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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing The Right AC Filter

Ask 3 HVAC service technicians what kind of AC filter you should use, you’ll probably get three different answers. The Rock Stopper AC Filter Technician 1: “Just get the cheapest disposable AC filter and change it every 30 days.” Technician 1’s opinion is based on the premise that a cheap filter will restrict airflow the […]

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. […]

What Does HVAC Mean?

Recently I attended a business conference where a Google employee spoke about what people search for regarding home air conditioning. I was surprised when she shared one of the top queries was, what does HVAC mean? When I searched it myself, Google suggested – what does HVAC stand for? First things first, let’s answer the question: […]