What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Frequently, people don’t recognize all of the heating and cooling choices that are available to them. But Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 take up indoor space housing a furnace or air handler. When would you use a packaged unit? Packaged units are wonderful if you are constrained on the amount of space inside your home. Particularly, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you normally have extra storage space that can easily house components of your heating and cooling system. But if you take that away, it can be difficult to find an ideal location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a small footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed in 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 effective option that doesn’t take up too much space. Our technicians can talk with you about the various 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, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Hattiesburg. If you are not sure about packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of solutions to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-292-9763 and our professionals will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.