Should I Choose Ductless or Central Air Conditioning for My Home?

woman enjoys comfortable, air conditioned spaceThe summer months mean lazy, hazy days enjoying the outdoors, from beaches and picnics to fun summer sports. The warmer temperatures also mean that you probably enjoy cooling off in a nice, air-conditioned home after spending time outside. You might have an air conditioning system installed in your home that’s on the older side, or you may be considering a brand-new AC installation. Either way, there is much to consider when choosing the right system for your home and lifestyle.

Today’s air conditioning systems are built to provide homeowners with effective and highly efficient cooling. For instance, an air conditioner installed today versus one installed in 2012 may save you 20-40 percent of cooling energy costs. And, you could potentially save up to 50 percent on cooling costs if you have a system that’s more than 10 years old. As technology improves, air conditioning systems and the refrigerant they use become much more energy efficient and earth-conscious, helping you keep your home cooler while reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.

And, there are different types of systems to choose from.

Along with better efficiency and more environmentally conscious refrigerants, air conditioning systems have also been developed that can work in a variety of applications. In this article, we’ll focus on central air conditioning and ductless cooling – what they are, how they work, and what scenarios they are most suited for. Keep reading to learn more!

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning has been a popular choice for homeowners for many decades. That’s because one single unit can supply cooled air throughout the entire home. Homes that have a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace, are ideal candidates for central air conditioning. Most people with a furnace already in place opt for a split system, where part of the unit sits outside the home and an indoor cabinet that contains the indoor heat container and blower.

It is essential that there is ductwork installed in the home in order to install a central air conditioning system. This type of system relies on the ductwork in the home to carry the cooled air throughout. While you can choose to add ductwork to your home in order to support a central air conditioning system, it may not be cost-effective or feasible. Fortunately, you have options for cooling a home that lacks ductwork.

Ductless Cooling

As the name implies, ductless cooling systems work without the need for ductwork. Because they don’t rely on ductwork to deliver cooled air, they are a great choice for homes that have baseboard or radiant heating. One of the main advantages of a ductless system is its efficiency. When compared to window AC systems, ductless systems offer much better energy efficiency, often consuming up to 40 percent less energy.

Ductless systems require minimal construction during installation, using a small-diameter conduit to connect the indoor and outdoor units. Unlike window air conditioners, which can be loud and obtrusive, ductless systems are usually quiet and can be mounted high on a wall or ceiling, out of your living space. Whether you have just one room that could benefit from ductless AC or an entire house, there are different configurations available to help you get just the cooling you need.

And, as an added bonus, ductless systems are available that can also provide heating during the winter months – making them a great option if you need to replace old baseboard heat.

How can Degree Heating & Cooling help me choose the best system for my home?

When you choose Degree to help you determine what type of air conditioning system is best for your home, you can count on the fact that we’re dedicated professionals. Your home comfort is always our top priority, and we’re pleased to provide you with the air conditioning products and services you need for complete comfort. Whether you’re considering a new installation, or need maintenance or repairs for your current system, we can meet your needs.

We’ll always provide you with the best quality air conditioning products as well, from names you can trust like Carrier® and Mitsubishi®. Degree wants to help you enjoy cool comfort in your home, now and for years to come. If you’re ready to talk with us about your air conditioning options, please give us a call at 860-633-6122, and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with you.

How Can I Choose the Best HVAC Contractor?

Tools for air conditioner maintenanceWhen the spring season arrives, many homeowners want to make home improvements for a variety of different reasons. Often, they want their homes to be more comfortable. This can include getting new windows installed, improving the insulation in their home, or getting maintenance on their home’s air conditioning system.

Spring can also be a good time for an HVAC system replacement, as the weather has warmed up enough not to require constant heating, but is still cool enough that air conditioning is not yet needed. For many people though, choosing an HVAC contractor can seem like a daunting task. It’s important to make sure that the company you’re hiring is reliable and trusted, and is able to help meet any home comfort need you might have.

10 Things to Look for When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Whether you’re looking for a contractor who can maintain your home’s heating and cooling system, install brand-new HVAC equipment in your home, or provide you and your family with better indoor air quality, it’s important to do your research. Below are 10 things any homeowner should keep in mind when selecting an HVAC company to help meet their home comfort needs.

