Ecobee Thermostat Heat Pump Setting

My team recently resolved an issue several clients were reporting where their heat pump was “stuck” in the defrost cycle. We received calls for service from clients with Lennox, Trane, Bosch, and Goodman heat pumps installed in their home. As a result, we knew the problem wasn’t related to one brand or model, but there […]

Gree Heat Pump Install

It’s been 4 months since we completed the Gree heat pump install at my mother’s Chandler, AZ home. I thought it would be a good time to write a follow up review and share how she likes it.   Gree Heat Pump Install Follow Up I wrote about the Gree heat pump install we did […]

Modern Fireplace Ideas

How to Transform Your Old Fireplace Into a Modern Fireplace Here are some modern fireplace ideas for naturally vented gas & propane fireplaces & fire pits. Magic Touch has been converting old gas fireplaces into a modern fireplace works of art for 25+ years. We thought it would be great to show our readers how […]

2023 Best Air Conditioners & Heaters

Every year we publish our picks of the best central air conditioning & heating systems on the market. The 2023 best air conditioners & heating units list shares some of the units that made last year’s list and introduces some new models.   Criteria Used to Choose 2023 Best Air Conditioners & Heating Units  As […]

Freon Refrigerant Cost & Availability

How much does freon cost per pound? In my 35+ years as an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) Technician, this is a question I’ve answered often. Freon refrigerant cost & availability is changing rapidly in recent years now that production has been banned in the U.S. Now, in 2023, more changes to the refrigerant […]

Choosing The Right AC Filter

Ask 3 HVAC service technicians what kind of AC filter you should use, you’ll probably get three different answers. The Rock Stopper AC Filter Technician 1: “Just get the cheapest disposable AC filter and change it every 30 days.” Technician 1’s opinion is based on the premise that a cheap filter will restrict airflow the […]

Gas Fireplace Won’t Stay Lit

  DIY Tips If Your Gas Fireplace Won’t Stay Lit or Doesn’t Light at All If your gas fireplace won’t stay lit, there are a few things you can try yourself before calling a pro. Of course, a professional fireplace repair company like The Fire Place by Magic Touch* is experienced in solving these problems. […]

The Best New AC Unit – A Complete Guide

With so many brands, models, and options, how do you know which is the best new AC unit? According to experts, buying a new AC unit is the largest home improvement purchase most homeowners will ever make. Roofing and window replacement rounding out the top three list. However, there are many more choices to make when […]

Lennox vs Trane vs Carrier

For many years, 3 iconic air conditioner brands stood out as the most recognized name brands in America amongst consumers. Over the years, I’ve written many product reviews of different models from all three brands and how they compare. If memory serves, this is my first article comparing Lennox vs Trane vs Carrier as a […]