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 […]
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 […]
Recently a homeowner outside of the Magic Touch Mechanical service area contacted me with questions about HVAC equipment zoning. He wasn’t asking about a true ‘zone system’ (using motorized dampers in the ductwork), his inquiry was about ‘equipment zoning’. HVAC Equipment Zoning vs a Zone System A zone system aka zoning works by sending more […]
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. […]
We also have some preventive recommendations to help your air conditioner make it through the tough summer heat streak.
What is a smart building, and how can you benefit from building automation? As “smart” technology advances and device connectivity improves, people are becoming more familiar with the term “smart home”. A smart home or smart building is the practice of using connected devices to control home air conditioning and heating thermostats, lighting, garage door […]
The fall may not provide Phoenix with much relief from the heat of the sun, but even a small change in the weather is a good time for you to consider improvements for home performance. The best way to discover how to boost your home’s energy performance is to contact the Magic Touch Mechanical team an schedule an energy audit.
Today being Earth Day, we thought we would share a few ways you can help Mother Earth and your wallet at the same time. Magic Touch Mechanical has been installing energy efficient central air conditioners and heating systems in the Phoenix, AZ area for almost twenty years now, but what you may not know is […]
Spring brings with it warmer weather (warmer than our already mild winters, at lease). It also brings with it an increase in allergens in the air. As soon as the temperature remains consistently high for 3 to 4 days, which usually happens in April, the pollen count in the air rises steeply. This can make life unpleasant even for people with modest allergies.