What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Often times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are accessible to them. But Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here to remind you to think about each option and establish 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 waste indoor space housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are perfect 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 house components of your heating and cooling system. But if you take that away, it can be difficult to find an good location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a minor footprint and makes installation that much faster 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 helpful option that doesn’t occupy 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 content throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Greater Richmond. 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 Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at 804-302-6657 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are imagining for your home.