What you need to know about packaged units

July 06, 2018

Many times, people don’t grasp all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are accessible to them. But O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is here to remind you to consider each option and determine which type of system will best meet your needs.

One of those options 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 waste indoor space putting up a furnace or air handler.

When would you use a packaged unit?

Packaged units are perfect if you are limited on the amount of space inside your home. Specifically, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you normally have extra storage space that can easily store components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be a challenge to find an perfect location and you likely want to use that space for a different purpose.

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

Our technicians can talk with 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, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Drexel Hill.

If you are not sure about packaged units or just want to take a look at the variety of options to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the right place. You can contact O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.