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Gas packs are self-contained prepackaged HVAC systems that provide heating and cooling in one unit. They’re similar to packaged air conditioners, but instead of an electrically-powered air conditioner paired with electric strips for heating, gas packs pair a natural gas furnace with an AC or consist of a heat pump powered by gas, propane or oil. Here are three things the fellow citizens of Monroe, NC and surrounding areas might not know about these units:

1. Gas Packs Require Less Space

Because gas packs are two units in one, they save on space. That makes them a popular choice for Monroe, NC, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, mobile homes, modular homes and condos. Although gas packs used to be bulky and clunky, modern gas furnaces in gas packs are sleek and compact. They can be mounted on rooftops or on the ground, and because all the components are in one place, they are easier for HVAC service technicians to repair.

2. Gas Packs Are Energy-Efficient

Combining affordable electric AC with efficient natural gas reduces utility bills. Gas packs offer a powerful and cost-effective way to heat and cool large and mid-sized spaces and multiple rooms. Modern gas packs have AFUEs of at least 80 percent; some have AFUEs as high as 90 percent. An AFUE of 90 means that 90 percent of the energy used is converted into heat.

3. Gas Packs Are Just One Packaged Product Option

In addition to gas packs, high-tech Trane packaged products include hybrid heat units, packaged heat pumps and packaged air conditioners. There are also different types of gas packs: Natural gas packs are the cleanest and most efficient, but there are also propane-powered units that are easy to install and work well in Monroe homes where a propane system is already in place.

To explore whether a Trane gas pack with high energy efficiency would be a good match for your Monroe, Weddington, Waxhaw, Matthews, Mint Hill, Peachland, Marshville, Stallings, Albemarle, or Polkton home, schedule a no-cost heating and cooling consultation with Byrum Heating & A/C, Inc. by calling (704) 208-4165 now.