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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.

How Can A Humidifier Help My Home?

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5 Signs Your Home May Be Too Dry

 1.      Your floorboards creak excessively. If you notice that your wood floors tend to creak loudly or making popping sounds when you walk across it, then it’s likely that your home is too dry. That’s because overly dry air can cause warping, and that can lead to expenses down the road.

 2.      Your wood furnishings crack. When your home’s air is too dry, it can wreak havoc on your wood furniture, bannisters, mantels, and other woodwork. This can cause permanent damage to these fixtures, leaving you with costly repairs or replacements.

 3.      You and your family feel “itchy.” If you’re noticing dry, flaky skin on yourself or family members, as well as chapped lips and itchy eyes, the air is probably too dry. Many times, people blame this on the cold of winter, when often it comes from dry indoor air from heating your home.

 4.      Static cling abounds. If your hair is flyaway, your clothing clings to itself, and you feel that little electrical zap when you walk across the carpet, you’re suffering from static electricity – a problem often seen in an overly dry environment.

 5.      Allergies seem worse. While there could be many causes for an increase in seasonal allergy symptoms, when your home’s air is too dry it can cause the membranes in your nose and throat to dry out, making you feel more sniffly and sneezy.

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Most people have some experience using room humidifiers, which can be effective but will require a lot of maintenance on your part. You’ll have to make sure your room humidifier doesn’t run out of water, and that the filter is free of debris. You’ll also have to make sure mold doesn’t grow inside of it, as that can lead to more problems with your indoor air quality. If your home’s air is overly dry throughout, you’ll have to have a humidifier in each room, which means you’ll have a lot to keep track of!

A whole home humidifier can solve all those problems – and keep your entire house well-humidified. The Carrier® Bypass Humidifier, for instance, uses less electricity than fan-powered humidifiers. It lets your furnace blower supply the necessary air movement to circulate moisture vapor into your ducts – up to 12 gallons per day.

And, this humidifier was engineered to work with your Carrier heating system to provide better, whole-home comfort. A humidified home can help you save energy – because properly moisturized air holds heat more efficiently, you’ll be less likely to turn up the temperature on your thermostat during the winter months, and that could potentially help you save on heating costs!

How can Degree help me get the humidifier I need for better indoor air quality?

At Degree Heating & Cooling, we work hard to make sure our customers are as comfortable as possible. Not only can we provide you with the heating and air conditioning products and services you need for optimal comfort, we can help you with indoor air quality concerns, such as home humidification, too. Learn more about how we can help – 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 Carrier Bypass Humidifier you need for your home.

 

Learn About Indoor Air Quality & How You Can Improve It

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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

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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: A Changing Landscape, And How We’re Moving Forward

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The threat of COVID-19 is still a very real part of life here in Connecticut. While we have seen the number of new cases decrease dramatically since April, it is still important for us at Degree Heating & Cooling to keep your safety top-of-mind. We will continue to provide our services using best practices in order to meet your needs.

Please note that we will continue to observe the following policies based on federal and state guidelines:

  • 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.

Call us for your fall maintenance, and ask us how to get cleaner indoor air.

As always, we will continue to provide complete home comfort services to our customers, including annual fall maintenance on your heating equipment. Getting the maintenance you need is more important than ever, as many people are still working and attending school from home. Having a comfortable indoor environment is important at any time, but when you and your family are spending much more time at home, it’s vital.

At Degree, providing you with the heating maintenance and repairs you need this time of year is just one way we can help you enjoy better home comfort. We’re also able to help you get the indoor air quality you need to stay more comfortable. Ask us about filters, air cleaners, humidifiers, and more. We will be glad to help you get through this time as comfortably as possible.

We will continue to do everything we can to maintain our high level of service throughout this time while maintaining the safety of our associates, customers, and families. To schedule your fall heating maintenance, learn more about indoor air quality products, or ask us more about our COVID-19 policy, please feel free to give us a call at 860-633-6122. We will be happy to help.

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 Do I Know If I Need a New Furnace?

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With winter right around the corner, many people are thinking about home heating. You want to be sure your furnace is ready for the cold weather ahead. Maybe last winter, your furnace gave you some signs that it needed repair or replacement. Or maybe your furnace is getting on in years, and replacement is becoming inevitable. Regardless, many people want some solid answers when it comes to the question, “How do I know if I need a new furnace?” The Better Business Bureau offers consumers some of the top signs that they should strongly consider replacement.

