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Furnace Problems to Correct This Spring

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Valley of the Sun is certainly not a place with a reputation for cool, occasionally chilly summers. If you use a furnace to heat your home, it will likely take a long vacation for the next few months while your AC takes over the role of comfort-giver.

However, this is an excellent time to have furnace repairs done. You won’t need to have the furnace running, so repairs will create no disruption. The repair technicians will have more open calendars to schedule your repairs, since they will have far fewer summer air conditioner breakdown emergencies.

For your heating in Apache Junction, AZ, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning and schedule early those furnace repairs so you’re ready for the first cold day later in the year.

Furnace issues to repair

  • Uneven heating: At the end of the winter, during days when the furnace was still running, did you notice that some rooms felt cooler than they should? Uneven heating points to a number of possible malfunctions in a furnace, such as faulty air handlers or the system short-cycling. In an electric furnace, it could be failed heating elements. Repair technicians will find the root cause and repair it.
  • Unusual odors from the vents: Whether the smell your nostrils detected from the vents was musty or acrid, anything out of the ordinary needs investigation. A motor might be on the edge of burning out. The vents might be broken, allowing in stale air. Too much dirt could have gathered along the burner in a gas furnace.
  • Weak and intermittent burner ignition: Whether your gas furnace employs a standing pilot light or an electronic ignition, it should light up all the jets along the burner. But if the burner turns on and off, or not all of the jets come off, you may have trouble with gas flow, valves, dirt, or corrosion. Repair technicians will need to remove the burner to inspect it and find out what is causing the problem.

Schedule maintenance sooner rather than later

Something else to consider for spring: has your furnace had maintenance during the last year? Usually, technicians inspect furnaces during the fall, but if you didn’t schedule it for the previous fall, you should have it done now rather than waiting for the upcoming fall. Maintenance will help you discover repairs that you may not have realized were necessary.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning has the Good Guys Club to help you maintain your furnace or other heating in Apache Junction, AZ. Enjoy preferred pricing and extended warranties on all parts and labor.

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3 Ways Insulation Improves Your Apache Junction Home

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Insulation is an ideal way to keep your home warm and to retain energy from your heating system. This is a special consideration in Apache Junction, where the desert nights can get surprisingly chilly. Insulation can improve your home in a number of additional ways, not all of which are obvious at first glance.

Call Goettl Good Guys for all of your insulation needs!

Here are 3 of the most important reasons you need insulation.

  • It keeps things cool as well as warm. We think of insulation as most useful in the winter, which doesn’t have much bearing here in the desert except at night. But insulation doesn’t just help your home retain heat. It helps it stay cool in the hot summer days when you’re running your air conditioner. Good insulation reduces the strain on your AC unit, lowering your monthly bills and extending the life of your air conditioner in the bargain.
  • It acts as soundproofing. This doesn’t apply to every home, but if you live in an attached unit such as a duplex of a townhome, if you have a lot of large echo-y spaces in your home, and/or if you have small noisy children (of all ages), then soundproofing becomes a significant factor in your overall comfort. Insulation muffles sound through the walls quite well, reducing ambient noise and making your living space quieter than it might be otherwise.
  • Fire protection. Insulated walls tend to resist the spread of fire, making your home safer in the bargain. Furthermore, insulation properly wrapped around hot pipes protects surrounding material from burning.

All of these factors come on top of saving you money on your monthly bills, as well as improving the overall resale value of your home. A reliable contractor can explain the different options available to you and discuss ancillary concerns such as proper sealing and moisture issues. The Goettl Good Guys have experience in insulation installation, and can travel to homes in Apache Junction and throughout the greater Phoenix area. If you need insulation in your Apache Junction home or are experiencing problems with your current insulation, pick up the phone and call us today for an appointment.

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