We have been thinking about turning our two car garage into a home gym for the past couple of years.
- It’s one of those things that has been in the back of our minds for a while, but we just haven’t ever gotten around to doing it until now.
We haven’t had the time nor the money up until this year and so it seems like it’s finally the right time to start working on it. The problem that we’re having is the fact that the two car garage was never really set up to be a living space. Up until now, we have really had no reason to need air ducts or heating and cooling out there. After all, the only thing that’s usually in the garage are our bikes, the lawnmower, and our deep freezer. Those things don’t need to have heating and air conditioning, that’s for sure. But now, if we are going to be working out in that area, we are going to have to do something about the lack of heating and cooling out there. We spoke to an HVAC contractor about it once and he told us that he wouldn’t really recommend running ductwork from the house to the garage. He said that if we tried to use the same HVAC system that we have currently, it might be too much of a load on the unit and the temperature in the rest of the house would suffer. Instead, he recommended something called a ductless mini split air conditioning system that would be able to handle both the heating and the cooling in the garage.