  1. Check with neighbors, friends, or family. Often, the best way to learn about home comfort companies in your area is by word-of-mouth referral. What company have they used for their HVAC needs, and were they satisfied?
  2. Check review sites and social media pages. Google Reviews, Yelp, and Facebook are all good places to check in and see what others are saying about a particular company. At Degree Heating & Cooling, we’re proud to have a 4.7 out of 5-star rating on Google, as well as a 5-star rating on Facebook.
  3. Check the local Better Business Bureau for complaints. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a great place to look for both ratings and complaints. If you do notice a complaint, see how the company resolved it. Degree has been accredited by the BBB since 2008, and we have an A+ rating.
  4. Look for local companies whenever possible. Companies that service locally are likely going to work to earn and keep your business because they understand the importance of having a good reputation and know the power of word-of-mouth advertising.
  5. Make sure the business is locally owned. “Home-services” companies that offer everything (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, duct-cleaning, for instance) are often owned by nationwide chains. Unfortunately, that can mean they aren’t as invested in your satisfaction as a small family-owned company might be.
  6. Big box stores may offer services, but often do not have their own technicians. Many times, these types of stores use outside subcontractors to do the work, who may, or may not be local.
  7. Find a company that has been in business for at least 10 years. If an HVAC contractor has been around for 10 years or more, it’s very likely that they not only do a great job but also make customer satisfaction a top priority. At Degree, we’ve been keeping people comfortable for 28 years.
  8. Look out for a valid license number. Be sure your contractor has their license number displayed prominently on their website and vehicles, check to make sure it is valid and not expired.
  9. Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics. Good contractors want to get you into the best system for your budget. They will never pressure you into purchasing equipment you don’t need and will be honest about whether they can (within reason) affordably repair your system, or if it should be replaced.
  10. A contractor should understand local codes and ordinances. Your contractor should pull the appropriate permits and ensure an inspection is completed.

Degree Heating & Cooling is local, family-owned, and ready to help you.

At Degree, it means a great deal to us when customers trust us to help them stay comfortable. We want to help you achieve the best possible home comfort as well. We assure you that you can trust us to meet your needs, whether you need heating, cooling, or indoor air quality products and services. We’re ready to help you get the HVAC installation, maintenance, or repairs you need. Contact us online or call (860) 633-6122 to find out how Degree Heating & Cooling can be your home comfort contractor of choice.

Ductless and Mini-Split Air Conditioning in Glastonbury, CT

Degree Heating & Cooling service area mapTrust Degree Heating & Cooling to install & service ductless Mitsubishi cooling. Mitsubishi electric ductless cooling systems offer energy efficiency & increased comfort.

When you choose to install a ductless or mini-split air conditioning system from Degree Heating & Cooling in your Glastonbury, CT home, you won’t have to contend with your old, clunky, inefficient window unit again. Specially designed to cool any place in your home without ducts, a ductless air conditioning system is perfect for spaces like additions and sunrooms.

Ductless air conditioning can be installed in a single room with minimal equipment, or an entire home by using a mini-split system. A mini-split system is a form of ductless air conditioning which connects multiple indoor ductless AC units to a single compressor or heat pump located outside of the home. Which type of ductless AC system is best for your home depends on several factors which our team can review with you. There are also different types of indoor units, providing you with many options to install a ductless or mini-split AC system that’s just right for you.

If you need the comfort you’d expect from a traditional air conditioning system without the need for adding additional ductwork, a ductless or mini-split air conditioning system is the perfect choice. Whether you want to create a quiet, comfort controlled room or just want to cool an area of your home without the cost and inconvenience of installing ductwork, a ductless or mini-split AC system can help. Ductless and mini-split air conditioning offers:

  • Variety (different models that suit your room)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Quiet function
  • Increased comfort

Because we have over 20 years of experience in the home comfort business, Degree Heating & Cooling is the right choice for quality, professional ductless and mini-split air conditioning installation. Our highly skilled technicians will provide you with professional, courteous service, so you’ll be enjoying the cool comfort of ductless AC in your Glastonbury, CT home in no time.

Current Offer: Save Up to $1,050 on Ductless AC

  • $500 Utility Rebate
  • $300 Tax Rebate
  • $250 Dealer Discount
mitsubishi electric logo.

