Posts Tagged ‘Heating and Cooling’

How can insulation help? Adding insulation in your attic is a very cost effective way of saving you money on your energy bills. The recommended levels for the Department of Energy are 12-18 inches of R-19 insulation in your attic. Anything less than 6 inches is considered unacceptable and will end up costing you more money in the long run. Adding insulation to your crawl spaces, attic and basement areas is recommend to maintain a constant temperature throughout the home. The rule of thumb is the higher the R-value, the harder it is for heat to transfer. All of this will add up to savings for you.

What’s next? Contact Casteel Heating and Cooling to schedule an evaluation.

Do you to spend less money on your electric bills and use less energy? If you answered yes, then you should get a Home Energy Audit.  Several people think that because someone came into their home and changed out the bulbs to CFL’s, installed new shower heads and sealed their windows and doors that they’re good to go. Not so! You need a FULL energy audit to realize big savings. At Casteel Heating and Cooling we perform the following tests in your Home Energy Audit:

 

  • Insulation R-rating for walls, attic, and foundation
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Whole house air leakage (blower door test)
  • Ductwork leakage
  • Electrical and lighting analysis
  • Water heater and water usage
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Flue draft

Knowing the results to these tests allows us to make recommendations for resolving the issues you have and we’ll provide a free quote to you and stay with you every step of the way. We would rather save you money than sell you products and our focus will always be to do right by our clients.

Start saving money today and make that call to our friendly staff at 770-565-5884. We’ll get you on your way to savings ASAP!

In following with our last post about saving money, we found a few more tips for you and some are even Christmas related!

Let’s face it: We all have a ton of demands during the winter months. Visiting relatives, holiday rituals, and icy cold weather to deal with.
Likewise, your electrical bill may soar during this time. As you strive to maintain an awesome Christmas lights display and start adjusting your HVAC systems, you may quickly run up your home’s energy usage.

However, you can cut down your electrical consumption here-and-there using a few easy techniques, preventing an unwelcome surprise in your power bill.

Tip 1: Use a Timer for Your Christmas Lights: I love an old-fashioned Christmas light display as much as the next person. But while these setups can be amazing in their extravagance, they can also burn a lot of power during the Christmas season. A few years ago, some folks advocated an end to this tradition in order to save energy.
However, you can enjoy Christmas lights responsibly by only using them a few hours per evening. A timer makes the entire process super easy, preventing the possibility you’ll accidentally leave your lights running overnight.

Bonus Tip: Use LED Christmas lights to save even more more money, as their bulbs are energy efficient.

Tip 2: Lower Your Climate Control Usage: If you Live in the South, you may still be running your air conditioning. Be sure to set it at a higher temperature for the holiday months. If it’s icy cold where you live, go ahead and keep your heater just a notch below the perfect temperature. Simply wear a sweater inside, and you’ll save a tremendous amount of money.

Tip 3: Wash Your Clothes with Cold Water: This tip applies to any time of the year, really. By washing all your clothes with cold water, you’ll reduce water heating costs and lower your energy use.

If you’re looking for a long-term savings plan, you can always consider a home energy audit. This way, you’ll learn about all the little things that are costing you big bucks over time. Even so, a few simple measure may be enough to keep your spirits a bit warmer during this time.

Remember, Casteel Heating and Cooling can perform an energy audit for you. Just call us at 770-565-5884

Article cited: http://ezinearticles.com/?3-Easy-Ways-to-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-This-Winter-Season&id=5485980

Following these tips will help you reduce your energy costs:

Air Conditioner

  • Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean cooler when it comes to room air conditioners. In fact, a unit
    that is too large for the room operates less efficiently than one that is properly sized.
  • Don’t switch the unit off and on. Window units work best when left to run for long periods.
  • Don’t keep the unit running at the coldest setting. Set the thermostat as high as is comfortable.
  • Don’t put lamps or TVs near the air conditioner thermostat.
  • Use interior fans to circulate cooled air more effectively through the house.

Our handy Usage Calculator will help you estimate the cost of using various household appliances.

