What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Often times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are available 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 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 misuse indoor space housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are great if you are restrained on the amount of space inside your home. Particularly, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you usually have extra storage space that can easily fit components of your heating and cooling system. But if you remove that, it can be difficult to find an good 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 inside 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 talk 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 content throughout the year, regardless what Mother Nature throws at you in Wisconsin Rapids. If you are unacquainted with packaged units or just want to check out the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the correct 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.