Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson Blog

What Types of Problems Might My AC Encounter?

goettl-techniciansHere’s the part where a less honest contractor would say, “None, so long as you keep scheduling tune-ups with us!” Well, we pride ourselves on honesty, and the honest answer is not quite as optimistic. Yes, hiring us to handle your AC maintenance on an annual basis is the best way to keep your air conditioning system in top working condition. And no, not even exceptional maintenance for great equipment will make it 100% reliable.

At some point, you are going to discover that your air conditioner just is not functioning as it should. That moment should not come only when your system breaks down entirely, however. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about some common issues that your air conditioning system may encounter. If and when you encounter these or any other problems with your air conditioner, be sure to schedule air conditioning repair in Tucson immediately.

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How Do I Add Refrigerant to My AC?

van-drivingWe will expand on this in the post that follows, but let us give you the executive summary right off the bat: you don’t. Yes, your air conditioner is designed to work with a specific amount of refrigerant. Yes, a low refrigerant charge is going to wind up causing you problems, and in a number of different ways. Yes, the refrigerant will need to be recharged if you want your air conditioning system to function properly once more. No, you never do this on your own.

There are a lot of different projects that you can busy yourself with around the house. This type of air conditioning repair in Tucson is definitely not one of them. Not only do you lack the skill and expertise necessary for solving the problem at its core, but there are actually strict regulations regarding who is authorized to be working with refrigerant in the first place. So read on, learn a bit more about refrigerant and the role that it plays in your AC system, and contact Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson at the first sign of trouble. 

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How Do I Cool My Home without Ductwork?

technician-at-doorYour air conditioning system is not something that you can afford to take any chances with here in this part of the country. When summer temperatures soar, you are going to be running your air conditioner pretty much around the clock, and pretty much every day. Considering just how much you are going to be using your air conditioner, it only makes sense that you should do everything possible to guarantee that you get the very best performance that your system has to offer.

This not only means scheduling great services and investing in great equipment. It also means investing in the right equipment, both for your home’s needs and your own personal user preferences. That is why we strongly suggest that you consider the use of a ductless mini split system in your home. It is one of the most popular ways of cooling homes these days, and it just so happens that Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson offers exceptional ductless air conditioning service.

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How to Make Your AC Installation a Success

goettl-vanWith summers as long and hot as ours, it goes without saying that our air conditioners are not something to take chances with. When you invest in a new air conditioning system, you want to make sure that you are investing in the right system for your needs and that it will be the right fit for your home. That is why you should schedule your AC installation, along with any other air conditioning services in Tucson, AZs, with the tried and true technicians here at Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson.

The key to a successful cooling experience starts with a successful air conditioning installation. Even before the actual installation itself, however, you’ll want to take some steps to get the ball rolling on the correct course. We have some tips to share with you today that should help you to do just that. We rely on our air conditioners far too much around here to leave anything to chance or to rush through the decisions leading up to an installation.

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Are You Ready for a New Air Conditioner This Year?

logoDeciding when to replace an air conditioning system can be a real puzzler in this part of the country. It gets incredibly hot here during the summer—and the heat persists well outside the actual season. That means that you definitely do not want to run your air conditioner into the ground, waiting for a complete breakdown before you go ahead and replace it. Doing so opens you up to vulnerability for periods of discomfort as you await your replacement.

Of course, you also do not want to replace your air conditioner prematurely. Why not? Well, you are essentially just throwing money down the drain in doing so. You need to find a happy middle ground when it comes to air conditioning replacement in Tucson, AZ. That is what we are here to help with today. Let the cooling experts here at Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson help you to decide if this is the year for an air conditioning replacement in your home. 

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Get Your AC Back in Fighting Shape

technician-at-doorWhat little and relatively mild winter weather we have around here is fading into the distance. Sure,  nighttime temperatures are still fairly chilly, but we’re also regularly hitting the 80s  during the day—and that number is only going to keep climbing! The question is whether your air conditioner is going to be able to handle the hottest days of the summer that looms ahead. If you do not schedule your AC maintenance in Tucson, AZ before it arrives,  then the answer is likely “no”.

Air conditioning maintenance is something that you’ve definitely seen us talking about if you have visited our site or this blog before. Why are we so ardent in covering this topic? Because routine AC maintenance is truly the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working at peak performance and efficiency levels. Considering just how hot it gets in our geographic region, your air conditioning performance is not something that you can afford to take chances with.

