What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Many times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are accessible to them. But Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc is here to remind you to take into account each option and establish 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 waste indoor space accommodating a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are wonderful if you are restrained 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 house 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 a different purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a small footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed within 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 chat 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, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you in Wisconsin Rapids. 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 right place. You can contact Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-301-0256 and our experts will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are imagining for your home.