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Ins and Outs of a Garage Air Conditioner

Ins and Outs of a Garage Air Conditioner

When the temperature outside becomes unbearable, it quickly becomes too hot to work inside your garage. That’s where garage air conditioning comes in. While most homes aren’t built with them, installing one is easier than you might think.

Different Types of Garage AC Units

There are several garage AC units, each with its benefits and drawbacks. Your choice will depend on your personal preferences and how your home is set up.

Ductless Mini-Split

The ductless mini-split is one of the most popular garage AC units, and for a good reason. They combine all the benefits of regular heating and AC units that you might find in your home in a small package. Ductless mini-split systems can be operated via a thermostat, and some newer models even allow you to control them using your smartphone. One of the drawbacks of ductless mini-split systems is their price. They are more expensive than other garage AC unit options and must always be installed by a trained HVAC technician. They also require space outside for the unit to be installed and a hole to be drilled in the wall to connect it to the inside of your garage.

Window Unit

If you have a standard-sized window in your garage, a small, lightweight window unit might be the right solution. These units can be installed quickly and are a very affordable option for most garages. Window units are noticeable from the outside, which may be a drawback for some homeowners. They work by sticking out the window to eject hot air and condensation without needing ductwork and plumbing. These units can be convenient because of their small size but are often noisy when turned on, which can be bothersome for some people.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portable units typically only provide heating or air conditioning, depending on the type. Portable air conditioners are the easiest to set up as they only need to be plugged into a normal outlet to begin working. These units are not permanently installed, making it easy to store them away during the winter when not in use, and can be moved around your garage wherever you need them. Portable air conditioning units are not as efficient as other options like the ductless mini-split but are much more affordable. These units also require an exhaust pipe that has to be vented outside and typically includes a basin that collects condensation that will need to be drained occasionally. This aspect of portable air conditioners can be inconvenient, especially for those in humid climates.

What Kind of AC Unit is Best for My Garage?

Finding the right AC unit for your space can be tricky, especially considering all the options, price points, and set-ups. If you are unsure of which unit is right for your garage, we’re here to help. At AccuTemp Refrigeration, we specialize in keeping your home cool. Our expert HVAC technicians will help you with every step to ensure your new garage air condition unit is just what you need.

Professional Air Conditioning in Phoenix, AZ

Accutemp Refrigeration has served customers in the valley since 1981, and we always put our clients first. We’re committed to providing top-quality products and services at an affordable price. We are a full-service HVAC company handling everything from complicated commercial systems to residential HVAC

At Accutemp Refrigeration, we believe honesty and integrity are the foundation of providing excellent service. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, insured, and certified. We work hard to guarantee that your entire experience with us is positive. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency repair or routine maintenance, we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you’re completely satisfied.

If you’re ready to install an air conditioning unit in your garage, contact us and let our expert technicians help cool down your Phoenix, AZ garage today.


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