Mitsubishi System Benefits

  • Lower Energy Costs: Up to 40% less energy used
  • Cleaner Air: Removal of pollutants, odors, allergens, bacteria and viruses
  • Superior Control: A single outdoor unit can control up to 8 indoor units
  • Great Value: Extraordinary service life for a lower cost of ownership
  • Ultra-quiet Operation: Perfect for any room of the house
  • Environmentally Friendly: No burning of fossil fuels

For more details, complete the form below or call Degree at
(860) 633-6122

Savings based on purchase of a multi-head system. See tax consultant for details regarding tax rebate. Some exclusions apply. See dealer for details.

Contact Degree Heating & Cooling

Need more information or ready for a free estimate? Call Degree at (860) 633-6122 or complete our short form below and a representative will contact you.

google-review-4
better business bureau A+ rating for degree heating and cooling
nate certified technicians

Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 7/15/21


    We will never sell or share your contact information.

    Best Time to Reach Me:
    MorningAfternoonEvening








    "Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"

    5 Gold stars image

    I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!

    - Gabriel P. | Local Resident and Google Reviewer

    Choose Degree Heating & Cooling for ductless air conditioning that’s perfect for your Glastonbury, CT home

    Degree Heating & Cooling offers ductless air conditioning systems from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating that are perfect for your home. If you need the comfort you’d expect from a traditional air conditioning system, but ducts are either impossible or impractical, a Mitsubishi Electric mini-split air conditioning system is the right choice.

    Diamond Contractor Logo.

    mitsubishi electric logo.

     

    You can enjoy the cool comfort of a ductless air conditioning system in your Glastonbury, CT home when you choose Degree Heating & Cooling. To find out if a ductless or mini-split air conditioning system installation is right for you, simply give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be happy to assist you with your needs.

    Degree Heating & Cooling service area mapDegree Heating & Cooling is a full-service air conditioning contractor. In addition to ductless air conditioning, we’re also pleased to provide:

    ­

     

    Click here for a list of many of the areas in which we regularly install ductless air conditioning systems:

    Why Choose Degree Heating and Cooling?


    • We're Locally Owned
      We’re not a franchise. We truly care about the community we’ve served for more than 25 years.
    • We Won't Pressure You
      We promise to never use high pressure sales tactics or sell you something you don’t really need.

    • We Are Green
      We dispose of all waste and old equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
    • We Carry the Best Brands
      We install nationally-recognized equipment with a proven track record of quality and reliability.

    Want to learn more reasons to choose Degree? Please visit Why Choose Degree.

    Air Conditioning Not Cooling As Well As It Should?

    Submit a request through our online form or give us a call. We'll help you find a solution that's right for your home and your budget.

    Air Conditioning Services in Glastonbury, CT

    Carrier air conditioning unit from Degree Heating and CoolingProviding Expert Air Conditioning Services Throughout the Glastonbury, CT Area for Over 25 Years

    Have you been thinking about replacing the air conditioning system in your Glastonbury, CT home? Or getting the current system you own working more effectively and efficiently? When you need air conditioning services, you should know that Degree Heating & Cooling is happy to help. We offer the best brands in air conditioning today, and customer service focused on your complete satisfaction. We promise to never use high pressure sales tactics or sell you something you don’t really need.

    We’ve been helping our customers with their air conditioning needs for more than 25 years by offering them the AC services and products they need to stay cool no matter how hot it gets outside. Our technicians are skilled professionals in the field of air conditioning and proudly offer comprehensive services including AC maintenance, AC repair and new AC installation.

    The summers in Glastonbury, CT can get hot and humid. People rely on their air conditioning to stay cool when the weather outside gets sticky. That’s why at Degree we’re focused on helping our customers with all their air conditioning needs. No matter if you need air conditioning maintenance or repair, or would like a new air conditioning unit or ductless AC system installed in your home, Degree has the solutions you need to stay comfortable, even on the hottest summer days.

    At Degree Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible cooling solution for your Glastonbury, CT home or business. You can rely on us to provide you with an air conditioning system solution that is individualized for your needs. Because we’ve installed many systems locally, we’ve earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time, while respecting your home and leaving it spotless after we are done. Let our experts help you customize an air conditioning solution that’s right for you.



