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02-02-2006, 06:18 PM
Are packaged units becoming more commonly installed in new homes than split systems? That seems to be case in my area. How are buliders/developers justifying using them when lot sizes are getting so small. I've seen some installed practically butting up against the neighbors.
02-02-2006, 11:19 PM
must be a regional thing. here in nj i have never seen new residential construction using package units.
02-03-2006, 03:31 AM
I live in Memphis & I see very few package units installed on new construction. Most of the construction here uses slabs instead of conventional foundations. I will tell ya this though. If a house has a finished upstairs thats the same size as the downstairs. Its a whole lot easier to have a package unit & the duct run underneath than it is trying to figure out how to get ducts to all the rooms.
In Western KY 95% of new and existing
homes are package units
02-03-2006, 07:04 AM
Never seen a packaged unit used in residential.
02-03-2006, 10:47 AM
t527ed, I believe you are right on. It must be a regional thing.
hvac hero, good point re. slabs and conventional foundations. Very few homes are built on slabs here in Nashville.
[Edited by jfred on 02-03-2006 at 11:24 AM]
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