Here are 5 signs it may be time for you to replace the furnace in your home:

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  1. Increased utility bills. If you’re noticing that your energy bills are on the rise every year (outside of usual increases in costs), then it could be time for a replacement. However, if you haven’t had furnace maintenance in a while, that should be where you start. It may need a good cleaning. If energy consumption doesn’t improve, your system could be failing.
  2. Soaring repair costs. If you’re maintaining your furnace on an annual basis, yet you’re still facing frequent repairs, your furnace could be on its way out. This is especially true the older your furnace gets. It can become more cost-effective to replace your furnace rather than continue to spend money on repairs.
  3. Overly dry air. In the good old days, heating systems kept home humidity levels low. As a result, people were faced with dry skin, static electricity, creaking floorboards and furniture, and respiratory ailments. Modern equipment adds moisture into the air, which helps with all of those concerns.
  4. Unusual furnace noises. You should never ignore when you hear clanging, rattling or popping noises coming from your furnace. In fact, that could be a sign of pressure buildup or other dangerous issues. Any time your furnace is making odd noises, you should call a professional right away.
  5. Temperature inconsistencies. You may find you need to frequently adjust your thermostat, that your home takes longer than normal to heat up, or simply that you’re never comfortable enough. While it could be an issue with the thermostat, you should get it checked out, especially if your furnace is older or has needed frequent repairs.

How can Degree Heating & Cooling help if I need a furnace replacement?

At Degree, we take great pride in providing people with high-quality, high-efficiency furnaces from some of the best brands in the industry. Our priority is to provide customer satisfaction and improve your comfort. When you need a new heating system installation, you can count on us to meet your needs. Call Degree Heating & Cooling at (860) 633-6122, and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you with your new heating system installation.

Heating the Sunroom in Your Connecticut Home

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Nobody likes seeing the warmer weather come to a close. Even with the beauty of fall all around us, it serves as a reminder that soon, the air will be chilly, the snow will be flying, and family fun in the sunroom will be over until summer comes back again. But did you know that you don’t have to give your sunroom up when Old Man Winter comes to call? At Degree Heating & Cooling, we can make your sunroom a part of your home all year long.

Many times, sunrooms are built on to homes as additions, or have been open porches that homeowners have decided to enclose. As a result, these areas of the home are usually not added to the ductwork system, and that means they don’t benefit from the home’s heating system. Adding ductwork to these areas is often impractical or cost-prohibitive, and sometimes not even possible. Because of this, many homeowners choose to close their sunrooms off during the chillier winter months, leaving the space unused for months.

You should know, however, that heating your sunroom is an option.

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Even without ductwork, you can keep your sunroom toasty – and usable – during the winter, without having to rely on noisy, clunky and sometimes dangerous space heaters. The answer is as simple as installing a ductless system. When you choose to add ductless to your sunroom, you’re essentially turning it into an all-season room. That’s because you’ll get the heat you need during the winter months from your ductless system, but an added bonus is that you’ll also get cooling during the summer months.

Ductless systems are simple for your Degree technician to install, because they don’t require ductwork like traditional systems. There are two parts to a ductless system – an indoor and outdoor unit – and they’re connected with pipes, wires and drainage that require only a small hole. There is no major construction needed, and generally installation takes place between one and two days. So when you choose ductless for your sunroom, you’ll have the space up and running in no time – giving your family more room to enjoy.

Degree will help you with your ductless heating needs this season.

Fall is a great time to install the ductless system that will convert your sunroom into an all-season room, and Degree Heating & Cooling can help. We provide our customers with Mitsubishi Electric ductless heating systems. They offer you the heating comfort you’d expect from a traditional system, right in your sunroom. Your ductless heating system will provide you with the climate control you want, as well as energy efficiency, good looks, quiet function and improved, year-round comfort.

Heating the sunroom in your Connecticut home is easy, when you choose ductless from Degree Heating and Cooling. You can trust us to meet your needs. Just give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you with your ductless heating system.

How Long Do AC Units Last?

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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.

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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.

Can a Dirty Air Filter Cause My Air Conditioner Not to Cool?

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It’s been a warm summer, and that means you probably have run your home’s air conditioner quite a bit. If it isn’t cooling your home as well as you’d like, the best first step is also the easiest – check your filter. Many people wonder, “Can a dirty air filter cause my AC not to cool?” The simple answer is yes – a dirty filter can create several problems that can hinder your unit’s effectiveness. Not to mention, a dirty filter can also lead to premature failure of your system. Experts like those at Degree Heating & Cooling recommend changing your filter monthly for best results.

