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What Does El Niño Mean for Your HVAC System in Phoenix?

El Niño (technically termed “The El Niño Southern Oscillation” or ENSO) is a condition that occurs off the Western Coast of South America when the sea surface temperature is warmer than normal. In turn, this triggers unusual changes in climate that can affect parts of the Western Pacific United States. The variations can lead to higher precipitation in some regions, and drier climates in others. For 2014, the current predictions for El Niño through to January is that it will be weaker than usual, and the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has cautioned that there is “reduced confidence that El Niño will fully materialize in at least five overlapping consecutive 3-month values.”

What does this mean for us in the Valley? Generally, during El Niño we would experience a wetter and cooler winter season. Historical tracking of precipitation during El Niño across central Arizona over a hundred-year period shows an average increase in rain fall of 143% compared to non-El Niño years. Although the current predictions for the season lean toward a weaker El Niño—or possibly none at all—we may still experience a large increase in rain fall in the Valley, rising from 2.71 inches for the winter to 4.81 inches, with generally cooler conditions than usual. We at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning want to make sure you are prepared for any event and can keep your house warm through the season.

It’s important that you have maintenance done for your heating system before the winter weather arrives, especially considering the unpredictable conditions and the chance of long rainy stretches due to El Niño. Heating systems in Phoenix, AZ need complete inspections and tune-ups this season more than ever. If you use a heat pump for warmth—as many Phoenix homes do—it is crucial to make sure that the outdoor unit of the system is weatherproofed in case of extended periods of rain that might damage it.

Another reason to call for HVAC technicians to inspect your heating is to see that the ventilation system doesn’t have any obstructions and its filters are clear. An increase in moisture brings with it a danger of mold infestations in your ductwork, which you want to stop as soon as possible or else it will affect your indoor air quality.

To help prepare heating systems in Phoenix, AZ to keep homes warm, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning offers quality maintenance and inspections services.

Our heating tune-up will make sure that your home’s HVAC system is ready to weather whatever El Niño can send our way. Call us today!


What Our Customers Say About Us

Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
Kevin KeithKevin Keith
15:03 02 Feb 24
Tyler did a great job. Fair, honest and while informing me of offers didn’t try and up-sell me. Definitely will use again
Jakki SincereJakki Sincere
08:28 02 Feb 24
Great customer interaction. Products are too expensive and unrealistic for the average customers 😫
Dave HazzardDave Hazzard
03:48 02 Feb 24
Adrianne FryeAdrianne Frye
01:36 02 Feb 24
Jonathan arrived promptly and was very professional. His diagnosis of the problems was efficient and he spent time to explain the repair process in detail. We were impressed with the quality of service provided.
Rudy MolinaRudy Molina
16:54 31 Jan 24
Nathan was friendly, professional, and vey informative. Definitely recommend.