Goettl Air Conditioning Phoenix Blog : Archive for July, 2014

Goettl Donates Evaporative Air Conditioner to Phoenix Animal Shelter

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Arizona company installs evaporative air conditioner to provide safe play area for animals at Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safe Haven

PHOENIX (July 28, 2014) – Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen, a leading heating and air conditioning company in Arizona, announced today the company donated and installed a 10,000 cfm evaporative air conditioner on the rooftop of the animal play area at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safe Haven (MASH) on July 21, 2014. The project is valued at $5,000. In addition to cooling air, the evaporative air conditioner adds moisture to the air, an extra benefit in Arizona’s dry climate. The unit was installed on the roof of MASH and is now being used to cool the outdoor play area for dogs.

Dan Burke, president of Goettl, served as the project manager during the installation. Burke led the initiative to donate the evaporative air conditioning unit after discussing the need with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Goettl advisory board member Randy Pullen. The play area was not useable in the hot summer months in Phoenix, leaving the facility’s dogs with nowhere to play.

To complete the project, the company used a crane to lift the unit three stories and install it on the roof. MASH Unit Supervisor Sergeant Lisa Mejia and Maricopa County Maintenance Supervisor Tim Rosenow were all key supporters in accomplishing the installation.

“During the summer months, Goettl receives calls every day from pet owners who are concerned their inoperative air conditioners could cause health problems for their pets,” said Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of Goettl. “We treat service calls to hot homes with family pets with the same priority as senior citizens and children. Everyone deserves to stay cool and safe.”

The MASH program was created to house and care for animals that have been abused or neglected by their caretakers and rescued by the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit. Goettl installed the cooler to assist in the no-kill shelter’s mission to provide a safe environment for animals rescued from neglectful and abusive homes. The evaporative cooler was installed in the former First Avenue Jail, which was converted into a no-kill animal shelter by Sheriff Arpaio. The building itself is air-conditioned to comfortably and safely house animals. With the addition of the evaporative cooler, the dogs will have the chance to exercise even in the hot summer months.

“I truly admire the work that MASH does to protect and house helpless animals that have nowhere else to go,” Burke said. “The heat in Arizona is hazardous to both humans and animals. Goettl is committed to ensuring that all members of our community are cool and safe this summer.”

For more information and to find out how you can help the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safe Haven (MASH), visit www.mcso.org/mash.

About Goettl Good Guys
The best built and longest lasting unit will do no better than the cheapest if it is installed improperly. Goettl Good Guys is committed to doing the job correctly the first time. The company guarantees that jobs will be handled in a fast and efficient manner – with satisfaction always being the main goal. Goettl Good Guys specializes in the most reliable, high-quality, energy-efficient air conditioning and heating equipment available. For more information, visit http://www.goettl.com.

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What Are the Benefits of a High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

One of the major expenses of running a company in Phoenix is the electrical power used to run the air conditioning system that makes the workplace comfortable during the lengthy hot season in central Arizona. No indoor location where people congregate can endure for long without an AC to counteract the heat that often remains above 100°F for weeks at a time. For a productive business, it is especially critical to have a cooled-down environment for the productivity of workers and the contentment of customers/clients/tenants.

However, you don’t have to accept astronomically high bills to run your commercial HVAC in Phoenix, AZ. You have the option to install a high-efficiency air conditioning system for your company. Although these ACs cost more to install than standard efficiency systems, the potential savings they can offer to a business that requires almost constant cooling are tremendous.

They can assist you with discovering what a high-efficiency AC can do for you and the long-term savings it can bring to your business.

Call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and speak to our commercial HVAC specialists and schedule an appointment for your business today.

The principle benefit of a high-efficiency air conditioning system is a major reduction in power use that results in savings. Effectively installed, one of these systems can save a Phoenix business up to 60% in energy costs during a year. That’s a significant chunk removed from the yearly budget, which you can redirect into other parts of the business. And these systems won’t cause a drop in cooling power for your employees and/or customers; high-efficiency air conditioners use less power to run, but they produce the same level of cooling as less efficient systems.

