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Heater Replacement: Are You Ready?

technicians-and-vanIf we were to ask you with a straight face which system you use more throughout the year, your heater or your air conditioner, you’d rightly laugh in our faces. The answer is obvious, as we live in such a hot climate. The fact that we use our air conditioners a lot more than our heating systems, however, is no reason to overlook just how important your home heating system truly is. You still rely on it.

That is why you really should not put off your heating replacement for too long. Sure, you may be able to squeeze another season out of your system. Just because you can keep your heater limping along for another season does not mean that you should, though. The fact of the matter is that you’ll have to replace your heater eventually and, when you do, you don’t want to wait for a complete breakdown. Here is some information to keep in mind regarding your heating replacement in Phoenix, AZ.

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Winner of the Industry Leaders of Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ  (Feb. 26, 2018)

Goettl Air Conditioning, founded in 1939 and one of the most iconic brands in Arizona, has earned ” 2018 Industry Leaders of Arizona Award” from the publisher of Arizona Business Magazine.

Goettl Air Conditioning’s Chairman Dan Burke was given and accepted the prestigious Industry Leaders of Arizona on Thursday, Feb. 22, at an elegant dinner gala with hundreds of attendees at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Companies were honored as Industry Leaders of Arizona in five key industries: Health Care Support Services, Food and Beverage, Aerospace and Defense, Software and Data Support and Commercial and Residential Service Contractors.

Goettl Air Conditioning won the Industry Leaders of Arizona Award in the Commercial and Residential Service category.

Burke has been an integral part of Goettl’s history. He’s been with the company for 29 years and at onetime was part owner.

At the ceremony, Burke said: “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Goettl Air Conditioning team and owner Ken Goodrich who has supported and encouraged us to do things the right way, not the easy way and has provided the resources to make a positive impact with our customers, our team, our community and our industry.  Since 2013, Goettl has grown its revenue 500 percent by overcoming significant economic and other challenges. I am proud to be part of the Goettl team and gratified to report that the future of this Arizona legacy brand is bright.”

Added owner Goodrich: “We are proud of the brand, our leadership, customer service and our reputation for doing the right thing is second to none. We are grateful that our efforts are being recognized and we are going to continue to build on our momentum. Dan Burke also deserves sincere recognition for his leadership and dedication to the company, our people and our customers. He truly is an Industry Leader in Arizona.”

Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939 by brothers Adam and Gust Goettl. The brothers pioneered and developed cool air technology and grew the company into one of the most successful HVAC brands in history.

After several ownership changes over the years, Goodrich, a longtime HVAC executive and entrepreneur, bought the company in 2013, appointing Burke as Chairman of the board. Since then the brand has grown sales in Arizona 250% and expanded to Las Vegas and Southern California, increasing the brands revenue 500%. Goodrich plans on expanding the brand into additional markets around the U.S.


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Do I Need to Replace My Heater?

servicing-furnaceImagine that you suddenly came into a decent chunk of money. Now, imagine what you would do with that money first. Chances are that you wouldn’t take this free money and then go and buy a new heater with it. You could probably find something a little more exciting to do than that, right? Well, investing in a new heating system may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your money, but it is an investment that you’ll have to make eventually.

It is also an investment that can really pay off for you in the long run. The only issue is, many homeowners are not really sure when they should go ahead and replace their heaters. You’ll want to get the most for the investment that you’ve made already, of course, but you also don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely. That is why we’ve put together a list of factors to consider if you’re thinking that a heating replacement in Phoenix, AZ may be coming up soon.

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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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Choosing the Ideal Heating System

furnaceYour heater should never be an afterthought. No, the winter weather in Arizona does not really reach the same extremes that the heat of the summer season can. However, you still need dependable and effective heating in Pheonix. The first step toward getting that is to choose your heating system wisely. While there is no such thing as a “perfect” heating system, there is definitely one out there that is ideally suited to your own personal needs and user preferences.

Today, we’re going to examine some of the ways in which you can go about choosing your ideal heating system. While we cannot tell you what that will necessarily be here on our blog—it is going to vary from person to person—we can help you to start thinking about the right steps toward the right decision. As always, if you have any questions or require heating services, be sure to contact the pros at Goettl Air Conditioning Phoenix.

