Our Garage is HOT!
September 13, 2011 10:49 AM Subscribe
Cooling a garage rec room? We are buying a house and want to use the garage as an informal hangout space. Problem - we live in Austin, where we've had over 80 days of 100+ degree weather this year. Solution?
posted by odayoday to home & garden (10 answers total)
We can't install a window unit because the outer walls are stone. We spoke with a contractor who said it would be fairly easy and inexpensive to add a duct and vent from the ac unit into the garage, but we're concerned that it will negatively affect the ac in the rest of the house, even if we close off the vent when not using the rec area. We also don't want to lose too much of the cool through the garage door. Has anyone had a similar vent added, and were you happy with the results? Any suggestions for sealing the garage door to hold in the cool air? Any other ideas for how to make this work? Thanks in advance for your help!