Most high-efficiency ACs operate using special “scroll compressors,” which not only allow their reduced energy use, but also mean a longer life for the system because of reduced stress. Scroll compressors also run at quieter levels than standard compressors.

A high-efficiency system also reduces the environmental impact of your company. It’s a way to make your business more “green” without sacrificing comfort, and it also helps keep your company up to code.

When you consult with Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning for your commercial HVAC in Phoenix, AZ, you’ll have a team of some of the best technicians available working with you. They will help you sort through the options for ACs to keep your company comfortable through the long hot spells while keeping your business budget under control. Trust to the contractor that has helped the Valley of the Sun survive the sun for 75 years! Contact us today.

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Is It Too Late in the Season for New Air Conditioning Installation?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

There are many warning signs that could indicate you should replace your older air conditioner with a new system. Air conditioners lose some efficiency over time and may not run as well as they once did. But the cooling season began a while ago, and you may believe it is too late to schedule air conditioning installation. Your AC can survive another year, right? But if your air conditioner is at risk to break down sometime soon, now may be the best time for air conditioning installation in Phoenix.

How to Tell if Your AC is at Risk

You wouldn’t want your air conditioner to break down suddenly in the hot Phoenix summer, but you also wouldn’t want to spend money replacing a system that works just fine. There are many ways to tell your air conditioner may be ready to retire. Check the manufacturer’s guide for the estimated lifespan of your system, but, in general, systems that are ten years old are often at a high risk for sudden breakdowns.

Another indicator is frequent repair calls. If your air conditioner has needed several somewhat costly repairs recently, it may be more economical to replace the entire system rather than repairing each part individually. A repair technician can help you decide if this is the case.

Choosing a New System

Your next step is to choose the system that’s right for you. Air conditioners have different efficiency levels, indicated by the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) but they also come in different sizes. It’s vital to allow an AC technician to help you find the proper size and model for your home, as an oversized or undersized system can cause problems later on. The technician will take into account the measurement of the home and the space to be cooled, but there are other factors involved as well. These include the number of people in your home, the location of windows, and the type of insulation.

It’s not too late to schedule air conditioning installation in Phoenix. To talk to an expert about replacing your older system, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today!

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3 Benefits of Ductless Cooling Systems

Monday, July 14th, 2014

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system with a lot of long-term benefits, a ductless cooling system may be right for you. Ductless cooling systems are a great option for homes that do not have any ductwork installed. Sometimes, ductwork installation can be difficult or impossible, and many homeowners choose window air conditioners to meet their cooling needs. However, these systems are noisy and inefficient, and ductless cooling systems have many benefits.

How Does It Work?

Ductless cooling uses a split system, as does central AC, but the indoor air handlers contain all of the components of an indoor evaporator unit to eliminate the need for ducts. During installation, a technician drills a small hole in the wall to connect the two units via a conduit that contains the refrigerant and drain lines. Each outside unit can usually accommodate up to four indoor units.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Limited Space: If you have a new room addition or an older home, you may not have the space to add ductwork to the home. The outdoor component of a ductless system is fairly compact, and the indoor handlers, while visible in the home, may be a much less intrusive option than installing bulky ductwork.
  • Zoned Cooling: Many homeowners can benefit from a zoned cooling system. Often, the members of your household have different temperature preferences. With a ductless system, each room or zone has its own thermostat, which means one family member can choose to raise the temperature of a room while the other family members enjoy cooler air elsewhere.
  • Low Energy Bills: Ductless cooling systems are often very energy efficient, and many have a significantly higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) than some ducted systems. The lack of ductwork can also save you money, as a lot of energy is lost in the ducts of a central AC system. Zoned cooling may also save you money by giving you the option of shutting off the air conditioner in unoccupied areas of the home.