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Dirty filters can cause a whole host of problems for homeowners. First of all, they can cause allergens to build up in your home. When the filter is dirty, allergens can’t get trapped in the filter like they’re supposed to. So, they start building up in your ductwork. The result? The air released into your home every time your air conditioner runs is full of allergens, like pollen, spores, dander – and even bacteria. This leads to poor indoor air quality and can cause you and your family some unpleasant physical symptoms, like stuffiness, sneezing, and itchy eyes.

As a result of the buildup, a dirty filter will also cause poor cold airflow in your air conditioning system. That cold air will be trapped inside your air conditioner, causing ice to form on its coils. Once that happens, your air conditioner will freeze up and become inoperable. Before your system freezes up completely, however, there will be a few telltale signs you should look out for. Uneven cooling throughout your home is one of them. If you notice some rooms are more difficult to cool than others, while others constantly feel cold, you’ll want to check your AC filter first.

One of the most obvious signs of a blocked, dirty filter is air conditioning system inefficiency. Clogged filters force your system to use more energy to cool your home. And that translates into a higher utility bill. Not to mention, when a dirty filter constantly forces your AC system to work overtime, it causes some significant wear and tear on your unit. And ultimately, that can lead to system failure long before breakdowns or the need for repairs should happen.

HVAC tech changes AC air filter.Of course, some people don’t change their filters because they’re not sure where the filter is located, or they’re unsure of how to actually change it. That should never be a worry, and it doesn’t have to be – when you turn to the cooling professionals at Degree to help. Our expert technicians will be able to show you how to locate your filter and change it out. Or, we’re happy to come change your AC filter for you, whenever needed.

Degree Heating & Cooling will provide customer satisfaction while improving your comfort. If you need AC maintenance, including air filter cleaning or replacement, 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.

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    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!

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    As a full-service air conditioning contractor, Degree Heating & Cooling is pleased to offer these additional cooling services in Glastonbury, CT:

    Degree Heating & Cooling wants to provide exceptional service and improve your comfort. When you need service in your Glastonbury, CT home, you can trust us to meet your needs. Call us at (860) 633-6122, and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you.

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    Why Bother With AC Maintenance for Your Glastonbury Home?

    If you’re like many of us, once summer arrives we try to think of ways we can save money. More cash in our wallets means more money to spend on fun summer adventures, right? But, if you’re thinking that AC maintenance is a place to cut corners, you might want to reconsider.

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    Sometimes, people think that maintaining their air conditioning system is a lot of hype. Truth is, keeping  the AC system in your Glastonbury home running smoothly can save you aggravation – and cash.

    According to the Department of Energy, routine AC maintenance is critical to the life of your system. In fact, the DOE suggests that any air conditioning system’s filters, coils and fins need regular maintenance to work effectively and efficiently.

    Plus, the DOE says that your AC will likely lack in performance and use more energy without the right service. What AC maintenance does the system in your Glastonbury home need to run its best? Read below to learn more.

    Filters

    A clean filter in the AC system of your Glastonbury home means the cooled air is well-circulated. It also means dirty, debris-filled air isn’t entering your unit. Dirty filters keep the air from flowing normally and can cause your system to work less efficiently. If that happens, your AC will use more energy – and that will cost you money on your utility bills. As a matter of fact, replacing a dirty filter can help your AC use between 5 and 15 percent less energy. The biggest bonus from keeping filters cleaned or replace can be found in the long-term – because your AC won’t have to work as hard and won’t be filled with dirt, it’ll likely live longer.

    Coils

    Like all the other parts of the AC in your Glastonbury home, the coils collect dirt over the months and years of use. The dirt reduces the coil’s ability to absorb heat, and it reduces airflow. You can help by keeping dirt and debris around your outdoor unit to a minimum. Keep leaves and lawn clippings away from your unit, and trim back any foliage. Getting annual AC maintenance from Degree helps ensure your coils are cleaned and in good working order.

    Drains

    If the drain in your AC system is clogged, your unit will have to work harder. Clogged drains keep your unit from reducing humidity. That will leave you uncomfortable at the very least. Too much humidity in your home can cause mold and mildew to grow, and that can spell trouble for your walls and carpets.

    How can Degree help me get the AC maintenance I need for my Glastonbury home?

    When you have a professional technician from Degree regularly maintain the AC in your Glastonbury home, you’re helping to prevent small problems from becoming large problems and ensuring the best performance possible from your AC system. At Degree Heating & Cooling, we’re pleased to offer annual service agreements as well, which can help reduce the cost of your air conditioning system maintenance tune-up. You’ll enjoy:

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

    Degree Heating & Cooling will provide customer satisfaction while improving your comfort. If you need AC maintenance for your Glastonbury home, 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.