Goettl Air: Giving Back To The Community
Recently, I came across an online article on The Las Vegas Informer.com. It was a heart-warming story about how some home improvement specialists united to help a senior citizen in need. When 94- year-old Jean Jackson’s air conditioning went out during the scorching summer heat of Las Vegas, she knew that her life was in danger, says the article.
I read that Jackson’s little window units were too old to be fixed. She has lived in the same trailer for over 30 years. If she were to get new air conditioners, her trailer would have to be rewired. That is almost impossible to pay for since she lives on a meager Social Security income, says the article.
The article talks about how dangerous the summer heat can be in Los Vegas. It can be especially difficult for the elderly. I read the quote from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that talked about younger people having the ability to brave the heat better than older ones. Seniors often have medical conditions that exacerbate the situation, says the article.
This is not the first time that Jackson has experienced problems with the heat. According to the article, she has been hospitalized for heatstroke when her air conditioning went out in the past. Jackson wanted to live in her own home and did not want to go into a nursing home.
Fortunately, Goettl Air Conditioning and Sunny Plumber stepped in to help. Owner Ken Goodrich got Jackson’s contact information through the Clark County Social Service Department, says the article. In his quote, Goodrich says that it is the responsibility of all businesses to give back to those in need in the community. That is why his company decided to help Jackson.
They fixed her water line and put in a modern central air unit that would provide comfortable temperatures all year. I was surprised to see that if she had to pay for these services, she would have had to pay nearly $14,000. That is probably as much as what she made a year with her fixed income. Jackson says that Goettl Air Conditioning, Daikin-Goodman Global, and Sunny Plumber were a “Godsend”.
Gust and Adam Goettl started Goettl Air Conditioning in 1939. The company has been serving the Las Vegas area since 1968. They offer customers repair to residential heating and air conditioning. They also sell new units and maintain them. Their friendly and knowledgeable technicians are thoroughly screened and have continuous training in the HVAC industry.