Variable Speed AC vs Two Stage AC vs Single Speed AC

Variable Speed AC vs Two Stage AC vs Single Speed AC – which one is the best for you? You shouldn’t choose a new heat pump or air conditioner without first understanding how differently they work. I’ve personally owned all three types of technology and can tell you from experience they are drastically different. Energy […]

Gas Furnace vs Heat Pump

The Inflation Reduction Act includes a $2,000 tax incentive for homeowners to upgrade their gas furnace with a heat pump. I’m not going to get into the politics of it all because I’m an HVAC Technician, not a politician. In other words, I made my mom proud. That said, this article focuses solely on the […]

Becoming an HVAC Technician

If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely considering becoming an HVAC Technician or comparing HVAC to other trade careers. Let me start by welcoming you to our world and letting you know you’re not making a mistake! Becoming an HVAC Technician literally changed the trajectory of my life, and frankly, I’d do it all […]

HVAC Careers in Phoenix Arizona

  A career in HVAC and Fireplace Service should be very lucrative and rewarding. However, being happy and earning the living you deserve depends on the company you work for. It also depends on the people you work with! Magic Touch Mechanical was founded in 1997 by an HVAC/Fireplace Technician –  not an investment group. Even […]

AC Unit Won’t Turn On

  That dreaded moment: It’s hot, you switch the thermostat on, and nothing happens – the AC unit won’t turn on. Eventually it happens to every homeowner and I’m no exception. The only difference between myself and most homeowners is, I’m the guy who must fix it when it’s mine! This article covers a few […]

Ventilation, Purification & Filtration

  Ventilation, Purification & Filtration, What’s the Difference? Updated April, 2023 / originally published August, 2020: COVID-19 has raised everyone’s awareness of the importance of cleaning and decontaminating the air in our homes and workplaces. Recently, the media has been using the word “ventilation” a lot when talking about sending our kids back to school. […]

Best Heat Pumps in 2023

Every year we publish our “best of” lists for air conditioners, heat pumps, air cleaners, etc. Our Best Heat Pumps in 2023 list includes some familiar models that made the 2022 list & some new ones. In this article we are covering only split heat pumps / central air (the most common heat pump type […]

Costco Air Conditioner Install

The pros and cons of a Costco air conditioner install from a couple of industry insiders! In this article we’ll give you an insider look at buying a Lennox AC unit with installation from Costco. We’ll also tell you how buying an air conditioning system from Costco compares to buying one from Home Depot, Lowes, […]

Lennox vs Bosch

Lennox vs Bosch Of the dozen heat pump brands we install, the decision often boils down to Lennox vs Bosch for our clients. Both brands bring some unique features and value to the table despite being quite different from each other. As Magic Touch has installed so many of both, we get to hear why […]