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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should I Close My AC Vents

I’m a member of a few community Facebook groups where the discussion revolves around neighborhood activities & recommendations. One of these groups is for Chandler, AZ residents – a city Magic Touch Mechanical has thousands of clients in. In a recent post, a member asked: Should I close my AC vents? She had hot rooms […]

My AC Won’t Shut Off! Here’s Why

  My AC won’t shut off. The thermostat is set to the off position, but my AC keeps running. That’s the exact message I received from my mother a few days ago. Like most people probably suspect first, my mother instantly thought her thermostat was broken. As a 30+ year HVAC service technician, I knew to […]

AC Running but Not Cooling House

Help, My AC is Running But Not Cooling My House Down! We’re dealing with a lot of strange things in 2020… to put it mildly! Adding fuel to the fire, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record in many parts of the country. Here in the Phoenix, AZ area, we’ve had over 50-days […]

Does Air Conditioning Spread Coronavirus?

  Does air conditioning spread Coronavirus? This question keeps popping up on social media channels and local news stories. While I’m no medical expert, I am an expert on both air conditioning and indoor air quality. That expertise allows me to answer this question with a definitive, yes…with a caveat. The caveat being, whether or […]