Carrier vs York Heat Pump

Recently an old friend reached out to me asking for my opinion of Carrier vs York air conditioners. His fiancé owns a home in Mexico which currently has a York packaged heat pump that’s not working properly. The air conditioning contractor told them there was a 2-month backorder for the part needed to complete repairs. […]

Hiring a Heat Pump Installer

When hiring a heat pump installer, choosing the right HVAC company is without question the most important decision you’ll make. This article is meant to be a guide to help you choose the best heat pump installer in your area. This advice applies heat pumps, or frankly any air conditioner, heating system, furnace, packaged unit, […]

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 […]

New Heat Pump Technology

Living in Phoenix, AZ., it goes without saying our air conditioning systems are the most important appliance in our home. Over the last few years, Phoenix and surrounding cities have experienced record-breaking temperatures, and records for consistent days over 110°F. It’s no wonder we were amongst the first cities to embrace new heat pump technology […]

Best Garage Heating & Cooling Option

In 30+ years as an HVAC technician & installer, I’d guess I’ve personally installed 500+ garage heating & cooling systems. However, I’m not basing my pick of the best garage heating & cooling option on AC & heating experience alone. I’m also basing it on personal experience as a homeowner who spends a lot of […]

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

When someone asks, how does a heat pump work, many AC Technicians respond – it’s air conditioning in reverse. Technically that’s true, however it doesn’t help explain things to someone who isn’t in the air conditioning & heating business. Since heat pumps are very common here in Phoenix, AZ., let’s look at how they work […]

Why is my air conditioner making a loud grinding noise?

Why is my air conditioner making a grinding noise?   The first thing you should do if your air conditioner is making a grinding noise is switch the unit to off at the thermostat. A/C units tend to get louder as they get older but a grinding sound is never normal and always an indication […]

Carrier and Bryant Recall Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

Carrier Air Conditioning, the HVAC manufacturing giant and mother company of Bryant air conditioners announced this week that they are recalling approximately 23,000 AC / Heat Pump units due to a possible fire hazard.   According to reports, the selected units were shipped with a capacitor which can overheat and create a fire hazard. Anyone […]