    Contact Degree Heating & Cooling

    Need more information or ready for a free estimate? Call Degree at (860) 633-6122 or complete our short form below and a representative will contact you.

    google-review-4
    better business bureau A+ rating for degree heating and cooling
    nate certified technicians

    Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 7/15/21


      We will never sell or share your contact information.

      Best Time to Reach Me:
      MorningAfternoonEvening








      "Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"

      5 Gold stars image

      I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!

      - Gabriel P. | Local Resident and Google Reviewer




      Degree Heating & Cooling proudly offers a wide range of air conditioning services in Glastonbury, CT.

      At Degree Heating & Cooling, we help you get the air conditioning you need for your Glastonbury, CT home with the utmost professionalism. We are factory authorized dealers and the trusted service company for many manufacturers including Carrier, Mitsubishi, Scotsman, Hoshizaki and more, and are rated A+ by the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Our team members attend professional training classes throughout the year, and many of our technicians are NATE-certified. NATE is the only certification program supported by the entire industry.

      Service area map for Degree Heating & Cooling air conditioning services

      When you choose Degree Heating & Cooling for your air conditioning needs in Glastonbury, CT, you’re choosing a full-service air conditioning contractor. We’ll do everything necessary to keep you as comfortable as possible, and offer a complete range of air conditioning products and services to meet your needs. We proudly provide:

      At Degree Heating & Cooling, our top priority is customer satisfaction and improving your comfort. Whether you need to repair, replace or maintain the air conditioning system in your Glastonbury, CT home, you can count on us for professional results. Call Degree Heating & Cooling at (860) 633-6122, and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you with your cooling needs.


      Click here for a list of many of the areas in which we regularly install & repair air conditioning systems:





      Air Conditioning Not Cooling As Well As It Should?

      Submit a request through our online form or give us a call. We'll help you find a solution that's right for your home and your budget.



      Air Conditioning Maintenance in Glastonbury, CT

      Ductless AC inside the homeSchedule Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance Service to Keep Your AC System Running Smoothly Year-Round

      Whether the air conditioning system in your Glastonbury, CT home is brand new or over 10 years old, the only way to keep it operating at it’s best is with regular air conditioning maintenance.

      Neglected AC systems slowly lose efficiency and degrade more quickly, requiring more frequent repairs or even replacement ahead of their typical lifespan.

      One of the best ways you can keep your AC system in top condition is by choosing air conditioning maintenance from Degree Heating & Cooling. For over 20 years we’ve been working to keep homes in the Glastonbury, CT area comfortable, and we want to help you stay cool, too.

      By having a professional technician maintain your air conditioning system, you’re helping to prevent small problems from becoming large problems and ensuring the best possible performance from your AC system. Degree Heating & Cooling is pleased to offer our Glastonbury, CT customers annual service agreements as well, which can help reduce the cost of your air conditioning system maintenance tune-up.

      Our air conditioning maintenance goes far beyond cleaning or replacing air filters. We complete a comprehensive inspection of your entire AC system, from your AC unit, compressor, or heat pump, to the ductwork or ductless lines, all the way to the thermostats and everything in between. When you hire us for annual air conditioning maintenance, we leave no stone unturned to ensure that your air conditioning operates at its best, year-round.

      When you choose Degree Heating & Cooling for your air conditioning maintenance, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits this service provides, including:

      • Longer equipment life
      • Lower utility bills
      • Reduction in repairs
      • A more comfortable indoor environment
      • A protection of your investment

      Contact Degree Heating & Cooling

      Need more information or ready for a free estimate? Call Degree at (860) 633-6122 or complete our short form below and a representative will contact you.

      google-review-4
      better business bureau A+ rating for degree heating and cooling
      nate certified technicians

      Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 7/15/21


        We will never sell or share your contact information.

        Best Time to Reach Me:
        MorningAfternoonEvening








        "Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"

        5 Gold stars image

        I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!

        - Gabriel P. | Local Resident and Google Reviewer

        Why Choose Degree Heating and Cooling?


        • We're Locally Owned
          We’re not a franchise. We truly care about the community we’ve served for more than 25 years.
        • We Won't Pressure You
          We promise to never use high pressure sales tactics or sell you something you don’t really need.

        • We Are Green
          We dispose of all waste and old equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
        • We Carry the Best Brands
          We install nationally-recognized equipment with a proven track record of quality and reliability.