For more tips about other household appliances see the Full Story

 Skilled Service and Prompt Response

Casteel has a 24 hour answering service and can make emergency service calls, so you can quickly schedule an appointment with a technician even on weekends. Their technicians are very knowledgeable and don’t try to “up-sell” you for repair work that isn’t necessary. They present you with different options and let you choose what’s best for you with out pressuring you.

That’s right! At Casteel Heating and Cooling we offer 24/7/365 so that anytime you need us, we are there for you!

(Reriani Communications)— Bob Casteel has a lot to be thankful for and shows his appreciation just as those who know him would expect–by giving back to the community that has been so supportive. His entire team has been actively involved in a variety of charities throughout the years and especially in recent months. Last December his company announced Casteel Christmas, the newly minted nonprofit arm of Casteel Heating & Cooling. The organization provides furnace repairs to Cobb and Fulton county residents who can’t afford them.

Bob Casteel and Thermo

“There are several strong programs to help low income residents pay utility bills,” says Casteel, founder of Casteel Heating & Cooling. “But we are concerned about people whose furnaces aren’t even working. We’ve been inspired by programs like H.E.A.T and EAP to create change by giving back to our local community.” The program is designed to be the first in an annual campaign involving other community-minded organizations like Cobb EMC, Ironstone Bank, Kudzu.com, Mount Bethel United Methodist, and Marietta Church of God. This first year they were able to aid over 200 families and hope to double that number next year.

In addition to this program,Bob Casteel has spearheaded efforts to help Atlanta residents to qualify for the new tax rebate, saving individual families upwards of $3,400. The rebates make these important home investment purchases affordable for many homeowners who could not otherwise afford to invest. “We provided both Casteel and manufacturer savings, up to $1,900. In fact, last year we won Amana’s ‘Going Green’ award for installing more Amana Ultra High Efficiency units than anyone else. Some of our customers have noted that their monthly energy bills dropped 31%,” adds Casteel.

And while Bob Casteel is committed to keeping homeowners comfortable with efficient units, he is also just as committed to consumer health and well-being, focusing his most recent outreach efforts on educating consumers about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

“We’ve seen some uncomfortably close calls. So we came up with the Casteel Carbon Monoxide Protection Program. No one needs to die from this deadly gas,” says Casteel. The company recently launched their “Thermo” campaign aimed at keep consumers educated about the silent danger to their families that may be lurking in their homes.

Customer testimonials…this is one of the greatest “commercials” we could ever have!  This video showcases testimonials from several of Casteel Heating & Cooling customers.



Want customer service like this? Call Casteel Heating and Cooling!

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Names Casteel Heating and Cooling to the 2009 Small Business of the Year List

MARIETTA, Ga. — Casteel Heating and Cooling, a world-class service provider of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, has been named to the prestigious 2009 Small Business of the Year list by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.  The award celebrates a longstanding recognition of small businesses in the county, and highlights companies that are making a positive impact on the community, especially during hard economic times.

“This outstanding company has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of the leading small businesses in Cobb County and this state,” declared Georgia State Senator Judson H. Hill, representing Cobb County.

Cobb County businesses were selected by an independent panel of judges. Judging criteria was based on a company’s staying power, growth in the number of employees, increase in sales volume, strong financial standing, innovation, community involvement and charitable giving.

“With over 40,000 businesses in Cobb County, it is quite an honor to be in the Top 25 and receive this type of recognition,” said Bob Casteel, owner of Casteel Heating and Cooling. “This award is truly a testament to our extremely talented and hard-working staff.”

John Hillis, Vice President of Casteel Heating and Cooling, attributes the success of his firm to a proactive program of identifying and implementing efficiencies while maintaining a constant focus on the customer.

“We maintained profitability and growth in 2008 by understanding what our customers wanted,” shared Hillis. “By targeting initiatives that were more environmentally friendly and improving system efficiencies, we were able to help customers lower their utility costs. At the same time, we carved out a specialization in our market that insulated us from the current recession.”

Other accolades awarded to Casteel Heating and Cooling in 2008 include Amana’s “Going Green Award,” Trane’s “Platinum Award,” the “Technical Excellence Award” by North American Technician Excellence (N.A.T.E), and Kudzu’s “Georgia Superior Service Award.” For more information, visit: www.casteelair.com or call 770-CASTEEL.