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 […]

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 […]

Goodman AC Unit Review

Rather than focus on one Goodman AC unit model, we review the whole Goodman air conditioner lineup in this article. If you’re trying to decide if a Goodman AC unit is a good choice for your home, let’s find out!     We Promote Many Brands – No Bias Here! First things first, so you […]

Cost of Heating Systems on the Rise

  We feel it in the grocery stores, at the fuel pump, and just about everywhere else nowadays – everything is more expensive. Like other consumer goods, the cost of air conditioners & heating systems is on the rise as well.   Air Conditioning & Heating System Cost Rise at Unprecedented Rates Unless you’ve been […]

What is a Heat Pump?

What is a heat pump? The simplest answer is a heat pump is an air conditioner working in reverse. Of course, it’s slightly more complicated than that so I’ll cover everything you need to know in this article. Let’s discuss what a heat pump is, how it works, and if it’s right for your home. […]

Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards

Regional air conditioner efficiency standards are changing significantly on January 1st, 2023. Navigating these changes has become more difficult in the last decade and the latest changes are the most confusing yet! In this article, we focus on the changes for the Southwest region only to cut through the clutter for Arizonans.   Air Conditioner […]

Adding a Return Duct

Adding a return duct is a common recommendation for homes near Phoenix, AZ for homeowners wanting to improve home comfort. I’m guessing if you’re reading this article, it’s because your air conditioning company or an AC Technician already suggested it. In most cases, adding a return duct to your homes existing ductwork will indeed improve […]

Buying a New AC and Heating System – 5 Tips

Buying a new AC and heating system isn’t most homeowners idea of a good time, but sooner or later we all need to do it. I compiled what I believe to be the 5 most important tips to ensure you get a good deal and outcome. Follow these tips and you’re unlikely to be one […]