What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Many times, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are offered to them. But Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to remind you to take into account each option and establish 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 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 take that away, it can be a challenge 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 small footprint and makes installation that much efficient 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 effective option that doesn’t occupy too much space. Our experts can chat 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 comfortable throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Elmhurst. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to check out the variety of options to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the correct place. You can contact Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at 630-833-1100 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.