What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Frequently, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are offered to them. But Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning is here to remind you to consider each option and decide which type of system will best meet your needs. One of those choices 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 housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are wonderful if you are limited 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 store components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be hard to find an good 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 within 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 cover too much space. Our professionals 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 determine a model that will keep you comfortable throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Columbia. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to check out the variety of solutions to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning at 601-736-7362 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.