Cost to Operate Christmas Lights

How Much Do Christmas Lights Cost to Operate? We don’t sell or install lighting products at Magic Touch Mechanical or The Fire Place. I have no aspirations to start a holiday light hanging side hustle or become a lighting consultant. In other words I have nothing to gain by sharing this information and I’m not […]

Variable Speed AC vs Two Stage AC vs Single Speed AC

Variable Speed AC vs Two Stage AC vs Single Speed AC – which one is the best for you? You shouldn’t choose a new heat pump or air conditioner without first understanding how differently they work. I’ve personally owned all three types of technology and can tell you from experience they are drastically different. Energy […]

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 […]

AC Cleaning & Maintenance – What’s Included

What’s included in an AC Cleaning & Maintenance visit? Is there any difference between AC maintenance & an AC tune up, and which do I need? How much does an air conditioner maintenance visit cost? I answer all these questions in this article, but before you skip ahead, I recommend you read the whole article. […]

HVAC Equipment Zoning

Recently a homeowner outside of the Magic Touch Mechanical service area contacted me with questions about HVAC equipment zoning. He wasn’t asking about a true ‘zone system’ (using motorized dampers in the ductwork), his inquiry was about ‘equipment zoning’. HVAC Equipment Zoning vs a Zone System A zone system aka zoning works by sending more […]

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 […]

5 Benefits of Solar Sunscreens for Your Arizona Home

With the summer season approaching in a few months, solar sunscreens (also known as shade screens) are a great way to reduce your energy bill while keeping cool indoors. Below are five reasons why Magic Touch Mechanical’s solar sunscreens would be a great fit for your home. 1. They reduce heat, but not light. How […]

Ceiling Fan Direction Summer vs Winter

What’s the Right Ceiling Fan Direction for Winter / Summer?   I’ll give you the answer right upfront about what your ceiling fan direction should be in the summer and winter. However, if you want to know how to save the most energy and stay comfortable you should read on.     In the summer […]