For most people, they don't have a reason for having air conditioning in their garage. However, your situation may be different. If there is a reason for you wanting to have air conditioning in your garage, then you need to consider some important factors that can save you money and trouble. This article will give you information on times when it may work out well for you to have an air-conditioned garage and other things you need to know before you have air conditioning installed in the garage.
When will air conditioning work out well in the garage?
If you spend a lot of time in the garage and you don't want to have the door open while you are in there, then you might do best with it air-conditioned. Or, if you live in an area where it gets extremely hot during the summer months, then air conditioning may almost be a must if you spend time in the garage often. Another time when you may want it air-conditioned is when you are using it for something else, such as for extra living quarters or even as a place where some of your animals are going to spend a lot of time and you know it will be too hot during the summer.
Why may central air not be the best choice?
Even if you already have central air throughout the house, it may not be a good idea to have the central system expanded to also cool the garage and there are several reasons why this is the case. For one thing, the lack of a return in the garage can end up creating a problem with the pressurization when the air is pushed to the garage without that return being included in the system. Also, outdoor air can be pulled in as the system tries to self-correct and this can cause you to have a worsening of the air quality inside of your home.
Why might a mini-split air conditioner work well?
A type of air conditioner that you might want to have an HVAC tech install that will cool the garage is a mini-split air conditioner. This air conditioner is called a split one because it will go both on the inside and the outside. This system won't need ducts, and it can cool a garage well without causing your energy bills to go up much. However, you will want to seal up gaps and cracks, as well as make sure the garage door is well-insulated.
Contact an AC installation contractor to learn more.