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Forced Air Systems Need Fresh Filters

man-with-filterYou have no doubt been told that routine HVAC maintenance is an absolute necessity if you are serious about getting the best performance that your home heating and air conditioning systems have to offer. Routine maintenance is a job that only trained professionals can handle, and it is not one that you should ever attempt to handle on your own. That is not to say, however, that there is nothing that you can do for your HVAC systems in terms of maintenance.

In fact, one of the most important of maintenance tasks is one that you can and should be doing on your own. That is changing the air filter as needed. The air filter in most forced air HVAC systems is going to need to be changed every 1-3 months, so your annual maintenance visit just doesn’t come frequently enough to meet that need. Fortunately for you, changing the air filter is very simple, these filters are very cheap, and it can help you to avoid some very real problems.

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2018 Industry Leaders of Arizona are honored

A joyous crowd filled JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Thursday night for Az Business magazine’s 2018 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.

“John Quincy Adams once said, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,’” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “Tonight, we are recognizing organizations that are doing just that by driving innovation, carrying out visions and producing success in a way that stands out from the competition.”

Companies were honored as Industry Leaders of Arizona in five key industries: 

• Healthcare Support Services

• Food and Beverage

• Aerospace and Defense

• Software Firms and Data Support

• Commercial & Residential Service Contractors

Making the evening possible as sponsors were Arcadia Capital Partners, Clark Hill, Cresa, Lovitt & Touché and Merestone.

“All the finalists tonight are innovators who excel, who are passionate about making Arizona a better place to do business, a better place to live, a better place to play and, most importantly, who help create a better place to stay,” Green said.

Here are those who were honored:

Healthcare Support Services

Winner: Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

Finalists: Arizona’s Children Association, Circle the City, Homewatch CareGivers, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Southwest Human Development       

Food and Beverage

Winner: Stern Produce

Finalists: Café Valley, Jennifer’s Catering and Events, Isagenix, M Culinary Concepts, Sprouts Farmers Market

Aerospace and Defense

Winner: GECO Incorporated

Finalists: Able Aerospace Services, AvAir, Aerospace Contacts, Cutter Aviation, ITS

Software Firms and Data Support

Winner: Digital Air Strike

Finalists: FacilitySource, Ipro Tech, JDA Software, Mobivity, Vixxo

Commercial and Residential Service Contractors

Winner: Goettl Air Conditioning

Finalists: AAA Landscape, Azpro group, California Pools and Landscape, Canyon State Electric, DP Electric, Goettl Air Conditioning, Sun Mechanical, Wilson Electric

In addition, two special awards were presented:

• Breakthrough Award, which recognizes the adversity that often needs to be overcome to become successful in business: Café Valley

• Founder’s Award., which is presented to a company whose founder has impacted Arizona’s business community: AAA Landscape

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Goettl celebrates 79 years of keeping Arizona cool

In 1939, the U.S. was emerging from the Depression and some 65,000 people called the small desert city of Phoenix home. At the time, the region’s economy revolved around the copper, cotton, citrus and cattle industries. The city was also quickly gaining a national reputation as a sought-after destination and winter tourism began to flourish. And internationally, threats of war loomed to change history. 

Amid this intriguing backdrop, a pair of brothers from Austria moved to Phoenix. Gust and Adam Goettl had a vision to establish a company that could make the intense desert heat a livable environment. The pair would establish Goettl Air Conditioning on Feb. 14, 1939 and revolutionize cooled air technology paving the way for a population boom in the emerging Southwest.

As demand grew for their product, the Goettl brothers would pioneer sheet metal manufacturing and hone the process to a science – at one point the brothers had more than 100 patents on their technology. Soon, however, World War II would change the world’s landscape and the brothers were quick to shift their manufacturing operations to support the war and the need for metal-related products.

In fact, Phoenix would begin to establish itself as a military industrial center with three air force fields – Luke, Williams and Falcon Field – training and supporting soldiers from around the U.S. These facilities would join the Desert Training Center created by General George S. Patton, which would bring thousands of military men and women to the desert to train and support war efforts.

The Phoenix Rises

While all of this was occurring, air conditioning made the environment livable. The prevalence of air conditioning in homes and offices, made the state attractive to businesses, tourist, retirees and those seeking refuge from bitter winters in the Midwest and along the East Coast. By the 1950s, the use of cooled air technology would spur a growth boom that continues today. By 1960, Phoenix grew more in a year than it did in from statehood in 1914 to the end of World War II.

