A Dependable & Efficient Alternative
A heat pump is a great solution for your comfort problems throughout the year. With the ability to deliver both hot and cold air, this system is ideal for any homeowner who are looking to take better control of their indoor climates. Many heat pump users put their money into these systems when natural gas is not an accessible resource in their homes. However, there are a variety of reasons why heat pumps are beneficial.
Some of the many reasons why many homeowners prefer heat pumps include:
- They are highly efficient
- They offer a fast and predictable heat source
- They can do the work of both a furnace and an air conditioner
With hundreds of makes and models to choose from, we can help you decide what type of heat pump system would be right for your residential space.
Heat Pump Repairs
If you already have a heat pump, but your unit is freezing up, not heating or cooling properly, cycling on and off too often, or experiencing any other unusual issues, give us a call. With over 30 years of experience, our Atlanta heating technicians have the experience and tools necessary to get your heat pump system back up and running again by providing necessary repairs. We also provide skillful maintenance services to ensure that your system works optimally all year long.
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!