Depending on how this space is going to be used, the two most popular AC systems for homeowners to have are split systems and ductless systems. Whether you want to use a ductless AC in your garage is reliant up on what you plan on doing in your garage.
Split Air Conditioner Systems
Ductless systems will prove ideal in large, open garages. Conversely, if homeowners want to split their garages up in order to create a number of rooms that are kept separate from one another, then a split system will be better.
The best mini split air conditioner that we have found is the Pioneer Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, 12000 BTU (1 Ton), 13 SEER, Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation. Including 16 Foot Installation Kit.. 110~120 VAC.. This unit is highly efficient, super quiet and requires 110-120 VAC standard power. It has its own installation kit for an easy install and has a line set that is 16 feet in length along with many other accessories.
If you have your garage divided into a number of separate rooms, much like a house, and have three or so rooms added inside of the garage, then you may want to consider the benefits of having a central system instead.
When the renovated garage is just one big, boxy space, then I would recommend using a ductless model. Ductless systems do not necessitate any costly ductwork during the installation process and thus, these tend to be better for people who are going to keep their garages as one large room.
We routinely install ductless air conditioner systems in the homes and garages. Property owners who have these types of systems will have one console or unit that is wall-mounted. There are a number of manufacturers that produce console-type models that are designed to sit on blowers. In each instance, the unit will have a coil where cold air circulation occurs. This is all connected to a unit outside that is known as a condenser, which functions much like a refrigerator does. Condensers work just like refrigeration and copper lines.
Size is another factor that is very important to consider. Actually, the size of your garage proportionate to your new cooling systems is just as important as the size of the actual property in comparison to the size of the primary AC system. The very same steps need to be taken for a garage as for any other area within the home – it must be correctly sized.