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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lennox iComfort E30 Thermostat Review

A Look Inside the Lennox E30 Smart Thermostat and Professional Review   Lennox International is one of the three “premium” brand air conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers in the U.S. Like the other two, Trane and Carrier; they manufacturer base and mid-tier AC units just like all the other major brands. Unlike the others, they […]

Nest Thermostat Review by a User

Nest Thermostat Review   Full disclosure upfront; if this is the first time you are reading my blog, I own an air conditioning & heating company in Mesa, AZ – Magic Touch Mechanical. My company sells and installs a lot of Nest thermostats and has for years, but we also install hundreds of Honeywell, Ecobee, […]

Smart Thermostat Comparison – Nest vs Ecobee vs Honeywell vs Lennox

Nest Learning Thermostat vs Nest E Thermostat vs Ecobee 4 vs iComfort E30 vs Honeywell Lyric T6 In this article, we chose five popular smart thermostats to go head to head in our latest thermostat comparison. Two offerings from Nest Thermostats, one from Ecobee Thermostats, one from Lennox’s iComfort model line, and of course one […]