What Is a Packaged AC Unit?
A Packaged AC Unit is a type of air conditioner that excels when there isn’t room for a split system. They’re often found in mobile homes or businesses where an all-in-one air conditioner is needed. They act as both a condenser and an air handler/furnace. Just like other air conditioning systems, packaged systems are available as heat pumps, straight cool systems, gas furnaces, or dual-fuel units.
In Ocala and Dunnellon, FL, packaged systems are often used in mobile homes. The ductwork is underneath the home, in the crawl space. Specific ductwork needs to be used for outdoor applications. Conventional attic duct work won’t work properly for these type of applications.
At Coast to Coast Heating & Air, LLC we sell primarily Trane and Carrier packaged systems. They’re reliable, affordable, and these manufacturers go out of their way to make sure owners of their products are satisfied. When we come to your home or business to give you a Free Estimate, we will check your ductwork and make sure we take a good, hard look at what needs to be done. This allows us to give you our best price up front.
When Should a Packaged Air Conditioner be Used?
Packaged AC Units should primarily be used in mobile or manufactured homes or businesses in Central Florida. If your home already has a packaged unit, your best bet and least expensive option is to replace the system with another similar unit.
Packaged rooftop air conditioning systems are frequently found in shopping plazas, industrial sites, and other large business buildings. For rooftop unit installation, a curb adaptor is needed. A Crane and other large machinery might be necessary to complete installation as well.
How much does a Packaged air conditioner Cost?
Packaged unit prices vary depending on the type of system and SEER rating. Size also plays an important role. Large 5 ton packaged units command a higher price than a 3 ton unit. For a complete packaged unit installation job, expect to pay between $4,000 to $8,000. Packaged unit pricing also varies upon the scope of work needing to be done. If you need all new ductwork, expect the price to be on the higher side. If you need to replace your existing packaged unit, or you need a new system designed and installed for your brand new mobile home, manufactured home, or business give us a call.
Why Should You Replace your old Packaged AC Unit?
All air conditioners become less efficient and effective over time. Grime and foliage build up can cause your existing system to work harder to produce the same results. If you haven’t kept up with your HVAC system by getting regular preventative maintenance, your unit has had to work hard to keep your home cool. If your unit is over 10 years old and doesn’t have any factory warranty remaining, your ac unit is probably on borrowed time. By investing early before your ac unit fails, you can get yourself a better price, and have an ac unit installed on your terms. Air conditioners often fail during the peak of the Summer, which also happens to be our busiest time of the year. This can result in you having to wait days before we can get to you to replace your system.
New ac systems offer superior efficiency compared to older systems. They can reduce your monthly energy costs. Many electric companies offer incentives for you to change out your existing system for a more efficient one too!
When it comes to packaged unit installation and replacement in Ocala, Dunnellon, The Villages, or Crystal River, FL, nobody does it better than we do. We have a very experienced staff, background checked and drug tested employees, and the best office support staff in town. From permitting to the actual installation of your unit, we’ve got you covered!
If you simply need your unit fixed, give us a call! We’ll get you up and running quickly, without breaking the bank!