Ecobee Thermostat Heat Pump Setting

Updated 1/2024, originally posted 1/2023: 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 […]

Best Heating and Cooling Brands

With a title like Best Heating and Cooling Brands, you may expect to start reading about Bosch, Trane, Lennox, etc. That’s not what you’re going to find here, but I promise you this article will help you choose the best. What I share in this article is based on over 36 years as an HVAC […]

Do I Need a New AC?

I’ve been an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) Technician for over 36 years. I founded Magic Touch Mechanical, an AC & Heating company in Mesa, Arizona 27 years ago this January. One question I’ve heard thousands of times is, do I need a new AC unit? Believe it or not, it’s a question I […]

Up To a $2,000 Tax Credit for Heat Pumps & Air Conditioners Installed in 2023

By now most of us have heard about the Inflation Reduction Act which went into effect on January 1, 2023. Included in the act, homeowners can get up to a $2,000 tax credit for heat pumps. What HVAC System Qualifies for a 2023 Tax Credit? Upgrades to home HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) equipment entitles […]

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 […]

How Often Should I Get AC Service?

We all know how often our cars need an oil change based on mileage. We also know we can ruin our engine if we let it go too long without doing it. What’s lesser known is how often we should get AC service for our home air conditioning system. Let’s discuss how often you should […]

HVAC Service Technician Job or Career?

When I landed my 1st HVAC Service Technician Job 35-years ago, I didn’t yet know it would become my career. I was a teenager with no real-world skills to speak of, so my options were limited. What I knew for sure was HVAC Service Technician sounded cooler than flipping burgers at McDonalds!   HVAC Service […]

AC Cleaning & Maintenance – What’s Included

What’s included in an AC Cleaning & Maintenance visit? Is there any difference between AC maintenance & an AC tune up, and which do I need? How much does an air conditioner maintenance visit cost? I answer all these questions in this article, but before you skip ahead, I recommend you read the whole article. […]

What is a White Label Air Conditioner?

If someone asked you what brand air conditioner you had in your home, would you know the answer? What if they asked, “do you own a white label air conditioner?” Even trickier, would you know the answer if someone asked if your air conditioner was “private label”? If you have no idea what a private […]