What you need to know about packaged units Posted July 6, 2018 Cooling, Heating Often times, people don’t realize all of the heating and cooling opportunities that are accessible to them. But Polestar Plumbing, 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 possibilities 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 restrained on the amount of space inside your home. Specifically, if you have a crawlspace instead of a basement. With a basement, you typically have extra storage space that can easily fit components of your heating and cooling system. But if you take that away, it can be hard to find an good location and you likely want to use that space for another purpose. The units are very compact, which leaves a tiny footprint and makes installation that much efficient and easier. They can be installed in the exterior of your home or on the roof and connects 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 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 choice a model that will keep you content throughout the year, for whatever Mother Nature throws at you in Olathe. If you are unfamiliar with packaged units or just want to peruse the variety of choices to match your heating and cooling needs, you are in the perfect place. You can contact Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at 913-432-3342 and our technicians will be happy to walk you through our selection and chat about what you are picturing for your home.