Fireplace Store in Mesa, AZ

27 years ago, we founded Magic Touch Mechanical in Mesa, Arizona. In the early days we were known as a heating & air conditioning company that also offered fireplace installation & service. Today, we’re better known as a fireplace company that also offers heating & air installation & service. That’s why we’re super excited to […]

The “System” in AC System?

What makes up the “system” in AC System? I was digging through the crates and found this article I originally wrote 12-years ago in early 2012. I decided to dust it off and repost it as the concepts all hold true today. There’s a reason it’s called an AC system, HVAC system, or air conditioning […]

Heat Pump Tax Credit

With the heat pump tax credits available in 2024, homeowners have 2,000 more reasons to consider one for their home. Under provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act, you can receive up to a $2,000 federal tax break. We cover what you need to know in this article and provide links to other resources.   […]

Costco Air Conditioner Install

  The pros and cons of a Costco air conditioner install from a couple of industry insiders. In this article we’ll give you an insider look at buying a Lennox AC unit with installation from Costco. We’ll also tell you how buying an air conditioning system from Costco compares to buying one from Home Depot, […]

Gas Fireplace Not Turning On

Recently I published the article “Gas Fireplace Won’t Stay Lit”. In that article I addressed a common issue found in gas fireplace ignition systems and how to fix it yourself. However, a gas fireplace not turning on isn’t always because of an ignition system issue. In this article I’ll cover some other reasons your gas […]

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 […]

Heat Pump Not Heating

Temperatures got into the low 30’s in the Phoenix area early this morning and it’s still very chilly right now! Our phones are currently ringing off the hook with people reporting their heat pump unit is not heating. It’s going to be a busy day for Magic Touch’s service technicians getting clients furnaces & heat […]

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 […]

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 […]