What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Frequently, people don’t grasp all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are accessible to them. But Forster Heating is here to remind you to consider 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 waste indoor space housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are perfect 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 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 a challenge to find an good 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 faster and easier. They can be installed within 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 helpful option that doesn’t take up too much space. Our professionals can inform you about the different 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, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Auburn. If you are not sure about packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Forster Heating at 530-885-8081 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.