        Want to learn more reasons to choose Degree? Please visit Why Choose Degree.

        Choose Degree Heating & Cooling for the best air conditioning maintenance available.

        Let Degree Heating & Cooling exceed your customer service expectations while improving your home comfort. You can count on us for air conditioning maintenance in your Glastonbury, CT home.

        Degree Heating and Cooling service area mapSimply give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be more than happy to help you with your air conditioning maintenance needs.

        Degree Heating & Cooling is a full-service air conditioning maintenance contractor. In addition to air conditioning maintenance, we’re also pleased to provide our Glastonbury, CT customers with:

        Click here for a list of many of the areas in which we regularly maintain air conditioning systems:


        Air Conditioning Not Cooling As Well As It Should?

        Submit a request through our online form or give us a call. We'll help you find a solution that's right for your home and your budget.

        Air Conditioning Repair in Glastonbury, CT

        Degree technician shakes hands with homeowners outside next to AC unit.

        24/7 Quality Air Conditioner Repair Service for All Makes & Models

        When your air conditioning system is in need of repair, you can feel confident that Degree Heating & Cooling can help.

        There’s nothing worse than having your AC break down during the dog days of summer, which is why we’re happy to offer professional air conditioning repair to our customers in the Glastonbury, CT area.

        We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency AC repair service in Glastonbury, CT. If you currently have a broken air conditioner in your home, or your AC system isn’t quite working properly, then call Degree Heating & Cooling at (860) 633-6122 and we’ll be happy to repair your air conditioner so you can get back to relaxing. Our team is standing by to help you with any air conditioning repair.

        Our team of professionals can provide air conditioning repair for any problem you may have with your AC system, whether your air conditioner isn’t working at all, or if it’s only blowing out hot air, or if a mysterious leak appeared recently near some of your AC equipment, or anything else. We’ve been in this business a long time and we are well equipped to provide any air conditioning repair service you may need.

        When you choose Degree Heating & Cooling for your air conditioning repair, you’re choosing a company with over 20 years of experience in the business of home comfort. We think you’ll find our highly skilled technicians completely professional, and be impressed with how they treat you and your Glastonbury, CT home. Because we’re licensed contractors and specialists in air conditioning repair, we have the tools, equipment and expertise to keep your air conditioning system running perfectly.


        Contact Degree Heating & Cooling

        Need more information or ready for a free estimate? Call Degree at (860) 633-6122 or complete our short form below and a representative will contact you.

        google-review-4
        better business bureau A+ rating for degree heating and cooling
        nate certified technicians

        Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 7/15/21


          We will never sell or share your contact information.

          Best Time to Reach Me:
          MorningAfternoonEvening








          "Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"

          5 Gold stars image

          I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!

          - Gabriel P. | Local Resident and Google Reviewer

          Why Choose Degree Heating and Cooling?


          • We're Locally Owned
            We’re not a franchise. We truly care about the community we’ve served for more than 25 years.
          • We Won't Pressure You
            We promise to never use high pressure sales tactics or sell you something you don’t really need.

          • We Are Green
            We dispose of all waste and old equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
          • We Carry the Best Brands
            We install nationally-recognized equipment with a proven track record of quality and reliability.

          Want to learn more reasons to choose Degree? Please visit Why Choose Degree.

          Degree Heating & Cooling is ready to help you with your air conditioning repair needs.

          At Degree Heating & Cooling, our focus is on keeping our Glastonbury, CT customers as safe and comfortable as possible. We are factory authorized dealers and the trusted service company for many manufacturers including Carrier, Mitsubishi, Scotsman, Hoshizaki and more. Our team members attend professional training classes throughout the year, and many of our technicians are NATE-certified. NATE is the only certification program supported by the entire industry. And, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau rates us A+.

          You can count on us to provide you with the best AC repair possible. We proudly offer:

          • Expert repair of all makes and models of air conditioning systems
          • Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
          • Emergency AC repair services
          • Preventive maintenance programs to help reduce service emergencies

          Customer satisfaction is our goal and to improve the comfort of your Glastonbury, CT home. When you need air conditioning repair, you can count on Degree Heating & Cooling to help.

          Degree Heating and Cooling service area mapJust give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be happy to assist you with your air conditioning repair needs.

