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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:
Efficient Insulation System
Tight Construction and Ducts
Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
Energy Star qualified Lighting and Appliances
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!
At Casteel Heating and Cooling we are committed to improving the environmental quality of our community by partnering with area businesses, community leaders and our neighbors to create a cleaner, safe place to live and work.
- Promote environmentally friendly air conditioning refrigerant (R-410a)
- Reclaim and properly dispose of harmful refrigerants
- Recycle all metals and plastics
- Offer whole house energy reduction solutions to homeowners
- Buy recycled office products
- Reforestation projects through Georgia Forestry Commission
- Endorse Energy Star programs
How YOU can help:
- Change incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs – they use 2/3 less energy and last 10 times as long.
- Reduce energy consumption at home – seal air leaks in walls, windows, attics and air duct systems. This may reduce your heating and cooling energy usage by 20-30%.
- Change your air filters regularly
- Have your HVAC system tuned up yearly
- Get active in the community
Together…we can make a difference!