My AC Can’t Keep Up! House Not Cooling

  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 […]

What’s Included in a Home Energy Audit

      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, […]

How to Fix a Drafty House

  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 […]

Fireplace Modernization Project

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 […]

Save Money with the Right Thermostat

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.

What Is a Radiant Barrier and How Is It Used?

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.

Attic Air Sealing Savings

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.

Building Automation, Smart Homes, and Energy Management Systems

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 […]