What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Many times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling choices that are offered to them. But Freed 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 housing 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. Particularly, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you usually have extra storage space that can easily fit components of your heating and cooling system. But if you exclude that, it can be difficult to find an perfect location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a minor footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed inside the exterior of your home or on the roof and connects 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 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 at ease throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Moline. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the right place. You can contact Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-323-9584 and our experts will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.