94-year old octogenarian Jean Jackson could not afford to install a new air conditioning unit on her one bedroom flat, to shield her against Nevada’s brutally hot weather. Once her old unit got spoilt, she had no one to turn to for assistance. Her ancient AC was too old that it could not be repaired anymore. Her house, which she had lived in for 33 years, also needed rewiring so that a new system could be mounted. Jackson could hardly pay for such a project because she survives on social security.
When Nevada based AC company, Goettl Air Conditioning became aware of Jackson’s plight, it conducted the Clark County Social Services Department. It also reached out to its sister firm, The Sunny Plumber. A new AC system was consequently mounted on Jackson’s house. Goettl recognizes that senior citizens often find it difficult to live in Nevada due to the hot weather. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that old people find it difficult to adjust to changing temperatures. Therefore, they are prone to chronic medical conditions.
In Jackson’s case, she has had to be hospitalized severally, more so during hot weather. Doctors often diagnosed her with heatstroke since she didn’t have a functioning AC unit in her house. At some point, medics suggested that she be moved to a nursing home since she could no longer deal with the risks associated with heat stroke. At times Jackson found it difficult to seek medical attention because of excessively high temperatures. This situation faces hundreds of senior citizens in Nevada, particularly those who cannot afford to install air conditioners in their houses. Installing a complete unit can cost up to 14,000 dollars. This puts it out of reach for many old people, majority of whom survive on social security.
A Synopsis of Goettl Air Conditioning
The firm deals in AC installation and maintenance. It was founded by Adam and Gust Goettl in 1939. Its initial entry into the Las Vegan market was in 1968. It however had to close operations in 2007 after being severely affected by the economic recession, only to return in 2015 after Ken Goodrich acquired it.
Despite Goettl’s late entrance into the market, it has become a recognizable brand in Nevada. The company banks on the experience and expertise of its technicians, who undergo training regularly to sharpen their skills. Besides Nevada, Goettl also has a strong presence in Arizona. Strategic leadership by Mr. Goodrich has significantly contributed to the success that the firm has had.