Goettl Air Conditioning Blog
June 28th, 2017
June 19th, 2017
List of General Tips
- Beware the Sidewalk
Cement, asphalt, and even truck beds can be hotter than they look! The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends trying to stay off hot surfaces during the summer as they can burn your pet’s paws. If you can’t hold the back of your hand to sidewalk for 10 seconds without feeling the heat, consider moving your walks to the morning or late evening.
- You pets can get sunburn too!
Pets can get sunburn too, and pets with light colored, short coats are especially susceptible. To beat the heat, apply a pet safe sunscreen to their ears and nose 30 minutes to outdoor activity.
- Set an appointment with your groomer!
Keeping your pets well-groomed in the summer months helps them regulate their temperature. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends keeping your pet’s properly groomed to provide better circulation and temperature relation. Call your local veterinarian to figure out the best cut for your pets.
Because your pets can’t sweat like you do, it’s harder for them to keep cool during the summer. The Humane Society of the United States recommends making sure your pets have access to fresh, cool water and shady places during the summer, and keep an eye out for dehydration while they are outside.
Consider getting a doggie pool for your pets to play in during the heat. A doggie pool will give your pets a way to keep cool while also provide them with a new toy to play with at the same time. It’s a win-win!
- Gardens, Garages, and Grass oh my!
Summer temperate can cause antifreeze to leak from overheating cars, leaving sweet tasting puddles that are harmful to pets. Keep an eye out for leaking cars, and make sure to keep your pets away from the mess. Some lawn and garden products could be harmful to your pet’s health. Keep fertilizers and other garden related products up and out of your pet’s reach.
- Day at the Beach (Lake)?
While the cool water may be tempting to a hot dog, make sure they don’t drink too much (lake? salt?) and the salt in the water could make them sick. Did Fido make a splash? At the end of the day, make sure to rinse their coat with freshwater, as salt and other minerals found in ocean (lake?) can cause damage to your pets coat.
- BBQ and Fireworks
With BBQ season in full swing, Make sure to keep your dogs and cats out of foods containing grapes, avocado, chocolate, fatty meats, and onions, as these foods are harmful to your pets. When it’s time for fireworks, remember your pets might get scared! According to the ASPCA, more animals go missing around 4th of July than any other time, so give your pets a safe, comfortable place to hide during the festivities, and make sure their collar tag is up to date.
June 19th, 2017
The answer? Hopefully not. If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, then your system is simply not going to function properly. Considering just how hot our summer weather is here in this part of the country, an air conditioner that is not functioning properly can be a huge problem indeed. Plus, you must keep in mind the fact that your air conditioner does not actually consume refrigerant in its operation.
That means that an AC low on refrigerant either was not charged properly, or that it has developed a leak somewhere in the refrigerant lines. Whatever the case may be, you need a professional technician to diagnose the problem properly, and to resolve it completely. We’ll make sure that any refrigerant leaks in your system are pinpointed and repaired promptly.
June 5th, 2017
Certain areas of the country do not really require that homeowners use their air conditioning systems very frequently. Needless to say, Arizona is not one of those areas. The weather around here can be oppressively hot, and cooling one’s home effectively and efficiently can be a challenge. Leaving your air conditioning installation and routine maintenance to the professionals on our staff will help to ensure that you are able to cool your home successfully.
Of course, even the best air conditioner is going to stumble from time to time. When you notice that your air conditioner is not really living up to your performance expectations, contact us right away. There are many warning signs that something may be wrong with your air conditioner in Maricopa, AZ. One of the most alarming is an air conditioner that is blowing warm air. However, it may not always be as serious a problem as you’d think.
May 30th, 2017
When you think about “comfort” during summer months in the Valley, your mind probably jumps right to your air conditioning system. We live in one of the hottest areas of the country, after all, so your home cooling system plays a vital role in keeping you comfortable throughout the much of the year. Secondly, you may think of your heater. It’s used far less, of course, but is still important. If you are only thinking of temperature control when it comes to your home comfort, however, you are making a major oversight.
The quality of the air in your home must also be taken into serious consideration. Unfortunately, it frequently is not in many homes. There are many reasons as to why your indoor air quality may suffer. In recognition of May being Allergy Awareness Month, here are a few examples, as well as some suggestions, for boosting your indoor air quality.
1. Pollutants from outdoors can make their way into your home, aggravating allergy and asthma symptoms. Plant matter is a common cause of such issues, along with grass clippings, etc.
2. Do you live near a busy roadway? If so, the dust and dirt from a heavily traveled road could lead to problems with reduced indoor air quality. You don’t want to have to keep your windows shut on a nice day to avoid the problem.
3. Are you in a rapidly developing area? Are there new buildings being constructed near your home? The construction process can take a toll on the air quality surrounding your home, and that can lead to issues indoors.
4. General cleanliness is a major factor, as well. If you don’t keep up with vacuuming and sweeping, for instance, settled dust and dirt can be sent airborne with the basic day to day activities in your home.
