Goettl Technician replacing duct filter

Heating Repair Needs Caused by a Clogged Air Filter

It’s a fact of life in Southern Arizona—one of the hottest places in the Continental U.S.—that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our home heating system. Air conditioners are on our minds, but not heaters. We consider ourselves lucky that we don’t have to worry about blizzards and cars that won’t start in the morning, but one downside of this is that our heaters often go without the regular care they need—such as routinely changing their filters.

A clogged furnace or heat pump filter can trigger serious trouble for a heater. If you remember to change the filter once a month during the summer to keep your air conditioner healthy, try to carry over the tradition into the colder months. You should at least change the filter before the first time you turn your heater on for the season.

Why do you need to do this? Here’s a short list of some repairs you may need because of a clogged air filter. If you require heating repair in Tucson, AZ—whether because of a clogged air filter or any other reason—contact Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning. We’re standing by 24/7 to assist you.

Replacing burnt out motors

The purpose of an air filter is to prevent dust contamination (and other debris) from reaching the inside of the cabinet of the furnace or heat pump. If dust gets on the motors, it can interfere with their moving parts, increasing wear to the point that they will eventually burn out and require replacement.

Cleaning the burner

Gas-powered furnaces use jets along their burners to produce the heat that warms up the air. If the burner gets choked with grime that gets through a clogged filter, it won’t be able to draw enough oxygen to light. This problem can also snuff out the pilot light. The result: no heating power at all. Professionals will need to remove the burner and clean it.

Repairing broken blower fan belts

This afflicts both furnaces and heat pumps. Debris that enters the cabinet can damage the belt from the motor that turns the blower fans. Not only will damage to this belt stop the fan from functioning properly, but a broken belt will strike against other components and cause further damage.

Make sure you avoid these problems with diligent changing of the air filter in your furnace or heat pump. Whenever a repair need crops up, make sure you attend to it as soon as possible so that it doesn’t get worse. It’s tempting in a climate like Southern Arizona’s to simply wait for the next warm day and forget about the problem. Don’t do that!

Get on the phone to Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning and let us take care of your heating repair problems right away.


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Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
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00:53 01 Mar 24
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23:37 29 Feb 24
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17:35 28 Feb 24
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Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
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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.
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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.