What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Cooling, Heating Many times, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling options that are offered to them. But Ocean Air Conditioning is here to remind you to take into account each option and decide which type of system will best meet your needs. One of those options 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 housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are great if you are limited on the amount of space inside your home. Specifically, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you normally 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 good location and you likely want to use that space for a different purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a minor footprint and makes installation that much quicker and easier. They can be installed in 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 useful option that doesn’t cover too much space. Our professionals can chat with 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 at ease throughout the year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Orange County. If you are not sure about packaged units or just want to check out the variety of options to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the right place. You can contact Ocean Air Conditioning at 949-525-9119 and our professionals will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.