What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Many times, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling choices that are offered to them. But Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning is here to remind you to think about 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 housing 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. Especially, 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 exclude that, it can be a challenge to find an ideal location and you likely want to use that space for an alternative purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a minor footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed within the exterior of your home or on the roof and hooks up to the ductwork through a small opening in the wall. It’s an efficient and helpful option that doesn’t take up too much space. Our professionals can talk with you about the various models, including gas and electric; electric and electric; heat pump; and dual-fuel options. You’ll be able to determine a model that will keep you at ease throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Kearney. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to take a look at the variety of options to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning at 308-624-3485 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.