According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, old adults are at risk of suffering from chronic medical conditions as a result of heat. Unlike young people, older adults lose the ability to adjust to temperature changes with ease, making them prone to heatstroke among other chronic conditions.
For Jean Jackson, a 94-year-old Las Vegan, that was the sad reality staring at her before Goettl Air Conditioning came to her rescue. Her life and well-being were relying on two small window air conditioners that were barely functioning properly. Jackson knew she was in trouble when her air conditioners failed, and she had no other way of cooling her one bedroom trailer. Apparently, her air conditioners were so old and out of production, such that they were irreparable. A newer system needed rewiring which she couldn’t afford on her meager social security fund.
Miss Jackson’s only hope now lied on moving into a nursing home as advised by paramedics. Having suffered a heat stroke before, this seemed like the only solution, until Goettl Air Conditioning showed up.
According to the Las Vegas Informer, Ken Goodrich, Goettl Air Conditioning and sister company The Sunny Plumber’s owner reached out and got connected to miss Jackson through the Clark County Social Service Department. His belief that businesses need to look after the less fortunate in their community led him to seek out for Jean and help her restore her house.
The Sunny Plumber, a sister company to Goettl Air Conditioning, fixed Jean’s water line, while Goettl created a custom mini-split air conditioning unit for her home. The custom unit allows her to cool her house during summer and warm it in winter. Had she been paying for the work done, it would cost her about $14,000.
The Las Vegas Informer reported of Miss Jackson’s gratitude to Goettl Air Conditioning and the sister company for having granted her back her freedom. She said she did not like the idea of moving into a nursing home, and nothing could make her happier than keeping her home and her independence.
Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl. The company began its operations in Las Vegas in 1968. Goettl Air Conditioning is an all rounded company, offering new units, as well as repair and maintenance services to residential heating ventilation and air conditioning systems. Goettl is a trusted company that runs background checks and drug-testing on its technicians, besides providing them with continuous technical training, making them the best in the industry.