          Degree Heating & Cooling is a full-service air conditioning contractor. In addition to air conditioning repair, we’re also pleased to provide:

          Click here for a list of many of the areas in which we regularly repair air conditioning systems:


          Air Conditioning Not Cooling As Well As It Should?

          Submit a request through our online form or give us a call. We'll help you find a solution that's right for your home and your budget.

          Air Conditioning Installation & Replacement in Glastonbury, CT

          Young mother and her little daughter laughing playfully on the bed in the cool comfort of their home.

          Install New Air Conditioning in Your Home & Stay Cool This Summer. 

          If you need a new central air conditioning system in your Glastonbury, CT home, then trust Degree Heating & Cooling to meet your needs. We proudly offer expert installation, and our professional customer service experts and qualified technicians have been specially trained to offer you the best products and services available at the highest value.

          With over 25 years of experience in home comfort and NATE certified technicians, Degree Heating & Cooling is well qualified to help you stay cool – and save you money, too.

          If you currently own an older central air conditioner system in your Glastonbury home, then the chances are pretty good that you’re probably using quite a bit more energy than you need to be. As a matter of fact, more than one-third of the energy used in the United States is used to heat and cool buildings. However, if you have a properly designed and installed air conditioning system, you’ll notice the positive impact it has on your home’s energy costs.

          Seeking an air conditioning solution other than central air? At Degree Heating & Cooling, we also install other types of home air conditioning solutions, including AC units, ductless, and mini-split systems. No matter what type of air conditioning you need in Glastonbury, CT, Degree can help. Contact us today for more information.


          Contact Degree Heating & Cooling

          Need more information or ready for a free estimate? Call Degree at (860) 633-6122 or complete our short form below and a representative will contact you.

          google-review-4
          better business bureau A+ rating for degree heating and cooling
          nate certified technicians

          Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 7/15/21


            We will never sell or share your contact information.

            Best Time to Reach Me:
            MorningAfternoonEvening








            "Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"

            5 Gold stars image

            I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!

            - Gabriel P. | Local Resident and Google Reviewer

            Why Choose Degree Heating and Cooling?


            • We're Locally Owned
              We’re not a franchise. We truly care about the community we’ve served for more than 25 years.
            • We Won't Pressure You
              We promise to never use high pressure sales tactics or sell you something you don’t really need.

            • We Are Green
              We dispose of all waste and old equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
            • We Carry the Best Brands
              We install nationally-recognized equipment with a proven track record of quality and reliability.

            Want to learn more reasons to choose Degree? Please visit Why Choose Degree.

            Trust Degree Heating & Cooling for expert central air conditioning installation in your Glastonbury, CT home.

            At Degree Heating & Cooling, we strive to provide our Glastonbury and surrounding area customers with optimal home comfort. When you choose us for your new air conditioning installation, we’ll provide:

            • A free in-home consultation with one of our air conditioning system specialists
            • Assistance in selecting an energy-efficient air conditioning system that meets your needs
            • Properly sized equipment unique to your home
            • Convenient payment options
            • Full factory warranties on equipment and labor

            Degree Heating & Cooling works for your complete customer satisfaction while improving the comfort in your home. Whether you need to install a new central air conditioner, ductless or mini-split ac system, or window air conditioning units in the Glastonbury, CT area, count on us to help you.

            Simply call us at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

            Degree Heating & Cooling service area map

            Degree Heating & Cooling is a full-service air conditioning contractor. In addition to new air conditioning installations, we’re also pleased to provide:

            Click here for a list of many of the areas in which we regularly install central air conditioning systems:


            Air Conditioning Not Cooling As Well As It Should?

            Submit a request through our online form or give us a call. We'll help you find a solution that's right for your home and your budget.

            Learn About Indoor Air Quality & How You Can Improve It

            indoor air quality

            Your home’s air quality has always been important. But, with more and more people working and going to school from home, the air you and your family breathe every day needs to be as fresh and healthy as possible. Many newer homes are very airtight, which can be great for energy efficiency but also means that the air in the home stays in, getting circulated again and again. As such, you want to make sure the air you breathe is as healthy as possible.

