AC Unit Lifespan

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical lifespan of an air conditioning unit is approximately 15 to 20 years. Of course, a number of factors are involved, including usage, preventative maintenance, and quality repairs. The top 4 maintenance items: Changing filter regularly (every 1-3 months) Getting regular tune-ups/maintenance Removing debris (i.e., leaves, dirt) […]

LENNOX Summer Specials

Summer is here. No kidding. In the unfortunate event that your AC unit decides to quit on you, Goettl’s has the solution. 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 […]

Should You Get a Smart Thermostat?

If you’ve recently heard a lot about smart thermostats, such as Nest or Ecobee, you’re not alone. These devices are becoming more and more commonplace in residential dwellings. Industry experts predict that worldwide shipments of smart thermostats are expected to grow from 926,000 annually in 2014 to 9.2 million by 2023. These devices give you […]

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 […]

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