage. Ask a professional to inspect your current system and decide if it’s correctly sized for the space. If it’s large enough, you can simply connect an existing air duct to a wall in your garage.
Install a Ductless Mini-Split System
A ductless mini-split system has one or more indoor air handling units, and they’re connected to an outdoor unit by a small conduit. The small indoor units hang on walls, making ductwork unnecessary. These systems are more efficient and more quiet than conventional HVAC systems. If your existing HVAC system is older, you can save money on your utility bills over time by replacing it with a ductless system. You can also have a ductless system installed only in your converted garage.
Add a Room Air Conditioner
A window or through-the-wall air conditioner is inexpensive and easy to install. Portable models are also available, and some have a heating coil or heat pump technology. However, a room air conditioner can be noisier and less efficient than other options. Due to the level of noise produced, thieves could disguise their entry into your home, plus you shouldn’t use this type of air conditioner in a vacation home.
Advanced Air Care Heating and Cooling has experience working on almost every type of residential HVAC system. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment to make your converted garage more comfortable. Call us at 850-688-9265 for expert service.
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