Call Goettl Phoenix for ductless cooling installation in Scottsdale.

Our experienced technicians can help you decide whether ductless cooling is right for your home and can also provide professional installation. Call us today!

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Benefits of Packaged Air Conditioners

Monday, July 7th, 2014

If you live in Chandler, you can’t be without air conditioning for very long. With temperatures well over 100 degrees, you need a reliable air conditioner that won’t fail suddenly without notice. If you have been looking into air conditioning options and are unsure of what will work for your home or business, a packaged air conditioner may be a great option for you.

Packaged air conditioners are used for both residential and commercial purposes. You’ll often find packaged systems in hotels and other business properties, or in homes that don’t offer space options for split systems. If you need a new solution for your home or business, packaged air conditioning may offer many benefits.

Space

Many homes and commercial properties are set up for a split central AC system with both an indoor and outdoor unit. The two units help to pull heat from the inside and release it outdoors. However, some homes are not set up properly for both an indoor and outdoor unit, while some homes and businesses cannot reasonably accommodate a bulky outdoor unit. Packaged air conditioners do not utilize separate indoor and outdoor units; rather, all of the components of an AC system are combined into one self-contained unit that can be installed either adjacent to the house or on the roof, if space is an issue for your home or commercial property.

Accessibility

With split systems, diagnosing repair issues can be a tricky job for a technician because the specialist will have to examine every part of your system, both inside and out. This can mean a somewhat lengthier visit and a longer period of time without AC, and in Chandler this may be something you simply cannot afford. Packaged systems can benefit you and your AC technician because the indoor evaporator and outdoor condenser unit of your system are combined into one, making maintenance and service an easier job.

At Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, we’ll help you choose the packaged unit that’s right for you and provide professional A/C installation services.

If you need packaged air conditioners in the Chandler area, call our friendly technicians to help right away!

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Leading the Way with Independence Days!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The term “Fourth of July” is the popular name for the U.S. federal holiday officially known as Independence Day. It isn’t surprising that we would come up with a different name from the official one, since “Independence Day” is one of the most common holiday names across the globe. Most of the nations in existence today won their independence from another power, whether through wars, treaties, or long transitions.

What might surprise many people is how old U.S. Independence Day actually is compared to the similar holidays of other nations. Although the U.S. is still considered a young nation, it was one of the first to make a full break for its colonial master with a new constitution. Most countries that celebrate a national Independence Day are commemorating events that occurred in the second half of the 20th century, when many older empires at last relinquished control over their colonies.

How substantial is the difference in time for the U.S.A. and the rest of the world? U.S. Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776, making our country unusual in that almost no existing nations celebrate an independence event from the eighteenth century.

In terms of age, there is only a tiny handful current countries that celebrate an independence day that occurred earlier than the United States. Switzerland celebrates its independence from the Holy Roman Empire of the Germans in 1291 with “Swiss National Day,” held every August 1—although this only gained status as a national holiday in 1994. Sweden Celebrates “National Day of Sweden” to commemorate events in 1523 and the election of King Gustav I during the War of Liberation against Christian II of Denmark and Norway. Romania comes almost a hundred years after U.S. Independence, with its 1877 freedom from Turkish rule.

The most recent Independence Days to come into existence are for Montenegro, which gained independence from Serbia in 2006 and celebrates the day on May 21, and South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011 and celebrates the day only a day after the U.S., on July 5.

Does anyone else celebrate a literal “Fourth of July,” an Independence Day that also falls on the fourth day of the seventh month? Yes: Abkhazia, a small Central Asian country that declared its independence from the Republic of Georgia in 1999 (although not all countries recognize it). Coming a day (like South Sudan) on July 5 is the independence of the small Atlantic island nation of Cape Verde, which became free from Portugal through signed agreement in 1975.

Everyone at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning hopes you and your family enjoy a vibrant Independence Day/Fourth of July this year!

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