Ecobee Thermostat Heat Pump Setting

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 brand or model, but there […]

Freon Refrigerant Cost & Availability

How much does freon cost per pound? In my 35+ years as an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) Technician, this is a question I’ve answered often. Freon refrigerant cost & availability is changing rapidly in recent years now that production has been banned in the U.S. Now, in 2023, more changes to the refrigerant […]

What is a Heat Pump?

What is a heat pump? The simplest answer is a heat pump is an air conditioner working in reverse. Of course, it’s slightly more complicated than that so I’ll cover everything you need to know in this article. Let’s discuss what a heat pump is, how it works, and if it’s right for your home. […]

Air Conditioner Wet Switch Saves Day!

Magic Touch Mechanical includes an air conditioner wet switch in every applicable HVAC install we complete. Also known as an emergency drain switch or condensate drain switch, these little devices are worth every penny.   This Air Conditioner Wet Switch Alerted Me of a Roof Leak Call it luck, call it good karma coming back; […]

HVAC Thermostat Settings – Auto Changeover

  Last week we explained the purpose of the FAN Switch on your home’s HVAC thermostat. This week, we’re going to discuss the Auto Changeover feature, what it does, and when it’s useful. Keep reading this series of articles and before you know it, you’ll be a Master of HVAC thermostat settings!   Don’t Like […]

How Does an Air Scrubber Work?

From a 30,000 mile view, an air scrubber is simply an electronic air purifier that cleans your home’s  air. Inevitably everyone asks; how does an air scrubber work?   NASA Technology, Really? To explain how an air scrubber works, we’ll start with who and why it was originally invented. Normally, I’m leery of claims like […]

How Does Air Conditioning Work?

    Today we’re covering how air conditioning works! My company is named Magic Touch Mechanical, and we make air conditioners that once didn’t, work all the time. However, if you’re wondering how air conditioning works… it’s not really magic, it’s science! We just make it look easy… that’s the magic! Unless you attended an […]

How Does an AC Thermostat Work?

Thermostat Temperature Setting Does Not Change Air Temperature   Having owned Magic Touch Mechanical, an air conditioning company in Mesa, AZ for over twenty years, it’s easy to forget most people have no idea how central air conditioners work. Most of the time I get my blog article topics from listening to people outside of […]