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 Flexx Install for Mom

Have you ever wondered what brand heat pump an air conditioning contractor would install in his own mother’s house? After all, it’s for mom – so it better work great, it better be efficient, and it better be reliable! Well, here’s your answer: I chose to install a Gree Flexx heat pump in mom’s house. […]

APCO Fresh-Aire UV Air Purifier

APCO Fresh-Aire UV Air Purifier Review Updated 4/2021, original posting 4/2020. The APCO Fresh-Aire UV whole-home air purifier is 1 of 3 in-duct air scrubbers (air purifiers) we recommend to homeowners. I previously reviewed both the Air Scrubber Plus by Aerus & REME HALO, so in this post I’ll focus on APCO. I will however […]

Bosch Air Conditioner Review

      I gave it over a year before deciding it was time to write my Bosch air conditioner review. As always, we spent a heck of a lot of time vetting Bosch air conditioners before giving them a shot. Since then, we’ve installed well over a hundred Bosch variable speed heat pumps in […]

Online Reviews and the Impact They Have on a Service Company

Twenty years ago, when I started Magic Touch Mechanical, an air conditioning, heating, and energy auditing company in Mesa, AZ., online reviews weren’t even heard of. In those days, if a homeowner wanted to see what past clients had to say about an air conditioning company’s service they would request a few references, pick up […]

Lennox XC25 vs XC20 – Inverter Unit Comparison

Lennox XC25 Air Conditioner VS. Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner A Side by Side Comparison of Lennox’s Two Variable Speed Inverter Compressor AC Units If you’ve read any of my other new AC unit comparisons, you know I typically pit brand against brand; like Trane vs. Carrier, Lennox vs. Trane, etc. but since we HVAC nerds […]

Magic Touch Mechanical Reviews on Yelp

Recently, I read a Facebook post in which the owner of a local restaurant I frequent, was asking anyone who had eaten there to please write a review on Yelp. She was, as she put it; “very worried about some untrue reviews people had written”, and in particular, one where a woman “wrote a scathing […]

Lennox Healthy Climate PureAir PCO – Air Purifier Review

Lennox Healthy Climate PureAir PCO. An in depth look and review of the Lennox PureAir Air Purifier with UV Lights and Photocatalytic Oxidation. Recently I wrote two articles about installing a Lennox LRP16 Package Heat Pump on my home in Mesa, AZ. In the first article, I talked about why I ultimately chose to install […]

Lennox LRP16HP Package Heat Pump Review

Lennox LRP16HP Review Last month, I wrote an article titled; “What Brand Do Phoenix AC Company Owners Put In Their Own Home”. If you read that article, you know that although my company, Magic Touch Mechanical (an air conditioning company that provides air conditioning installations in Phoenix, AZ and nearby cities) recommends Lennox, Trane, Goodman, […]