Goettl Air Conditioning Las Vegas Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC’

Why Is My AC So Noisy?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Why Is My AC So Noisy?Do you really need us to tell you that your AC in Las Vegas, NV really needs to work at peak performance levels? Probably not, considering how brutally hot it can be here in this part of the country. Unfortunately, there are a lot of homeowners out there that ignore signs of potentially serious trouble with their air conditioning systems. Why? Because they believe that the fact that their air conditioners are running means that they must be running properly.

This could not be further from the truth in reality, though. If your air conditioner is exhibiting any signs that it is in trouble, including strange, new, or louder than usual sounds, then you should contact a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible. The longer that you let any problem with your air conditioner go without resolution, the worse off your system is likely to be in the long run. We’ll get to the bottom of the situation.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Our Las Vegas HVAC professionals love nothing more than satisfying our customers. While providing you with exceptional customer and technical services for all of your HVAC service needs is obviously the main way in which we do this, we are also happy to help you heat and cool your home more efficiently. Today, we’ll focus our post on providing you with some tips for doing just that. Keep them in mind, and you may be better able to keep your energy costs under control.

While we cannot give you some secret that is going to magically make your heater or AC more efficient than what its performance is rated for, we can give you some pointers for simple ways in which to reduce the amount of energy that it uses in keeping your home comfortable. You don’t have to replace your entire system to scale back on energy costs in your home. That is definitely an option to consider, but before you go that far, give these tips a shot instead.

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What Causes an AC to Short Cycle?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

AC-technician-workingThere are certain problems that you could ignore with your air conditioning system — though we want to make clear that no problem, no matter how minor you may think it is, should ever be ignored! If your air conditioner is making a strange sound but still running fine, for instance, you may be tempted to just let it continue working in that state (though we warn you that repairs will likely be only a short way down the road).

Other issues are impossible for even the most stubborn of us to ignore, though. For instance, if your air conditioner is short cycling, you are probably going to be contacting a professional technician right away. Hopefully, you won’t run into this issue, as it can be quite disruptive, but the good news is that there may not be a very serious problem at the root of the situation. The fact that there could be, however, does necessitate prompt and professional air conditioning repairs in Henderson, NV.

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Air Conditioning Repairs: 3 Warning Signs

Monday, September 4th, 2017

service-timeWhen you need air conditioning repairs in Henderson, NV, you have to act fast. Even if the system is not on the verge of breaking down, any problems with your AC are going to have negative ramifications. And, even if the system doesn’t seem on the verge of a breakdown, a breakdown is a very real possibility if you let the problem progress to that point. But if you don’t want to wait for your AC to break down before repairing it, then you need to learn how to spot the signs that your system is in trouble early on.

That is what we are going to focus on in today’s blog post. We have a few examples of some of the more common and telling signs that your air conditioner is struggling. We strongly suggest that you contact us the moment that you begin to notice any such issues developing with your home cooling system. When you live in a climate like ours, taking the initiative to keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible is hugely beneficial.

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Why Are There Hot Spots in My House?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

woman-with-fanHere in Las Vegas, it should really go without saying that we need to have great air conditioners installed in our homes. The weather around here is way too hot for way too much of the year to take any chances with the overall quality of our home cooling systems. That is exactly why it is so frustrating and so alarming to discover that there are problems of any kind with our air conditioners in Las Vegas, NV.

One issue that you may notice when cooling your home is that hot spots are popping up throughout your living space. Do not convince yourself that this is a normal situation. The whole point of using a whole-house air conditioner is to cool your whole house effectively and evenly, after all. Schedule your AC repairs with us so that you can get back to living in the level of comfort that you deserve. We can diagnose the problem successfully, which is important considering it may not be directly AC related!

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Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

man-with-fanThe quick answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is: hopefully not. Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never run into a refrigerant leak with your home cooling system. Because this can be one of the most serious, most potentially damaging problems that you could encounter with your air conditioning system, it is important that you have it resolved promptly. We have some tips to help you recognize the signs of a refrigerant leak.

It is important to remember that your air conditioner does not actually consume refrigerant in the way that a car consumes gasoline. Refrigerant is instead cycled through the system over and over again, and its evaporation in the evaporator coil — and condensing in the condenser coil — is what allows for the cooling process in the first place. If your system is low on refrigerant, you have a leak in your air conditioner in Summerlin, NV.

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Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

AC-technician-at-workWhen the heat of summer is at its worst around here, and that is really saying something, you want your AC to be firing on all cylinders. In fact, you want your AC cooling your home so effectively that you may think that seeing ice develop on it is a good thing. After all, if the system is able to generate ice even when it is this hot out, it must really be cranking, right? Well, that may be true of an ice maker or a freezer, but your air conditioner in Paradise, NV is neither of these.

The fact of the matter is that, deceivingly, ice on your air conditioning system is a bad thing. Heat pumps are actually expected to ice up from time to time, and they have a defrost cycle to overcome the issue. A traditional split central AC should never develop ice, though. If you notice that your air conditioner is freezing up, there are a few things that you can check on your own. However, it could also be a sign of serious trouble, so contact us if you don’t see an obvious solution.

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Is Your AC Running Properly?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

A common mistake that homeowners make is assuming that their air conditioning systems are fine just because those systems are up and running. As Gerard Ramahlo and Goettl’s own Stephen Gamst share with us in this informative video, though, that simply is not the case.

Gamst spoke with KSNV NBC on the busiest day of the year so far for air conditioning contractors. With the heat in Las Vegas topping 110˚ regularly, Stephen had to admit that, while he hates to say it, “we weren’t able to get to all the people that called today”.

Keeping your AC in great working condition and acting quickly when you notice issues such as a noisy operation will help to keep your system functioning properly. Check out the video for a few tips on what you can do, including cleaning your air filter and scheduling routine maintenance service.

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.

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AC FAQ: Why Change the Air Filter?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

air-filterPop quiz time — what is the single best thing that you can do to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition? If you answered “schedule routine air conditioning maintenance,” then you are correct. Mostly, anyway. Yes, scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in North Las Vegas, NV is absolutely vital in the quest for a truly great home cooling experience. That being said, you’d be overlooking a very important step if you thought that this was all that is required of you.

While the bulk of your air conditioning maintenance procedures must be completed by trained professionals, there is one specific task that you yourself should be completing regularly. That is changing your air filter as needed. Typically,this means doing so every 1-3 months — though many factors will influence the situation and regularity in your home. If you have any doubts about just how important changing your air filter really is, we hope that you’ll keep the following information in mind. 

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3 Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, June 12th, 2017

wall-clockHave you scheduled air conditioning maintenance for the year yet? Hopefully so, as triple digit temperatures have already hit our region this year! If not, though, do not convince yourself that it is too late to do so, or that your air conditioning maintenance in Henderson, NV can wait until next season. If you want to get the most out of your home cooling system, then the time to take action and schedule AC maintenance is now!

Since we are such dependable air conditioning professionals with such a stellar track record, we could easily say to just take our word for it. Because we are such consummate pros, though, we would rather take this as an opportunity to educate you about why, precisely, routine air conditioning maintenance is so necessary. Keep the following in mind, and be sure to dial our number when the time for an air conditioning tune-up is nigh.

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