Pros and Cons of Packaged HVAC Systems

Pros and Cons of Packaged HVAC Systems

When it comes to your comfort needs, the market offers you a lot of options to choose from. It may feel a bit overwhelming and sounds easier, but it’s a complex decision to make.

Most homeowners prefer packaged units for their homes. If you’re thinking of installing one, you may need to weigh the pros and cons. We can help you with that!

What is Packaged HVAC Systems?

 Let’s start from the name of the unit. It refers to the way the system is structured which means all the core and auxiliary parts are housed in a single-boxed cabinet. This comfort equipment is usually placed outdoor or on your roof and commonly used in restaurants, offices, and small homes.  It comes with different types of a packaged unit and operates depending on the configuration.

Benefits of Packaged HVAC Systems

 What makes it special for you? Check out the following benefits of packaged HVAC systems.

  • Space-Saver

These packaged HVAC systems are designed to save more space; that’s why the heating and cooling components are combined in one single unit. So if you do not have room for your air handler or furnace, it is your best option for your comfort requirements.

  • Hassle-Free

Since all of the components are housed in a single unit, this gives ease of access to technicians when it comes to installation, repair or maintenance tasks. The installation process becomes easier and quicker, fewer service costs, and more convenient for homeowners and HVAC experts.

  • Lower Electric Bills

This type of all in one comfort unit is highly efficient, which means you’ll get to experience greater indoor comfort and energy savings. Here’s a bit piece of advice: before you buy a new system, always check the SEER rating. It tells you how efficient the air conditioning unit.

Drawbacks of Packaged HVAC Systems

We often hear people say “there’s always another side of the coin”. Well, it goes the same with any heating and cooling units. However, when it comes to the packaged HVAC systems, the main drawback possibly is its location. Since it’s usually installed outside or on the roof, it is subject to the harsh weather conditions that may result to early system’s failure or speed up its wear and tear. Moreover, small animals like rodents and squirrels can cause damaged wires and parts of your unit. 

Get in touch with us to help you with your heating and cooling needs. T&L Air Conditioning and Heating is your one-stop HVAC company in Lake Charles, LA, and nearby areas. Let us take your comfort to the next level.