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What you need to know about packaged units

July 06, 2018

Frequently, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are offered to them. But Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services is here to remind you to think about each option and decide 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 accommodating a furnace or air handler.

When would you use a packaged unit?

Packaged units are wonderful if you are constrained on the amount of space inside your home. Especially, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you typically have extra storage space that can easily house components of your heating and cooling system. But if you take that away, 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 tiny footprint and makes installation that much quicker 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 effective option that doesn’t cover too much space.

Our experts can chat with you about the different models, including gas and electric; electric and electric; heat pump; and dual-fuel options. You’ll be able to find a model that will keep you comfortable throughout the year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Anchorage.

If you are unacquainted with packaged units or just want to take a look at the variety of solutions to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services at 907-202-9798 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are imagining for your home.