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 available to them. But Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. is here to remind you to consider each option and decide 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 misuse indoor space accommodating a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are great if you are constrained on the amount of space inside your home. Particularly, 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 a challenge to find an good location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a tiny footprint and makes installation that much efficient 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 technicians 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 comfortable throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Scottsboro. If you are unacquainted with packaged units or just want to check out the variety of options to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 and our professionals will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.