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 […]

Lennox LRP16HP Package Heat Pump Review

Lennox LRP16HP Review Last month, I wrote an article titled; “What Brand Do Phoenix AC Company Owners Put In Their Own Home”. If you read that article, you know that although my company, Magic Touch Mechanical (an air conditioning company that provides air conditioning installations in Phoenix, AZ and nearby cities) recommends Lennox, Trane, Goodman, […]

Trane vs Lennox – Side by Side Comparison

Trane vs Lennox – A Side by Side Comparison of Two Premium Air Conditioner Brands Our central air conditioner side by side comparisons are undoubtedly the most read articles on our blog. One matchup that seems to be among the most frequently researched is Trane vs Lennox. Both Trane and Lennox are considered premium brands […]