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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    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.

    Just curious.

    JFred

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    must be a regional thing. here in nj i have never seen new residential construction using package units.

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    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.
    Life is like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

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    Talking

    In Western KY 95% of new and existing
    homes are package units

  5. #5
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    Never seen a packaged unit used in residential.

  6. #6
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    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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