Your luxury garage should feel as good as it looks, no matter what the weather outside. Whether you’re working on a car or just hanging out, there’s no reason not to be comfortable.
And, the right climate control can help keep your collection in great shape.
Here at Snowflake Air, we’ve noticed a rise in luxury car garages in Treasure Valley. As people renovate their homes or pull the trigger on new Lamborghinis, BMWs, or classic cars, we’ve gotten more and more questions about the best way to heat and cool their garage.
And, we have the answer.
Why A Mini Split Is A Perfect Fit For A Luxury Garage
When it comes to climate control for your luxury garage, you can’t beat a mini split. It offers:
- Fully Customizable Settings
- Excellent Comfort In Large Spaces
- Humidity Control
- Whisper-Quiet Operation
- Easy, Out-Of-The-Way Installation
We’ll get into the nuts and bolts of how this all works a little later. For now, let’s see what you get with it.
Fully Customizable Settings
First of all, forget about what the thermostat inside the house says! With ductless heating and cooling, you set the temperature for the garage, and it stays just the way you want it.
And from there, you can program whatever changes you want.
This is a big deal when you’re adding heating and cooling to another part of the house. Even with a dual system — two furnaces and ACs — those thermostats still won’t account for this area.
The result? Always too hot or cold.
But, the air handler on your ductless mini split has a thermostat built-in. So, you get customized control for the garage. And, you can program the temperature to change at different times of the day.
And, the warmth can even help heat up the bonus room above your garage – a space that’s often too cold in the winter.
Excellent Comfort In Large Spaces
Whether you’re setting up shop in a two-car space or sprawling 2,000-square foot garage, ductless will do the trick.
This is the big, big difference from plugging in a space heater or portable air conditioner. Even running your ductwork and adding a vent in here won’t compare to the superior comfort you’ll get from a mini split.
You can get an air handler designed to cover a large space. Those other solutions? They’ll do just fine in a small room but don’t generate enough pressure to do much more.
But, the mini split doesn’t have that problem. It’s got sensors that find hot and cold spots within the area it’s treating. And, it can send warm or cooled air directly to those locations.
And, they run almost all the time in low-power mode. This way, they keep the temperature consistent — no swinging up or down a few degrees like with a furnace or central air.
Here’s an extra benefit especially for classic car owners: Humidity control.
With a constantly-running system, you get constant control over the amount of moisture in the air.
Maybe you put a mini fridge, TV, and speakers in their garage and have the best hangout in the neighborhood. Or, you love being under the car tinkering in silence, thinking over every nut and bolt.
Or, maybe you like to do both, depending on how you’re feeling.
Well, how’d you like to keep that silence — without sweating or freezing your butt off in the summer and winter?
Ductless heating and cooling is just as good, if not better, than central air and a furnace. And, it barely makes a peep.
Unless it’s on full blast (which it rarely is) and you’re standing right under it, not making a sound, you won’t hear a thing.
Easy, Out-Of-The-Way Installation
It must take forever to set up a system this awesome, right? Well, how about in just one day?
That’s all the time we need to get a one-zone mini split up and running. With no ductwork to worry about, it’s a quick run once you pick out the components you want.
We permanently install everything. There’s no putting stuff up or taking it down when the seasons change.
And, it barely takes up any room. If you’ve got about three square feet of open wall space, we can make it happen.
How Does A Mini Split Work?
A mini split, or ductless heating and cooling, works using two main parts: a heat pump outside and an air handler (which we’ve talked about a lot already) inside.
The heat pump draws in warmth from outside in the winter (even when it’s cold out) and amplifies it enough to heat the space. In the summer, it gets rid of the warmth in the house.
The heat travels between the pump and air handler through a line that runs a coolant liquid between the two. The coolant evaporates and condenses as it carries the heat.
Inside, the air handler circulates and treats the air. And, as we mentioned, it handles dehumidification. That’s the basic idea, and you can read more if you want to get into the specifics.
Read More: How Do Mini Splits Work?
How Much Will A Mini Split Cost Me?
A single-zone Mitsubishi mini split (best-in-class) runs you around $3,200. That’s for one heat pump and one air handler, and it handles all your heating and cooling.
You can add more air handlers if you want to cover more space. Hey, if you like how it treats the garage, you can upgrade for the whole house later on.
Each heat pump supports up to eight air handlers, so it’s not like the price doubles with each additional indoor unit.
You can read more about the cost of a mini split installation in Boise Metro and Valley County and what factors affect the price. And, you can find out about rebates, incentives, and financing to keep the cost down.
Read Real Case Studies Of Mini Split Installations In Boise Metro and Valley County
Mini Split Installation In Boise, ID And Valley County
Snowflake Air installs mini splits in Boise, ID as well as Cascade, Donnelley, and McCall in Valley County. And, we can help you out, too. If you want to learn more about ductless heating and cooling, and if it’s a good fit for your home in or around Boise, ID, call or email us for a free consultation