5. We all love our pets, but the fact of the matter is that your dog or cat could be one of the driving forces behind your low indoor air quality. From shedding fur to dander and more, pets can drag down air quality.
Obviously, we are not going to tell you that you need to pull up your roots and move away from major roadways or wooded areas. We certainly wouldn’t suggest giving up beloved pets to avoid allergens in your home. So, what can you do about it?
It’s simple, really. Call indoor air quality specialists that can outfit your home with the systems that you need to boost the quality of the air that you breathe. Just remember that no system is a cure-all solution. You may need a multi-pronged approach to get the job done.
Possible steps could include:
1. Air cleaners can be used to remove pollutants from the air in a more proactive way than basic air filtration. Electronic air cleaners can trap pollutants that may otherwise pass through filters.
2. UV germicidal lights can be used to deal with biological pollutants. These are pollutants that are living microorganisms, capable of reproducing. Destroying them is necessary.
3. Duct cleaning is a service, not a system. Technicians can thoroughly clean out your ducts to ensure that they are not distributing pollutants and allergens throughout your home.
Ken Goodrich is the president and CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning, a company that operates in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson.
May 22nd, 2017
There is definitely no escaping the heat of the summer season in this part of the country. That does not mean that you should have to suffer through the summer season in discomfort, though. We all know that a great air conditioner is a must if we hope to make it through the hottest time of the year comfortably. We cannot simply languish in our air conditioned homes all summer long, though. That is why we’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks to help you beat the summer heat a bit more successfully this year.
We hope that you’ll find them useful, and that you remember to dial our number if you find yourself in need of any AC services in Phoenix, AZ. Our technicians have everything that you need to cool your home successfully and efficiently. After all, it is a lot more fun to get out and enjoy the summer weather when you know that you have a cool, comfortable home waiting for you at the end of the day.
May 11th, 2017
Name: Dan Bonner
Title: Vice President at Goettl Air Conditioning & Sunny Plumber
Kids: 2 daughters Samantha and Emily, and my son Zack
My day is like…
getting through a significant day of work, then ending it with my family.
I was born…
in Philadelphia, let’s go E-A- G-L- E-S!
My favorite thing about Arizona…
is the weather. No more daily rain, raking, shoveling, wind hurting my face, dressing in a dozen layers just to run a quick errand, etc.
I’m listening to…
our newly adopted puppy squeaking his new toy. He is making sure that is all anyone can hear at the moment, a payback gift from mom, it contains 5 squeakers.
One thing I cannot live without…
is my coffee in the morning. I need to get in at least one cup at 5 am just before diving into my work emails.
When I was younger, I wanted to be…
older. I’ve gained more patience since.
I’m inspired by…
my wife. She is a strong person. She bends without breaking, while keeping everything together and holding the family up at the same time. She is incredible.
The one person who motivates me is…
there has been several people that I have met, but the man in the mirror does it most. It has not been easy, but I’ve found that when I took the responsibility for my own motivation, I was able to meet more of my own goals and exceed my own expectations.
The perfect day would be…
an early round of good golf followed by an evening with my wife. She is my best friend. It doesn’t matter what we do, we always have a wonderful time.
My first job was…
caddying at a country club. A group of us from the neighborhood would get up early on Saturdays’ hitch hike out to the Country Club. The job was a good way for an underaged kid to earn some real money for some real unnecessary stuff I’m sure I had to have at the time.
has been an adventure, struggle, and a joy. I’m grateful for it all.
I’m currently working on…
tweaking two already successful companies, Goettl Air Conditioning & Sunny Plumber to the next level in customer experience.
May 8th, 2017
The last thing that any homeowner in a climate as hot as ours wants to encounter is an air conditioner that stops working properly in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Unfortunately, there is just no way in which to guarantee that your air conditioner in Phoenix, AZ is always going to function precisely as it ought to. Air conditioners are mechanical systems, and they operate under a lot of stress in this part of the country. Eventually, you are going to run into trouble.
The good news is that many issues with one’s air conditioner can be resolved quickly and simply. There are obviously a lot of very serious problems that could develop with an air conditioner, but not every instance is going to be terribly serious. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting your air conditioner before dialing our number to schedule repairs.
April 24th, 2017
You don’t need to be a meteorologist to realize that Arizona is home to pretty serious heat for much of the year. At the height of the summer season, the heat in this area can really be unbearable. Great air conditioning is much more of a necessity in our homes than a luxury. That is exactly why you must schedule professional air conditioning maintenance in Phoenix, AZ.
Without regular air conditioning maintenance, there is just no way in which you can hope for your home cooling system to function at peak performance levels. This is a mechanical system, remember, and running it as hard as you do for as long as you do means that it will accrue some serious wear and tear over time. Let us tune up your air conditioner so that you can enjoy the level of performance quality that you deserve.