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Air Conditioning Equipment Expertly Installed

The experts at Standard will help you navigate the latest in central air conditioning technology to choose the system and cooling platform that’s right for you.


Central Air Condition Systems - Ductless Mini Splits - Heat Pumps

Traditional Central Air Conditioning

If your home is already cooled with a traditional central AC unit, this type of system is likely the best option for you and your home. Modern central AC units can be exceptionally efficient and when maintained correctly, can last for many years. Modern central air units come in single-, two-stage and variable speeds, with SEER ratings as high as 20. All of these features and options allow for an exceptionally efficient design.

Standard Oil has been installing American Standard air conditioning systems for more than 25 years—they are one of the best built units available on the market year after year.

Precise Temperature Control

With AccuComfort™ variable speed technology, the Platinum 20 can gradually adjust its speed at a broader range to create a consistent flow of cool, comfortable air. This way, your system can continuously match the temperature you want at home.

Reliable durability

Rely on your air conditioner for years to come. The Platinum 20 is built for durability with quality materials, innovative features, and a sturdy construction.

Optimize indoor air quality

If you add an AccuClean® Air Cleaner, your air conditioner can filter out more dust and harmful irritants from the air so you can breathe easier at home.

Communication technology

With Link communicating technology, your Platinum 20 controls communication between the thermostat, indoor unit and outdoor unit. This way, it can maximize efficiency and home comfort.

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless mini-split systems, are highly efficient HVAC systems that provide both heating and cooling solutions. Unlike traditional central HVAC systems, ductless mini-splits do not require ductwork, making them a versatile and space-saving option for various applications.

Ductless splits are a unique alternative to traditional, ducted cooling systems. Mini splits are mounted on a wall and use a cassette unit, similar to a window AC. A separate condenser unit is mounted outside your home, making them exceptionally quiet.

With their ability to efficiently provide cooling and also offer the option of generating heat in a space-efficient manner, ductless mini-splits have become a popular solution for many homeowners seeking effective climate control without the need for ductwork installations.

Ductless mini-splits offer significant benefits, including high energy efficiency, quiet operation, and improved indoor air quality.

Fujitsu, Bosch, Mitsubishi and LG mini-splits are among the best available, offering exceptional value and efficiency.

Breathe easier

This ductless system is equipped with washable, anti-allergen filters to help you improve your home indoor air quality. Filters help trap dust, bacteria, and other particles floating in the air you breathe.

Quiet operation

Although the NAXWMT Pro Line Heat Pumps are installed directly into rooms in your home, their whisper-quiet operation makes it so you barely know thay are operating. These systems can easily be used in noise-sensitive residential and workplaces.

Increased energy efficiency

Boasting a SEER rating of up to 18 and an HSPF rating of up to 10, the NAXWMT High Efficiency Heat Pumps are energy efficient systems. Ductless systems are regularly regarded as energy efficient systems, which not only helps the environment, but can also help save you energy use and cost in the long run.

Easy installation

Ductless systems are directly installed in the room or space they are intended to heat or cool, which makes installation a breeze. Without the presence of ducts, vents, and other components, ductless systems can typically be installed by an HVAC professional quickly, without disrupting your living environment.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are designed and installed the same way as traditional central air systems, but they offer the convenience of heating your home (via electricity) in addition to cooling. This can be a great “all-in-one” HVAC solution, but it’s not without its own unique challenges.

First, having one unit operate 12 months per year puts a lot of stress on the system—you are likely to find more frequent service and repairs of some critical components. Another issue with using heat pumps is the cost of electricity—Connecticut often has the most expensive electric rates in the US.

A more serious concern with using a heat pump in Connecticut are the risks that come with extreme cold. It’s not uncommon to lose power in CT after a storm. While you can go several days without AC, just one day without heat could have a catastrophic impact on your home—frozen and burst pipes, flooding and very extensive damage.

The truth is the electric grid in our country is not robust enough nor reliable enough to heat your home without risk. The demand of electric vehicles, new construction and the migration off of natural gas appliances will only make the grid more unreliable. For this reason, we do not recommend using a heat pump for heating your home unless you have a backup source of heat, a whole-home generator or an off-grid solar system with battery backup.

Can one system really do it all in New England? Weather conditions in the Northeast are among the most extreme in America. An artic blast can drop temperatures well below zero, while summer heatwaves can push temps above 100 degrees. In order to keep temperatures comfortable on the inside, HVAC systems face two different challenges for heating and cooling. On a normal summer day, we require an AC system that can lower indoor temperatures by about 15 degrees. Most homes have an AC designed to handle a drop of 20 degrees, but that’s about all they can handle (or need to). The winter brings a far more significant challenge, requiring a system robust enough to raise temperatures by 20 to 75 degrees! The heat pump required to raise temps this much is significantly larger than the system required to cool your home by 20 degrees. This size mismatch is another reason why it’s difficult to rely on a heat pump as your one and only appliance. It may work on a cold night in the desert, but Connecticut is an entirely different environment. In fact, most homes in our area with heat pumps struggle when temperatures reach the 20’s. And, in some cases, the cooling function of that same heat pump is too powerful in the summer, leaving homes cool but uncomfortably damp, because the unit shuts down before it has had a chance to properly dehumidify the air. We recommend you schedule to have our technicians perform a load balance on your home for both heating and cooling so you can determine if a heat pump can serve both functions, or if it’s better to design a system using a different heating solution.


SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a measure used to indicate the energy efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps. The SEER rating is calculated by dividing the cooling output of a unit during a typical cooling season by the total electric energy input consumed. A higher SEER rating indicates greater energy efficiency, meaning the unit provides more cooling output for each unit of electricity consumed, resulting in lower energy costs and reduced environmental impact. It represents how much energy (and money) the unit requires to operate effectively over a single year. Replacing a unit that’s a decade or more old could save as much as 20 to 40 percent on your energy costs.


Why choose the Best Oil Company in Connecticut to install your new central AC? Simple, we do a great job at AC, too. Our A/C technicians are among the best trained in Connecticut and work to the same, exacting standards. All Standard technicians receive frequent training sessions and come with the experience and supervision of having installed thousands of central air conditioning systems in homes and businesses throughout the state.

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