What you need to know about packaged units

July 06, 2018

Many times, people don’t grasp all of the heating and cooling choices that are offered to them. But WM J Kraus & Son is here to remind you to think about 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 waste 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. 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 take that away, it can be hard to find an perfect 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 efficient and easier. They can be installed inside the exterior of your home or on the roof and links up to the ductwork through a small opening in the wall. It’s an efficient and useful option that doesn’t occupy too much space.

Our experts 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 determine a model that will keep you at ease throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Keokuk.

If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to take a look at the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the correct place. You can contact WM J Kraus & Son at 319-229-2318 and our experts will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.