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Ductless AC for a Cool Garage Workshop

Posted by: Cooper MechanicalThursday, May 28, 2020

Ductless AC in Garage Workshop

Converting Non-traditional Spaces for Year-Round Comfort

A carpentry bench in your garage, a small gym in a backyard shed, a music practice space in an unfinished room above a garage. They go by different names: man caves, she-sheds, and garage workshops, but one thing is true: without air conditioning, they all become unbearably hot during our Myrtle Beach summers. Converted garages tend to be DIY affairs, practical solutions for homeowners to carve out a space for their hobbies or passion projects. 

A ductless cooling system like Carrier's Infinity High Wall ductless system can turn your hot garage or workspace into a cool and comfortable place to create.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

A ductless system is a room-specific, wall-mounted unit for cooling a single space. It's easy to cool a 500 square foot garage with a small mini-split ductless system.

But how do they work? Ductless systems work just like your central air, but without the ducts. Mini-splits suck warm air from your home, absorb moisture and heat from that air, and then blow cool air directly from the wall-mounted unit. 

The indoor mounted system houses an evaporator and blower. A conduit connects your ductless system to the ductless condenser outside your home.

It's like adding an extra like HVAC unit for a specific room without having to rework your home's ductwork.

Pros and Cons of a Ductless Mini-Split AC

Ductless systems are easy ways to cool non-traditional living spaces like your garage. If you want a quick and easy way to transform your garage into a place you want to spend time in, a ductless system will have you up and running in no time.

Additionally, adding ductless system will not affect the performance of your home's regular HVAC system. Expanding your current system is always a possibility, but often homeowners find that their current unit won't handle the extra square-footage that comes with adding ducts to a new room. Overtaxing an HVAC unit in this way is never a good idea.

The the one con of a ductless system may be the cost. Though they have come down in price over the years, it requires an initial investment. Additionally, some homeowners don't like the appearance of an indoor wall-mounted unit. That said, the Carrier Infinity ductless system is small, sleek, and can be mounted above eye-level.

Make Your Garage Your Next Project

Cooper Mechanical Services can help you decide which options are best for your needs and budget. Whether you want to expand a duct system or go with a new ductless option, CMS offers fast, reliable, and professional heating and cooling services.

To learn more, Call Cooper.