What you need to know about packaged units

July 06, 2018

Often times, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling choices that are available to them. But Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is here to remind you to consider each option and determine which type of system will best meet your needs.

One of those possibilities is a packaged unit. What exactly is that? It’s an all-in-one heating and cooling system installed outside, which means you don’t need to take up indoor space putting up a furnace or air handler.

When would you use a packaged unit?

Packaged units are great if you are constrained on the amount of space inside your home. Particularly, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you normally have extra storage space that can easily house components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be difficult to find an good location and you likely want to use that space for an alternative purpose.

The units are very compact, which leaves a small footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed within the exterior of your home or on the roof and links up to the ductwork through a small opening in the wall. It’s an efficient and helpful option that doesn’t cover too much space.

Our technicians can inform you about the assorted models, including gas and electric; electric and electric; heat pump; and dual-fuel options. You’ll be able to choice a model that will keep you content throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Opelika.

If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of solutions to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-245-4748 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.