            You may not be entirely sure what indoor air quality is, or how poor indoor air can affect your home. And, you may not know how to improve it. In this guide, you’ll learn about indoor air quality – what it is, how it can affect you, and how you can improve it. We’ll share some pointers that can help you to start getting better indoor air quality today, and tell you about products that are available that can help you and your family breathe easier!

            Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Defined

            Start Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Today.

            Submit a request,
            Or give us a call.

            860-633-6122

            The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, defines indoor air quality as “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the building’s occupants.” The EPA goes on to say that by understanding and controlling the common pollutants often found in indoor air, you can reduce your risk of health concerns.

            They add that indoor air quality may cause certain health-related issues if it isn’t healthy, including:

            • Eye irritation
            • Nasal irritation
            • Throat irritation
            • Headaches
            • Dizziness
            • Fatigue

            In general, if you remove yourself from the source of these pollutants and get fresher, cleaner air, these problems will likely go away on their own. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to these irritants can lead to problems with the respiratory system and other, more long-term health concerns. If you or your family have any of the above symptoms, fortunately there are measures you can take to ensure that the air in your home is not the cause of them.

            Causes of Indoor Air Quality Issues

            While there are many things that can cause your home to have poor indoor air quality, the most likely suspect is indoor particulate matter. There are numerous microscopic particles in the air at any given time, but there are some that can cause irritation and even illness. Some of these include:

            • Dirt
            • Dust
            • Cooking, Wood, and Tobacco Smoke
            • Pet Dander
            • Spores
            • Pollen
            • Viruses
            • Bacteria

            Because of the microscopic nature of these particles, they can get into your respiratory system via the simple act of breathing. That’s why removing them from your indoor air is important. They can cause the symptoms listed in the previous section, and can be particularly problematic to people suffering from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

            Improving IAQ: Some Simple Measures

            Naturally, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed you’ll likely want to take some steps to improve your indoor air quality as soon as possible. There are a few measures you can take right away to help improve your IAQ, including:

            • Change the filter on your HVAC system regularly. The point of the filter is to trap contaminants and keep them from entering your indoor air. When your filter becomes clogged and dirty, those particulates will be forced back into your indoor air – and back into your lungs.
            • Keeping windows closed on high-pollen days. If you suffer from allergies, you probably keep your eye on the pollen count before heading out for the day. But, pollen can travel easily and enter your home through an open window.
            • Take off outerwear and shoes before entering your home. Because pollen and other particulates can cling to you when you’re outdoors, one measure you can take is to leave coats, hats, and shoes on the porch or entryway.
            • Become friends with your vacuum. Maybe vacuuming isn’t your favorite household chore, but it’s a necessary one. Carpeting is notorious for holding in all sorts of particulates, especially dust, dirt, and dander. Regular vacuuming can help mitigate those pollutants in your home.

            Making these changes right away can be helpful, bit they might not reduce indoor air pollution enough that you and your family are comfortable. If you take these measures, but still notice that your eyes, nose, and throat are irritated, or that there’s a lot of dust on your furniture and even in the air, you’ll likely want to consider products that are made to improve indoor air quality.

            The IAQ Products You Need from Degree Heating & Cooling

            Nowadays, it is much easier to get the indoor air quality products you need to enjoy fresher, cleaner indoor air. Learn about the products Degree Heating & Cooling offers to help homeowners just like you get the indoor air quality they deserve.

            • Carrier Infinity Air Purifier: The Carrier Infinity Air Purifier can help slow the spread of infectious diseases and other particles in your home’s air. Featuring the patented Carrier Captures & Kills technology, this air purifier offers proven effectiveness, inactivating 99 percent of the viruses and germs it captures when used as instructed, including coronavirus, common cold surrogate, streptococcus bacteria, and human influenza.
            • Carrier Bypass Humidifier: Especially during the cold winter months, the air in our homes can become dry. That’s because your home’s heating system is running more often, and can dry out the air. This can lead to a whole host of concerns, such as dry, flaky skin, irritated nasal passages, itchy eyes, static cling, and creaking floorboards and furniture. But, keeping the air in your home properly humidified is easy, when you install a Carrier Bypass Humidifier.
            • Carrier UV Lights: Mold and mildew can be a real cause for concern for homeowners. Mold and mildew can leave an unpleasant odor wherever they grow. Even more, they can trigger allergies and other respiratory issues when they circulate through your home’s air. Fortunately, there is a way you can easily prevent them – Carrier UV Lights.
            • The iWave-R: Unfortunately, your AC system can help circulate unwanted particles throughout your home. Luckily, there is a way to prevent this from happening – the iWave-R air treatment system. This system can kill mold, bacteria, and viruses, as well as reducing allergens, smoke, static electricity, odors, and other particles that can make your indoor air quality unpleasant.

