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Common Electrical Problems with an Air Conditioner

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Your air conditioner is a complex electro-mechanical device, so it’s not uncommon for electrical issues to develop with your system. What is important with any air conditioning repair in Gilbert is that you hire trained professionals to fix any problems. Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning has been helping people with their air conditioner repairs since 1939. We’ve seen and dealt with every problem imaginable, so if you are having issues with your AC, call us today.

Common Electrical Problems

Here are some of the more common electrical problems the technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning see:

Bad/Faulty Capacitors

There are 3 motors in your air conditioning system: 2 fan motors (condenser and indoor blower) and the compressor motor. Because your air conditioning system operates on an alternating current (AC), these motors need 2 capacitors – a start capacitor and a run capacitor – to help them to start up and maintain their electrical flow. When there are issues with either capacitor on any of the motors, you may see stuttering at start-up, problems with intermittent operation or a total breakdown of the motor.

Problems with Wiring

There are a lot of wires in your system. With regular wear and tear, these wires can fray, corrode or disconnect, which can cause problems with electrical flow and operation. Finding faulty wiring can be tricky, so it’s important to use a trained expert for repairs.

Issues with the Breaker

Your air conditioner draws enough power that it needs its own breaker in your home’s electrical box. Sometimes problems can develop with the breaker. Common problems are a faulty breaker, an undersized breaker or a loose breaker. Loose breakers can be tightened, but undersized or faulty breakers will need to be replaced.

Electrical issues with your AC are important to repair, but should only be done by someone who has the expertise and knowledge to do so.

If you are experiencing problems and need air conditioning repair in Gilbert, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians.

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What Zone Air Conditioning Installation Involves

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

A lot of things can affect the cooling in your home: the sun’s position during the day, the indoor architecture and even the placement of your thermostat. But there is a way you can control the amount of cooling you use in Gilbert while maintaining comfort: zone air conditioning.

Continuing to build on the 75 year legacy of the Goettl brand, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning continues to help our customers achieve the comfort they need, and we are here to help you, too.

What Is Zone Control?

Understanding how zone control works is the first step toward understanding the benefits it can offer. Zone control systems utilize a series of motorized dampers that are installed into the supply vents of your ductwork. These dampers are controlled by thermostats or a main control panel. Zones are designated by you. If more cooling is needed for a zone, the damper opens; if less is needed, it closes. Each zone maintains its own temperature, allowing you to cool as needed.

What Does Installation Involve?

There are three key components that are added to your system for zone control:

Installation involves the ductwork of your HVAC system, so the power to your AC needs to be turned off completely before work can begin. Once the power is off, the technician will access your ductwork and start the installation.

What Are the Benefits of a Zone Control System

There are several important benefits a zone control system can offer:

  • Increased energy efficiency – the level of control you attain with a zone control system allows you to cool only what you need to; as such, less energy is used, thus increasing your energy efficiency.
  • Customized comfort – there’s no need to fight over the thermostat anymore, as each zone can be set to its own temperature.
  • Less wear on your AC – needing less cooling means less operation for your AC. This can reduce the rate of wear on the system.

It usually takes less than a day to install a zone control system, but the benefits of one can last for years. If you think you may benefit from the installation of a zone air conditioning system in Gilbert, call and schedule an appointment with one of the experts from Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.

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Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Furnaces are “forced-air” systems: they distribute the heat created in the furnace’s cabinet through ductwork using an air handler. Your furnace’s burners, gas jets, heating elements, and heat exchangers can work perfectly—but without proper airflow, the heat they generate will not reach you. When you discover low airflow coming from your house’s vents, it points toward a possibly serious problem with the furnace.

There are a number of potential causes for a drop in furnace airflow. The list below will give you some diagnostic help discovering what may be causing the problem. However, you will often need experts in heating repair in Gilbert, AZ to learn the reason for the low airflow—and you’ll almost certainly need these professionals to fix the trouble. You can call the skilled technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning any time of the day or night for the help you need.

3 Possible Causes of Reduced Airflow From a Furnace

  1. Clogged air filter: The air filter installed in the furnace’s intake prevents debris from entering the cabinet. It needs to be changed once a month during the height of the heating season, or else the filter will become clogged with dust and dirt and begin to choke off the airflow into the furnace. (A clogged filter can cause other trouble as well, so make sure you have it changed on schedule.)
  2. Breaks in the ductwork: The sealed ductwork maintains the pressure of the air as it travels from the furnace to the vents. If breaks or gaps appear in the ducts, they will cause the air to escape and air pressure to drop. This will also allow an infiltration of dust into the ducts and a loss of heat. If you notice a musty odor along with the reduced airflow, then duct breaks are a probable cause. You will need professional duct repair and sealing.
  3. Broken air handler: The air handler of the furnace contains the blower and motors that send the air through the furnace for heat exchange and then into the ventilation system. Damaged or broken motors, bent fan blades, cracked fan belts, and electrical faults can all contribute to an air handler than can’t work at its regular level. The components will need repairs, or the whole air handler may require replacement.

Furnaces Need Professional Repairs

Changing the air filter is something you can take care of on your own, but for any other issues with airflow, you should call professionals to look into the problem and find the best way to remedy it. If changing the filter doesn’t restore your airflow, get on the phone and call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning for excellent heating repair in Gilbert, AZ.

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