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If you own an AC window unit, you already know they are not the most reliable! If you think your unit is broken, there are a few tell tail signs to look out for from DoItYourself.

Strange Noises

While noise is common with an AC unit, strange ones should not be. If you happen to notice a loud wailing noises coming from your AC unit, it is most likely that your AC unit’s fan belt is not working. It probably has fallen out of place, simply put it back on track and your problem should be solved. However, if it is severely damaged you may need a new belt.

Low Refrigerant

If you have a leaky AC, then you probably have low refrigerant levels. If this is the case you may need to consult an HVAC professional to assist you further.

Pungent Odors

What’s that smell…? Unfortunately, bad odors are a common problem with AC window units. It is usually from a build up of moisture. You can avoid this problem by frequently cleaning your air conditioner’s filters.

Blockage

If the grills on your air conditioner are blocked, then you will need to clean the units motor, fins and fan. Wipe down all of the parts with a clean cloth, but be sure not to get any of the parts wet!

So…any of these problems sound familiar? Yeah, we thought they might! Remember, it is important to take care of your AC window unit and always change your filters! At Casteel Heating and Cooling, we are always here to help!

We value our customers here at Casteel and we want to give back to y’all by hosting a Sweepstakes. That is why we have officially launched the “You-Name-It Shopping Spree” Sweepstakes! By entering the Sweepstakes, you are automatically in the drawing for a $50 gift card! If you refer a friend that gift card goes up $10 in value! You can refer up to 15 friends. That brings your gift card value up to a whooping $200!

You can enter by going to our Facebook page. Once you’ve liked the page, look for the tab marked “Sweepstakes” under our profile image and enter. Be on the lookout for the winner on May 3rd, 2012! The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.

Best of luck everyone! Where will you spend your $200 gift card?

Sweepstakes Rules

At Casteel Heating and Cooling we are all about going green and helping the environment! Clean air and energy efficient products are important to us. That is why we offer Energy Star products! If you’re like us, then you want your home to to achieve a high level of energy-efficiency. In order to achieve an Energy Star efficient home standard you must improve the following:

There are also four steps you should take when building a new home to ensure your home will meet the Energy Star guidelines. These steps are recommended by ENERGY STAR.

Step One: Find a Builder Who Partners with Energy Star
This way you know the builder is meeting the requirements of Energy Star guidelines.

Step Two: Builder Works with the Rater to Select Appropriate Energy–Efficient Home Features
This builder will help you choose the best combination of energy-efficient features so you know that when you are constructing your home you are meeting the Energy Star requirements.

Step Three: Verifying Performance
Make sure your contractor is testing the products as they are installing them. This will ensure that everything is working properly and efficiently.

Step Four: Energy Star Label
After completion, make sure you receive an Energy Star label. It will be placed on the circit box breaker of the home. This will provide you with documentation stating that your home is in fact Energy Star qualified.

If you are a homeowner who wants to go green consider following these guidelines. Remember, the less energy we use in our home, the less air pollution we generate. So go green and help save the environment!

During the past 20 years, Casteel Heating and Cooling has been one of the most respected names in metro Atlanta for heating and air conditioning. We began in 1987 with one small red service truck and an office workshop in the basement of our home. Today, our fleet of trucks and professionally trained NATE Certified technicians are dispatched all over metro Atlanta from our offices in Marietta. We are proud of our extended service area that we have been able to acquire over the years! Take a look at our map to see if we cover your area.

Our service areas include:

Cobb
Fulton
DeKalb
Gwinnett
Forsyth
Cherokee
Paulding

Buying a heating and air conditioning system is a hefty investment. We know you want the best quality products as well as the highest quality service. Letting a contractor into your home isn’t a decision to be taken lightly for you and your wallet. We want to make selecting an HVAC professional easy for you. We recommend you fist check the company’s reviews online at Kudzu, then consider the points below recommended by Energy Star.

  • 1. Do Your Research- Research what the license and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors in your state are. You don’t want someone who doesnt meet the requirements! Also, it would be good for you to know what model your current HVAC system is and it’s maintenance history. This way your contactor will be able to better understand your needs.
  • 2. References- Ask the contractor for customer references and simply call and ask them! Make sure you ask the previous customer about the the service or instillation performance and if the contractor stayed on budget and within a timely manner. Customers don’t lie!
  • 3. Referrals- See who your neighbors are using, ask around for some referrals.
  • 4. Special Offers- Like we said, a heating and cooling system is a hefty investment for any homeowner. Ask the contractors if they have any specials or rebates on products.
  • 5. Home Evaluation- Expect a home evaluation. Your HVAC contractor should spend a good deal of time inspecting your home and current system to get a better idea of your needs. If they don’t take the time to inspect your level of insulation, windows and even duct systems they are not doing their job. A good contractor will size the heating and cooling system based on the size of your house and other factors.
  • 6. Get a Signature- Make sure you sign a written proposal with a contractor before they get started. This will protect you by specifying project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information.
  • When you decide to select and HVAC contractor make sure you review the points listed above. You deserve the highest quality in service and products. At Casteel Heating and Cooling we pride ourselves on providing world class service, offering high quality products at affordable prices and backing our work up with exceptional warranties. Good luck on your search!

