What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Many times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling options that are offered to them. But WM J Kraus & Son is here to remind you to consider each option and determine 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 misuse indoor space putting up 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. Particularly, 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 exclude that, it can be hard 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 minor footprint and makes installation that much faster 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 occupy too much space. Our experts can inform you about the various 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 comfortable throughout the year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Keokuk. If you are not sure about packaged units or just want to check out the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact WM J Kraus & Son at 319-229-2318 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.