Schedule Regular Cooling Maintenance & Inspections
Just like any other appliance in your home, you trust your air conditioning system to function flawlessly throughout the year. In order to get the most out of your air conditioning (AC) system, Casteel recommends that you schedule regular air conditioner (AC) tune-ups with our experienced professionals. Our technicians offer air conditioning services in areas of Georgia such as Savannah, Alpharetta, Marietta, Atlanta, and Gainesville. We have over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and the necessary skills to ensure that you get the most out of your system.
The Importance of Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance
Did you know that every year your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it loses about 5% of its efficiency? No matter how long it has been since you hired our certified technicians to perform an air conditioner (AC) tune-up, it’s never too late to call for maintenance.
By taking proper care of your AC system, you can rest assured that:
- Your air conditioning system will function optimally
- It should extend the lifespan of your AC unit
- You will rarely if ever, experience major breakdowns
- Your utility bills will stay low and your system’s efficiency will stay high
Our team of fully licensed and certified professionals knows how to handle the most challenging aspects of any AC system, which is why customers turn to us for all of their maintenance needs.
Why Have an HVAC Maintenance Plan With Casteel?
At Casteel, preventative maintenance agreements include prearranged inspections of your air conditioner and furnace to help with the following:
- Ensure your system is running at peak efficiency
- Find any issues are found before a costly break down occurs
Generally, visits are scheduled twice a year so that the cooling side and the heating side of your HVAC system can be checked before the season you need it to work the most. Filters are changed and important components are examined for defections. At Casteel, we include standard one-inch filters and offer 20% discounts on parts that need to be replaced.
Preparing Your HVAC for Spring & Summer
During cooling visits to prepare for hot summers our technicians will examine refrigerant levels as well as air movement components in your furnace such as the blower motor. Our team of contractors provide dependable air conditioner (AC) tune-up services for homeowners in areas of Georgia such as Marietta, Atlanta, Smyrna, Gainesville, Savannah, and Athens. Our staff will clean your central air conditioning system to improve its performance. Give our team a call by phone at (770) 852-8504 to receive support with a malfunctioning system.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
Don’t let your hard-earned dollars be wasted on an inefficient system. Call Casteel at 1-770-852-8504 to schedule an inspection today!