A packaged unit is the all-in-one heating and cooling system for homes that don’t have a lot of room indoors for either a furnace and coil, or an air handler.
Package units will contain all of their parts in one outdoor unit that sits on either the roof or to the side of a building. Typically, a packaged unit is used in the Southeast or in manufactured homes – areas and homes that don’t typically have crawlspaces or basements. However, they can be a good option for any home with the right ductwork. Additionally, they come in two different footprints: small or large. The footprint you need depends on the BTU/tonnage and installation requirements for a building or home. Smaller footprint package units tend to be easier to install while larger footprint package units have greater installation flexibility. Large footprint units can be installed on either a rooftop or a slab while small footprint packaged systems can only be installed on a slab.