What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Frequently, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling choices that are offered to them. But American HVAC Inc is here to remind you to think about 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 misuse indoor space accommodating a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are great if you are restrained on the amount of space inside your home. Especially, 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 remove that, it can be a challenge 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 quicker and easier. They can be installed within 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 take up too much space. Our technicians can talk with you about the different 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 at ease throughout the year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in San Jose. 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 American HVAC Inc at 408-215-1018 and our professionals will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.