    At Casteel Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves in providing world class service, high quality products, affordable prices and exceptional warranties. But instead of hearing it from us, take a look at what some our customers are saying on Kudzu this month!

      “I purchased a new hvac. I was totally pleased with the expertise and professionalism of my sales rep. He took the time to answer my questions about the hvac sold by Casteel and by its competitors. He was credible and won the sale while not speaking disrespectfully about other offerings. On installation day, the crew (Larry and Kevin) did an excellent job installing the unit and working as efficiently as possible. This was my first experience working with Casteel – I trust that they will have a valued customer for life.”
      “I’ve used Casteel for 6 mths now and have been very pleased. They did maintenance in summer and winter. Brian was our technician and took the time to explain what he was doing and why. He answered my questions and was not rushed to simply check the box and move on. I will continue to ask for him! Good work!”
      “We have been using the services of Casteel for a couple of years now and we have always had great service with them. Their technicians are always professional, especially Brian Williams. We will continue to use them for all of our heating and cooling needs.”
      “Great service and customer support. I have used Casteel Heating and Cooling now for about 3 years..Can’t say enough about the service and support. They are number 1 as far as I am concerned!!!”
      “Prompt and professional service. I like that they came when they said they are going to come — respectful of my time. Brian Williams was a great technician!”

    We want to thank all of our customers for your support! Casteel Heating and Cooling would not be a success without all of you. Thanks for choosing us when it comes to your heating and air conditioning needs.

    It’s been getting cold and that old furnace of yours will be cranking non-stop this winter. Make sure you take advantage of our $79 Furnace Efficiency Tune-Up Coupon!

    Casteel 25-Point Furnace Tune-Up Includes:

  • Check for Carbon Monoxide Leaks
  • Inspect Igniter
  • Inspect Rectifier Probe
  • Check Differential Pressure Switch
  • Inspect Draft Inducer
  • Inspect Exchanger for Micro Holes
  • Inspect Exchanger for Rust
  • Inspect Exchanger Face Plate
  • Check Pilot Assembly
  • Check Gas Valve Operation
  • Check for Gas Leaks
  • Check Gas Pressure
  • Inspect Limits and Safety Switches
  • Inspect Flue Conditions and Codes
  • Inspect Electrical Disconnect Wires
  • Inspect Electrical Component Wires
  • Inspect Door Switch for Safety
  • Check Safety Drain Pan Switches
  • Check Blower Motor
  • Inspect Indoor Coil for Visible Leaks
  • Minor Cleaning of Indoor Coil
  • Check Condensate Drain Line and Pump
  • Check Thermostat Operation / Calibration
  • Cycle System and Test Safety of Operation
  • Includes Standard 1″ Filters
  • Your outside air conditioner is exposed to dirt, dust, pollen and grime that can impact how well you’re AC cools, increase your power bills, even shorten the life of your system. Our professional technicians can diagnose and repair your HVAC issues quickly and efficiently…and You Won’t Pay for Freon! So what are you waiting for, call us today!

    The temperature is getting lower and lower while your heating bill is getting higher and higher. Follow these six tips to help reduce your heating bill while trying to stay warm!

  • Socks! When your feet are cold, your whole body can feel cold. So throw on a pair of socks! It’ll warm you right up.
  • Using Other Heat Sources. There are plenty of activities you can do to heat your house without changing the thermostat. Cooking a meal in your oven or taking a warm shower and letting the steam warm the room.
  • Lower Your Thermostat. Most likely you won’t notice a difference if you lower it by a few degrees, but you will notice the difference in your bill.
  • Programmable Thermostat. You can program your heater to work when you are in the house, or shut off when your not home or sleeping. A programmable thermostat can be a great investment!
  • Call for a Checkup. Proper maintenance of your heating system will help keep your furnace running more efficiently. Call an HVAC professional to have a furnace tune-up.
  • Don’t Let the Heat Slip Out! Make sure you windows and doors are shut. Also try keeping doors shut to rooms you are not using.
  • Try using these low cost tips to help you save money on your heating bill this winter. Let us know if any of these suggestions helped you!

    Did you have that one instructor in school that you always listened to and learned from? The NEWS and AHRI are now accepting nominations for the 12th Annual HVACR Instructor of the Year!  The goal of the contest is to recognize and reward the HVACR instructors who have enriched and impacted the lives of students.  The contest is intended to give credit to the instructor that has made the biggest difference in a student’s life by teaching them more than anyone else about HVACR.

    If you know an instructor that you’d like to nominate and have seen them in action, then you are eligible to vote.  Nominees should be from a vocational school, adult education program, community college, or apprenticeship.  The deadline for nominations is June 3, 2011 and winners will be announced in November. Click on the form link to submit an entry form today!