Any person who lives in Las Vegas understands that an air conditioning system is more of a life support than a luxury system. The coming days have been forecast to be 113-degree days and it is a period that cooling systems are surely put through the acid test. Ken Goodrich, the owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, has suggested some energy saving tips for people to keep their families comfortable and safe during the coming hot days.
Ken Goodrich advises Las Vegans to take a closer look at their filters early to ensure sufficient airflow in their homes. He advises that a clogged filter will reduce the amount of air flowing into the system, and this will reduce the amount of cooled air output. Reduced airflow also causes the system to strain thereby increasing chances for AC failure. Mr. Goodrich advises people to keep their draperies closed to keep direct sunlight out of the house. Heat-producing gadgets and appliances ought to be used minimally during the day when the heat is at its peak. You can try using the microwave more, or grill outside.
Installation of a programmable thermostat would be great as it allows you to raise temperature by a few degrees while away. You should keep it within 5 degrees of the normal setting as a higher setting could be counterproductive. Circulating the inside air by using ceiling fans will help keep you cooler inside the house. Undertaking regular AC maintenance will also help your air conditioning system operate at its peak, and prolong its life. The servicing should be done twice in a year as per the Energy Star program recommendations. First service should be in spring in preparation of the cooling season. The second maintenance ought to be during fall in preparation of the fall season.
About Goettl Air Conditioning
Adam and Gust Goettl created Goettl Air Conditioning in 1939, and it moved to Las Vegas in 1968. The company had to leave Southern Nevada back in 2007 due to recession. The Arizona-based company was bought by Ken Goodrich in 2013. In April this year, Goettl Air Conditioning opened a new branch office in Las Vegas, Mr. Goodrich’s hometown. This was the town where he developed his love for Goettl.
When Goodrich was 10 years old, he helped his father by holding his torch on an evening service call to repair ACs. As his father worked, he imparted words of wisdom and knowledge on Goodrich about life. He learnt that he had to respond immediately when asked to help others and always do what was right.