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Goettl Air Conditioning Invests $10 Million in Las Vegas

At Goettl Air Conditioning, we aren’t just a business serving our communities in order to make a buck. We are a member of those communities, and supporting those communities is as important to us as serving our individual customers. When the time came to purchase a facility to function as our headquarters, owner and CEO Ken Goodrich decided that Las Vegas was the place to stay.

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Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating

radiant-heatingChances are that you give your home heating system a bit less attention than you do your air conditioner. This is perfectly understandable, given that our summer temperatures are so incredibly hot, and that the heat actually sticks around for much of the year. What is not perfectly understandable, though, is why some homeowners seem to think that this means that their heaters are not also vitally important. When temperatures do cool down — and they will — you need to know that your heater is there for you.

If you are in the market for new heating system to replace your old one, or if you have a new home going up and you are ready to invest in its heater, you should take the time to choose the system that is right for your home and for your personal user preferences. It is not a decision to rush into. A good place to start is by deciding if you want to use a forced air heater, such as a furnace or heat pump, or if radiant heating is right for you. 

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Goettl Air Conditioning helps victims of hurricane in Puerto Rico

Business News | 18 Oct |

An employee of Goettl Air Conditioning in Phoenix has been leading a donation drive to help people in the hurricane-ravished island of Puerto Rico.

Fernando De La Garza, a native of Puerto Rico, has been rallying employee efforts to donate clothing and other personal items for those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Besides the clothing donations, Goettl Air Conditioning is also sending 610 flashlights to Puerto Rico. Other donations include blankets, powdered Gatorade and various toiletries and personal hygiene items.

Goettl Air Conditioning is known for giving flashlights to customers and neighbors while doing AC repairs in the field. Goettl Air Conditioning also uses flashlights in its marketing efforts, which outline how Goettl owner Ken Goodrich would hold a flashlight while helping his father complete AC repairs when Ken was a small boy.

“We hope to bring some light and comfort to people still struggling in Puerto Rico,” said Goodrich. “I’m happy to see our employees jumping in to help and I’m proud of Fernando for stepping up to lead the charge.”

Since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20, it has wreaked havoc on the island prompting food and water shortages while destroying much of Puerto Rico’s communications and power networks.

Garza, who hails from Puerto Rico, has family and friends who are still trying to recover and make ends-meet.

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Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality When Cooling Your Home

family-dogWhen you think of living comfortably here in Arizona, what do you think of first? Chances are that your answer to this question was “my air conditioner”. There is definitely no way to overstate the importance of the role that your air conditioner plays in your overall comfort. That being said, cooling your home is not exactly the only consideration to make when it comes to living comfortably. There is also the quality of the air that surrounds you in your home to consider.

The sad truth is that sealing up your home and running your air conditioner constantly — necessary as it may be for your comfort during our brutally hot summer season — can really take a toll on the indoor air quality in your home. Don’t worry, though. Our IAQ experts have some tips to help you maintain great indoor air quality without sacrificing the comfort of your air conditioning in Tucson, AZ. It may sound too good to be true, but balancing comfort and air quality in your home has actually never been more achievable!

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Get to Know Your Home Cooling Options

thumbs-upLiving in this part of the country necessitates the installation of a great air conditioner in your home. While the central air conditioning system is undoubtedly still the most popular of all whole-house cooling systems, there are a number of other great options that you should consider when looking for a new AC. You don’t want to box yourself in just because you are unfamiliar with some of the other technologies available to you, right?

In today’s post, we are going to help you better understand some of the alternate cooling systems that may be used to help you keep your home cool and comfortable during even the hottest time of the year. Remember, whatever type of AC you decide upon, you can count on the seasoned professionals here at Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson to install and service that system properly. We’ll help you to enjoy dependable and effective air conditioning in Tucson, AZ.

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Tips for Avoiding AC Repair Needs

man-overheating-on-couchWe live in Arizona. You know what that means. Your air conditioner is not a luxury. It is a necessity. That is why it is so important that you have any air conditioning repairs in Tucson, AZ completed promptly by qualified professionals. Of course, avoiding those problems to begin with is a great goal to have. In today’s blog, we have some tips that should help you to do just that. While there is no such thing as a 100% reliable AC, you can ensure that yours is as reliable as possible.

If and when something does go wrong with your air conditioner — and considering just how hard we run ours around here, it is going to happen eventually — make ours the number that you dial. Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson has some of the finest AC repair technicians in the industry on its staff. Working with us means that your air conditioner will be working for again as soon as possible. 

