Air Conditioning Ban in Arizona

An air conditioning ban in Arizona! Has our state government lost their minds?  Not according to experts close to the story. The following is a snippet of the article posted in this morning’s Arizona Republican… Air Conditioning Ban Will Impact Millions of Arizona Residents As if people didn’t have enough to deal with already, sources […]

Understanding Variable Speed Air Conditioning: Infographic

    For more reading on variable speed air conditioning, check out our other blog posts, Is Variable Speed Worth the Money? (Part One) and (Part Two). You can also check out our comprehensive buyer’s guide to finding a new air conditioning unit that’s right for you here. Looking for help with your new air […]

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 […]

My AC Can’t Keep Up! House Not Cooling

  If you’ve been thinking my AC can’t keep up, isn’t keeping my house cool, or noticed that lately your AC runs constantly: This article will give you a good idea of what’s going on & what to do about it.   “My AC wont cool below 80 degrees”  (or 84, 85, etc.). “My air […]

COVID-19 Creates Air Conditioner Shortages

No thanks to COVID-19 for creating air conditioner shortages in Phoenix and other parts of the nation! Back in January of this year, we published an article dispelling a “salesman myth” about A/C parts being hard to get from certain manufacturers. The article described the practice of salesman using scare tactics to push people away […]

First Air Conditioning in Phoenix

  Life Before There Was Air Conditioning in Phoenix Imagine what it must’ve been like for the first settlers to live in Arizona before air conditioning in Phoenix, Arizona. Let’s face it, most of us wouldn’t live here today if our homes didn’t have central air conditioners. In fact, nowadays many Phoenix homes even have […]

How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last?

Average Life Span of Air Conditioners and Furnaces How long does an air conditioner last? Most air conditioner manufacturers claim their AC unit should last approximately 12 to 15 years, if installed properly & maintained regularly. Gas furnaces typically have a longer lifespan of 15 to 20 years, as they contain fewer moving parts than […]

Should I Replace My AC Capacitor

My Home Air Conditioner Isn’t Working. Could it just be my capacitor? That was the question I got from a friend who rents a condo in Chandler, AZ the other day. I’ve been an HVAC Technician for over thirty years, and have owned Magic Touch Mechanical in Mesa, Arizona for just over twenty of those […]

Lennox XC25 vs XC20 – Inverter Unit Comparison

Lennox XC25 Air Conditioner VS. Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner A Side by Side Comparison of Lennox’s Two Variable Speed Inverter Compressor AC Units If you’ve read any of my other new AC unit comparisons, you know I typically pit brand against brand; like Trane vs. Carrier, Lennox vs. Trane, etc. but since we HVAC nerds […]