There are several strong programs to help low income residents pay utility bills
Marietta, GA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
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.
"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.
Based in Marietta, Georgia, Casteel offers a wide variety of products and solutions, including HVAC units, system design, and more. With superior customer service rankings by respected third-party sources like Kudzu and Angie's List, Casteel Heating and Cooling has received statewide recognition for being a socially-conscious business. In 2010 the company was named again to Cobb County's list of the 25 best small businesses for the second year in a row and has held an A+ rating from the BBB since 2002. Learn more at http://www.casteelair.com.