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 available to them. But Ambient Air 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 take up indoor space accommodating 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. Especially, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you usually have extra storage space that can easily store components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be hard to find an perfect 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 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 inform you about the assorted 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 comfortable throughout the year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Tucson. If you are not sure about 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 Ambient Air at 520-201-3871 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.