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. […]
If you’ve been thinking my AC can’t keep up, isn’t keeping my house cool, or noticed that lately your AC runs constantly: This article will give you a good idea of what’s going on & what to do about it. “My AC wont cool below 80 degrees” (or 84, 85, etc.). “My air […]
By now, most people have heard of a home energy audit. When we first started offering home energy audits 17-years ago, most people didn’t even know what that meant. The question nowadays…what’s included in a home energy audit? So, I decided to write an article about what we inspect, what we test, […]
Fixing a drafty house may be cheaper and easier than you think! We’re not known for very tough winters here in Phoenix, Arizona. However, we can dip down into the thirty-degree range, which is cold to most, and even colder to us! No matter where you live, a drafty house is uncomfortable and […]
Recently we published an article called Modern Fireplace Ideas which has been wildly popular. We’ve received lots of calls from people wanting Magic Touch to do a fireplace modernization in their own home. Magic Touch Mechanical recently completed another fireplace modernization for Robert C. in Peoria, AZ. Robert chose an Oval Stainless Steel Burner Pan coupled with […]
Upgrading to the newest line of thermostats isn’t only about controlling your HVAC system. “Smart” thermostats are like giving your home an operating system.
The simple explanation is that a radiant barrier is type of reflective insulation, which means that it reflects radiant energy away from a space. Where other types of insulation, such as fiberglass batts and blown-in insulation, slow down the movement of heat through convection and conduction, the radiant barrier takes cares of stopping radiant energy—such as the sun beating down on the roof of a house.
Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the country are under-insulated? It’s true—and most of the insulation trouble is located in the attic.
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 […]