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Commercial AC: Why Choose a Rooftop Unit?

HVAC-rooftop-UnitsLiving in Arizona doesn’t mean that you want to be in the heat every moment of every day. That is why we have air conditioners installed in our home, right? Well, just as homeowners expect to be comfortable in their homes, they too expect to be comfortable when they venture out to a restaurant, store, or any other commercial property. As a commercial property owner and/or manager, it is up to you to guarantee that there is a comfortable environment awaiting their arrival.

This begs the question, of course, of how you choose to cool your commercial property. A lot of this is going to depend upon the size of your property, as well as its design. One option that is definitely worth considering is the rooftop unit. It is important that a professional handles the installation and servicing of a rooftop unit if you want it to function as well as possible, and we can make sure that your rooftop unit in Green Valley, AZ excels.

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By Ken Goodrich as featured in The Arizona Republic 8/26/2017

Why is the cost to recharge your AC unit going up?

By 2020, Arizona air-conditioning users will be forced to find new sources of refrigerant to recharge their systems as R22, a popular Freon now in use, will be phased out by order of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA believes R22 harms the ozone layer and its use will be banned forever in January 2020. There are other types of less harmful refrigerants that will replace R22, but homeowners today need to make informed decisions when servicing and replacing their AC units.

Here are some common questions:

I keep hearing about R22. What is it and how does it impact air-conditioning in my home? R22 is a type of Freon refrigerant that helps your air conditioning produce cool air. The EPA has determined R22 harms the ozone layer and has ordered it to be phased out of use by 2020. Once this happens, R22 will no longer be produced or imported and will be replaced with R-410A. Air-conditioning manufacturers stopped production of R22-charged systems in 2010.

Why is the EPA phasing out R22? Hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs, are chemicals that are mainly used as refrigerants. Unfortunately, the EPA has found the releases of HCFCs can deplete the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to climate change.

What should I do? Do I need to replace my AC unit? No, you don’t have to replace your AC system at this time. You can continue to use R22 in existing systems, however, it will be available only from older systems that have been recycled, reclaimed or recovered. Lower supply of R22 is already resulting in much higher costs to recharge AC systems, and there will be no guarantee that R22 will be available in the future. In fact, R22 costs 10 times what it did five years ago. According to the EPA, “as a homeowner, you need to consider and balance several key factors in your decision to purchase a new unit, such as energy efficiency, performance, reliability, cost and the refrigerant used.”

Should I buy a new unit now or wait until 2020? It really depends. You’ll need to balance the age of your system with cost benefits realized from new systems. New, energy-efficient air-conditioners save on energy costs. Even if your air conditioner is less than 10 years old, you may save significantly on your energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model, according to the EPA.

How do I know what kind of AC unit I should consider buying? A central air-conditioner that has earned the ENERGY STAR label is at least 14 percent more efficient and will save you money. Ken Goodrich is owner and CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning.

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How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

ductless-blower-cold-airIngeniously is one way to answer the question posed in the title of this post. Outstandingly is another. If you have visited this blog before, however, you know that we do not just expect you to take our word on any given subject. We’re here to provide you with the information that you need to better understand these systems, the way in which they work, and whether or not a system is right for you. As such, we’re going to give you some more details about the way that ductless AC actually works.

We also want to remind you that no air conditioner, regardless of make, model, or overall quality, is going to function at peak operational levels if not expertly installed, well-maintained, and professionally repaired when needed. Our technicians have years of experience in working with ductless mini splits in Benson, AZ and the surrounding areas. When you are ready for ductless AC services, count on us to get the job done right the first time, every time. 

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Cooling Efficiency Tips

money-in-grassWe are approaching the middle of August, and in many other parts of the country that means that homeowners are already looking forward to coming cooler temperatures of fall. Here in Arizona, of course, there is really no such respite in the forecast. There is plenty more heat to come, and that means that it is not too late for some more helpful air conditioning tips! Today, we want to help you understand how you can scale back on your cooling costs — without having to replace that old AC entirely.

Even the most high-efficiency air conditioning systems are going to cost some money to run, obviously. No matter how efficient your air conditioner may be, there are likely still ways in which to roll back your energy costs a bit more. Considering just how much we run our air conditioning systems in Tucson, AZ, pretty much throughout the year, it only makes sense to ensure that you are able to enjoy the greatest efficiency possible from yours.

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