What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Often times, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are offered to them. But West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services is here to remind you to consider each option and decide which type of system will best meet your needs. One of those possibilities 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. Specifically, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you typically have extra storage space that can easily fit components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be hard to find an perfect location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a small footprint and makes installation that much quicker and easier. They can be installed in 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 effective option that doesn’t take up too much space. Our experts 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 find a model that will keep you content throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Hudsonville. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the correct place. You can contact West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services at (616) 669-3961 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.