Phasing-Out R22

If your air conditioner is more than ten years old, your unit may soon be obsolete. The coolant used in your AC unit, R22 – more commonly known as freon – will be completely phased out in 2020 according to government regulations. The decision behind the freon-phaseout is that freon is considered harmful to the […]

Staying Cool in the AZ Heat

According to APS (Arizona Public Service), not only does energy demand go up substantially during the summer, the weather (HEAT) is responsible for about 70% of your summer electricity bill. But, you’ve probably already noticed that your electricity bill is high, and as summer temps continue to increase, so will your bill. Unless you’re planning […]

Noisy Window AC Units

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Window AC Unit Is NoisyNot all homes have central air conditioning. Some have window air conditioning units that are designed to cool one room, usually the bedroom, or a few rooms. A major complaint about these units is how much noise they make. If your window AC unit starts making […]

A Short History of AC

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on the history of AC (air conditioning). We want to help you get all your fun facts together and become the AC history buff you’ve always wanted to be! Most people associate American inventor Willis Carrier with the first large-scale electrical air […]

If Momma Ain’t Happy…

As we reflect on this occasion to celebrate moms everywhere, we want to remind you of the popular phrase, If Momma Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy. It’s also the absolute perfect time to make sure you’ve scheduled your pre-summer AC unit checkup. For the special lady in your life, or if you are that special […]

The Buzz About Mini-Splits

What is a mini-split? A mini-split system, often referred to as a ductless split, consists of an outdoor condensing unit that houses the compressor, and an indoor unit, or multiple indoor units called air handlers.  The air handlers in a standard application are often mounted to interior walls and are approximately 12” tall by less […]

LENNOX Spring Specials

Spring is just around the corner (officially), and Goettl’s wants YOU to be prepared. Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical is proud to be a leading provider of innovative, home heating and cooling systems from Lennox®. Our high‐efficiency, Lennox® residential air conditioners, furnaces and HVAC systems help maximize comfort while reducing utility costs. Plus, our Lennox® air […]

My Home Stinks All the Time!

The occasional lingering fish dinner smell isn’t necessarily a problem, but when the air fresheners and scented candles just don’t get rid of persistent odors, it’s time to do some investigating. Mold, bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, or cat saliva could potentially be causing your home’s odor problem. And these are more serious because they […]

HEPA Vacuum Filters

Are HEPA vacuum filters really better than normal filters? At Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical, we get this question a lot, so we decided to let Consumer Reports weigh in. This question was asked by Dillon Yanick of Seattle, WA. “I’ve noticed that HEPA filters are advertised as being better than normal filters for new vacuum […]

Poor Indoor Air Quality

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, studies have shown that indoor air pollutants can be 100 times higher than outdoor air pollutants. Even though regular (or frequent) dusting and vacuuming helps reduce your home’s dust and dust mites, not all airborne particles can be adequately eliminated. Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a health/safety concern […]

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