Goettl Air Conditioning Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Year?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Here in Phoenix, AZ, the heat of summer does not really pass with the summer season. We run our air conditioning systems throughout the fall, and well into the time of the year when many people in other locations are already switching on their home heating systems. Because of this, we really cannot afford to take chances with our home cooling systems. If you are concerned about the condition of your air conditioner, let us know. We are happy to help you decide if the time has come for an air conditioning replacement. While you may want to wait until the new year, replacing your system now can save you a lot of trouble should it not make it through the end of the current cooling season.

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Is an AC Replacement on the Horizon?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Few people are likely to argue that purchasing a new central air conditioning system is the most exciting way in which to spend their money. However, replace our air conditioners we must, as they, like all other mechanical systems, will eventually fail. The question is not if you will have to replace your system, but when.

One fact to keep in mind is that you really don’t want to wait for your AC to suffer a catastrophic breakdown before scheduling your air conditioning replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Our summer weather is just far too hot to risk going without your home cooling system for any amount of time. That is why you should learn to spot the warning signs that the need for AC replacement is nigh. Remember to call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning if and when you realize that your AC needs to be replaced. 

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Upgrades to Consider with Air Conditioning Replacement

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Purchasing a new air conditioner doesn’t have to be stressful. While shopping around for a new system may seem like a difficult job, the money you save by upgrading your AC can be worth it. Here are some of the upgrades you may consider asking your technician about during air conditioning replacement, all of which are available in Phoenix from the technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.

Energy Efficiency

Your older air conditioner may have lost some efficiency over the years, so a new air conditioner can help you save money right away. In fact, your old system may not have had an efficiency rating as high as those available on the market today. Because standards for efficiency have changed in the U.S. in recent years, you may be able to find a new air conditioner that saves you hundreds every year. Look for a system with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and the ENERGY STAR seal.

Thermostat

If you currently use a manual thermostat to control the temperature in your home, you may not get the comfort or efficiency you need. These models are rarely accurate, and you may end up setting the temperature one or two degrees too high or low, so that you and your family members are never comfortable. And if it’s set too low, you may spend more on cooling costs than is necessary. While you may keep your old thermostat during AC replacement, purchasing a digital model means greater accuracy, and a programmable thermostat gives you the ability to set the temperature ahead of time for comfort and efficiency.

Zone Control

Another upgrade you may consider during air conditioning replacement is zone control. Upgrading to a zone control system involves the installation of dampers throughout the ductwork, each of which is controlled with its own thermostat. This is especially helpful in larger homes with uneven temperatures, or in homes where family members often have different temperature needs. Or you may choose to use zone control to save money by shutting off the air in areas of the home that go unused throughout the day.

For upgrades and more information about air conditioning replacement in Phoenix, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today!

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Is a Swamp Cooler a Good Choice for Air Conditioning Replacement in Chandler?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

You have more options for air conditioning replacement in Chandler, AZ than you probably realize. You can have a heat pump installed, or a ductless mini split, or even an evaporative cooler, i.e. a swamp cooler.

“Wait a minute, what is a swamp cooler?” you might ask. That’s a good question, and it may turn out that the energy-efficient power of a swamp cooler is the perfect AC solution for your home. These systems aren’t right for everyone, but if a swamp cooler fits your needs, the advantages are tremendous.

To find out if your house and a swamp cooler are a good match, talk to the professionals at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today. Since 1939, we’ve used innovation to keep people in the Valley of the Sun cooled down in the summer heat.

What evaporative (swamp) coolers do

If you hang a wet towel across a window and feel the cool breeze blow through it, you are experiencing the power of evaporative cooling. As hot dry air passes over or through water, it loses heat and cools off. Swamp coolers are based on this simple principle. (And, despite the mysterious name, they don’t work in wet climate but are more suited for arid desert climates.)

A swamp cooler contains a blower that draws in outside air and passes it through a set of damp pads, allowing evaporation to occur that absorbs the heat from the air. A pump keeps the pads wet, so you don’t need to keep supplying them with water. The cooled air then enters your home.

Is this an effective replacement for an air conditioner? Sometimes. Evaporative coolers are more energy efficient than ACs because they do not need to power a compressor, and they cost less to install. Swamp coolers also act as humidifiers, since they place water into the air (where ACs remove it), and this can be either a positive or a negative depending on your house and where it’s located. If you are concerned about the environment, a swamp cooler is a good option because it does not release any ozone depleting gases.

However, swamp coolers must have climates that are hot and dry or they simply cannot draw out heat from the air. On wet days, a swamp cooler can turn the inside of a house into a damp, even sticky and unpleasant place; this also leads to damage to building material. Swamp coolers also require extensive maintenance, with the pads changed regularly or else they will develop mildew and contaminate indoor air quality and create unpleasant smells.

The dry, hot climate makes swamp coolers an attractive possibility for air conditioning replacement in Chandler, AZ. But you need to think about this choice carefully, and consult with professionals in heating and cooling.

Call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and ask about your best choices for cooling off this summer and the summers to come.

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