What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Frequently, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling options that are accessible to them. But Dave's Diversified Services 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 putting up a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are wonderful if you are limited 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 store components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be difficult 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 quicker 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 useful option that doesn’t cover too much space. Our technicians 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 determine a model that will keep you comfortable throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Front Royal. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to take a look at the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Dave's Diversified Services at 540-369-3971 and our professionals will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are envisioning for your home.