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

temperature-just-rightIf your answer to the question posed in the title of this post was, why yes it is, thank you for asking, then today’s post is for you! If your answer was what the heck does that mean, then today’s post is for you as well! Short cycling is a condition that may afflict a heater for a number of different reasons, and it is one that homeowners sometimes mistake as being little more than a minor nuisance. It’s not.

Short cycling is definitely an annoyance, but the problems that it can cause go far beyond that. Left unchecked, short cycling could wind up costing you a lot of money in the long run. We may not use our heaters all that much around here, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the signs that yours is not functioning properly. If your system starts to short cycle, or you have any other reason to believe you may require heating repair in Chandler, AZ, contact us immediately.

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Carbon Monoxide: How to Keep Your Family Safe From This Silent Killer

By Ken Goodrich

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year accidental carbon monoxide poisoning sickens more than 25,000 people in the U.S. and nearly 500 people die annually from exposure to the odorless and undetectable gas. In the desert, the cool months of December, January and February are typically when most homeowners and their families are vulnerable as gas heaters are used to keep warm. However, a few simple tips can help prevent illness and death. Here’s what you need to know.

How can I ensure the air my family breaths doesn’t have carbon monoxide poisoning?

Installing and maintaining a carbon monoxide detector is the best defense to prevent illness and death from carbon monoxide. Since “CO” is odorless and colorless, a detector can help save your loved ones. CO is produced when fuel is burned to produce heat and a detector is the only way to monitor the gas levels in your home.

Is a CO detector expensive and can I install one by myself?

Installing and maintaining a carbon monoxide detector is not difficult, however finding the right location to install one is vital. Include information here on where to install. A typical stand-alone detector will cost between $20 to $50.

What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?

Headaches, dizziness and an upset stomach are key indicators that CO might be at unhealthy levels in your home. Unfortunately, people sleeping are unaware that they might be breathing the gas so it’s important that CO detectors are located near sleeping areas in your home and have alarms loud enough to wake you.


Who is at risk for carbon dioxide poisoning?

Everyone is at risk for high levels of CO, however, the most vulnerable are infants, elderly and those with chronic heart disease.


What else should I know about CO?

Like smoke detectors, make sure you replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector annually in your home. In dessert areas , we always recommend homeowners do this in the spring when they service their HVAC systems before the summertime heat.


You should have your HVAC system, water heater and any other gas burning appliances checked by a qualified technician each year to ensure there are no leaks or unknown harm looming.
Ken Goodrich is owner and CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning

About Goettl Air Conditioning
Goettl Air Conditioning, established in 1939, offers the highest quality AC and heating equipment and a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services. Goettl operates in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California areas. All Goettl technicians are background-checked, drug-tested and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Goettl AC was recently named the “Best HVAC” company by readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley 2018”


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Don’t Put Your Heating Repairs on the Backburner

dog-under-blanketYou aren’t going to have to worry about waking up early to shovel out your car when you live here in Arizona, nor will you really have to worry about subzero temperatures turning every errand that you have to run into an adventure through the tundra. Our winters are mild—but not mild enough to completely put them out of mind. It does get uncomfortably chilly even around here, which is why you need your heater to function properly.

Because we don’t really rely on our heaters to the same extent that we do our air conditioning systems, it can be easy to overlook the warning signs that your heater is in trouble. Doing so will only lead to more serious problems down the road, though. If you are serious about getting the best performance that your heater has to offer, you are going to need to schedule prompt heating repairs in Chandler, AZ when trouble arises. 

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Dirty Air Filters Cause Heating Problems

man-with-filterHeaters are mechanical systems,  and that means that occasional operating problems are inevitable. Routine heating maintenance will certainly help to keep any such problems to a minimum, but you are eventually going to require professional heating repairs in Phoenix, AZ.  The fact that our winter season is so mild does not mean that you can just ignore problems with your home heating system. While annual maintenance is a must, there is also one maintenance task that you should handle on your own, much more frequently than once a year.

That task? Changing your air filter. If you use a forced-air heater, such as a furnace or a heat pump, then you need to make sure you are keeping a fresh filter in that system at all times. Typically, it will need to be changed somewhere in the range of every 1-3 months. These filters are cheap and very simple to swap out, and the benefits of doing so as needed cannot be overlooked.

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