Since this series of linked events, the Goettl name has been recognized for excellence in heating and air conditioning installation. A consumer-focused brand, the Goettl name and reputation continued to grow. The term “Goettl” was soon used to epitomize strength, power and longevity as a source of hospitality in the searing and relentless desert heat.

The Goettl brothers would also pioneer marketing of their product. Since most didn’t understand how the technology could work to cool their homes, the brothers would strap air conditioning units on trucks and drive around town blasting cool air on the porches of residents, tempting them with the refreshing, breezy air. Once the wondrous cool air reached the faces of families trying to survive the desert heat, it was a done deal and Goettl would soon be a household name.

“We are truly honored to carry on the well-known legacy of the Goettl brand,” said Ken Goodrich, CEO and owner of Goettl Air Conditioning. “The Goettl brothers invented the industry and created an innovative and well-respected brand. Today, the ‘Goettl workhorse’ is well-known and continues to be cited in awe by industry peers.”

The Iron-Horse Inspires

Goodrich, whose father, J. Duncan Goodrich, was an HVAC expert himself, would join his dad on jobs as a child where he would hold a flashlight to help complete jobs in Las Vegas during hot, dark nights. The experience would lead Goodrich to use the image of his own son, Duncan, in his marketing holding a flashlight illuminating the right way to complete HVAC jobs. It was during these jobs that the younger Goodrich would begin to admire the Goettl brand for its “iron-horse” longevity and integrity in the industry.

Later, when Ken Goodrich established his own HVAC company, Goettl was the only brand willing to extend him credit to nurture his business. Goodrich would continue to build his HVAC businesses, but he would never forget the Goettl brand.

By 2013, the economic recession and a hyper-competitive industry, had taken its toll on Goettl in Arizona. Ownership changes threatened to kill the Goettl brand.

Enter Goodrich, an air conditioning industry executive who has bought and sold several HVAC companies around the U.S. In 2013, he took control of Goettl and immediately installed new management and systems to manage the company. Soon, Goettl Air Conditioning went from hemorrhaging millions of dollars a year to being a profitable, industry pioneer yet again. Soon, Goodrich would start expanding Goettl Air Conditioning throughout the Southwest while resurrecting the brand and ideals that shaped the company.

Class Is In: Goettl University

Later this year, the Goettl name will be elevated to new heights when Goodrich opens a new Las Vegas headquarters, which will include “Goettl University.”

Besides housing 200 employees of Goettl Air Conditioning, the 53,000-square-foot Las Vegas facility will also have the region’s largest state-of-the-art training center: Goettl University. The facility will include a 100-seat customer service center and mock HVAC systems built into the complex for realistic hands-on training and learning.

“This facility and Goettl University will fulfill a life-long dream of mine where HVAC technicians throughout the U.S. will be trained the Goettl way,” said Goodrich, who will continue to transform the industry and maintain the commitment to quality and doing the right thing for consumers. “Our technicians will receive ongoing real-life training and will be taught to be perfectionists – just like my father trained me. Every customer experience, every screw and bolt we install and every detail in the process will be best in class. Perfection will be our guide.”

Goodrich expanded Goettl Air Conditioning to his hometown of Las Vegas in April 2016. Since 2015 alone, Goettl has experienced 500 percent year-over-year growth and continues to grow. Today, Goettl Air Conditioning operates in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California. Goodrich plans on continuing to expand nationally. “Our plan is simple: grow the Goettl Air Conditioning brand and continue the iconic legacy and founding principals that made the company the most trusted and leader in the industry.”



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Is It Time for a Heating Replacement?

temperature-just-rightIf we were to ask you what your first choice would be in terms of a big, exciting purchase, “a new heating system” probably would not be at the top of that list. This is understandable, of course. Heaters aren’t all that exciting to most homeowners in general, and the fact that we live in a pretty warm climate here means that they are not really on our mind all that much. All that being said, though, you are going to need a heating replacement eventually.

When that time comes, work with the Tucson heating professionals that you know you can count on: us! Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson is dedicated to providing our clients with the best experience possible, both in terms of customer service and in the big picture as concerns their ongoing comfort. That is why we want to help you understand when it makes sense to replace your home heating system. Here’s a hint—don’t wait for a complete breakdown before doing so!

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