            Degree Heating & Cooling is ready to help with your indoor air quality concerns.

            At Degree, your comfort is always our top priority. We want to help you enjoy the best indoor air quality possible. Schedule a FREE Indoor Air Quality Consultation Today! Contact us or call (860) 633-6122 to find out how Degree Heating & Cooling can help you get the indoor air quality solutions you need for your home.

            COVID-19 Customer Statement:

            Degree provides a vital role in the safety and comfort in our community and we are open and ready to meet your needs during this time of social distancing.

            We have the following policies in place based on Federal and State recommendations.

            • Any Associate with signs of illness or has been in contact with anyone that is ill is required to stay home.
            • Our office staff is working from home as much as possible to minimize contact, and limiting the number of staff in the office at any time.
            • We are not allowing visitors or delivery drivers into our offices or shop areas.
            • We are sanitizing often-touched surfaces in our offices and shop areas regularly.
            • We are following protocols to maintain safe distancing, and a safe work area by wearing masks when entering a living area, and gloves when needed.
            • We are minimizing face-to-face contact with our customers and will avoid entering the living area of your home unless absolutely necessary.
            • Our associates are practicing social distancing during their work-day.
            • Technicians have sanitizer, masks, gloves and boot covers for use when necessary.
            • We are waiving requirements for a signature during service.
            • For payment we have 3 options:
              • Call a credit card into the office.
              • Verbally give payment information to our Technician while maintaining social-distancing requirements.
              • Put a check or cash payment in an envelope and leave for our Technician.

            We are doing everything we can to maintain our high-level of service throughout this time, while maintaining the safety of our Associates, Customers, and Families.

            How Long Do AC Units Last?

            Ductless HVAC repair.

            Whether you’ve recently purchased a new air conditioning system, or have one that’s several years old, an important question you may be asking is, “How long do AC units last?” Of course, there’s not really an easy answer to that question.

            AC not cooling as well as it should?

            Submit a request,
            Or give us a call.

            860-633-6122


            There are many factors involved when it comes to a cooling system’s longevity. The climate you live in, how frequently you use it, and how well you maintain it all come into play when determining the life of your system.

            According to the Dept. of Energy, the average life expectancy of a central air conditioner is about 15 to 20 years. If you’re currently in the market for a new system, planning ahead and staying proactive once your AC unit is installed can help prolong its life.

            Modern equipment is manufactured to be as efficient as possible, and to use refrigerant that is non-ozone depleting. You may be surprised to learn that today’s air conditioners use anywhere between 30 and 50 percent less energy than those manufactured in the 1970s.

            You can make sure your AC unit lasts longer and stands the test of time by taking these measures:

            • Find a reputable contractor. At Degree Heating & Cooling, we’ve been helping people with their air conditioning needs since 1993. We’re Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealers. That means you can count on us to get the cooling equipment you need from a name that has been trusted for generations. As experts in the cooling field, we work hard to make sure our customers get systems that are built to last and energy-efficient.
            • Make sure your system is properly sized and installed. Having the right size unit for your home and lifestyle is an important part of your system’s longevity. If a system is either too small or too large, it won’t work properly and will cause stresses to the system that can lead to early failure. A qualified, highly trained technician from Degree will help ensure your system is the right size, and is installed to perfection.
            • Keep your system maintained on an ongoing basis. One of the best ways you can extend the life of your AC unit is by making sure it gets the maintenance it needs. Annual maintenance from Degree Heating & Cooling helps ensure your system is operating at its most efficient and most effective. And, we’re pleased to offer our customers annual service agreements, which can help reduce maintenance costs. Be sure to check your filter often, especially when your AC system is running frequently. Change monthly during these times.

            Degree Heating & Cooling will provide customer satisfaction while improving your comfort. If you need a new AC unit that will last, or want to help your current system enjoy the longest life possible, count on us to meet your needs. Simply give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.