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 […]

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 […]

Do I Need a New AC?

I’ve been an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) Technician for over 36 years. I founded Magic Touch Mechanical, an AC & Heating company in Mesa, Arizona 27 years ago this January. One question I’ve heard thousands of times is, do I need a new AC unit? Believe it or not, it’s a question I […]

Home Warranty Companies and AC Units

What’s the deal with home warranty companies and AC units? Is the cost of a home warranty plan worth it?   I’ve been asked “Should I buy a home warranty plan to cover my AC Unit?” many times over the years. More recently the question popped up on a Facebook group for people who live […]

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 […]

Gree Heat Pump Install

It’s been 4 months since we completed the Gree heat pump install at my mother’s Chandler, AZ home. I thought it would be a good time to write a follow up review and share how she likes it.   Gree Heat Pump Install Follow Up I wrote about the Gree heat pump install we did […]

Air Conditioning Unit Extended Warranty

    Deciding whether to buy an air conditioning unit extended warranty or not is a tough decision for most. Mainly because they’re not cheap! Depending on the type of HVAC equipment you’re purchasing, an AC unit extended warranty can raise the price 20-30%. That’s a tough pill to swallow when you’re already spending somewhere […]

Air Conditioner Extended Warranty

  Extended Warranties Are Amongst the Things To Think About When Buying a New Central Heating & Air Conditioning System   There’s a lot to consider when buying a new AC Unit for your home. One such consideration is whether or not to buy the extended warranty. Choosing a new HVAC system sounds more daunting […]

Home Air Conditioner Lemon Laws

Central Air Conditioner Lemon Law and Warranty Information   If you’re reading this article, more than likely you are experiencing trouble with your new or newer home AC or heating system and wondering if you have a lemon. You are probably also wanting to know about air conditioner “lemon laws” and if you have any […]