Heating and Cooling Tax Credits Extended for 2016!

September 26th, 2016

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is a great idea all-around. That’s why we offer energy audits for homes in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Our experts will find many ways you can boost your home performance so you save money and improve comfort.

But did you know that the government offers you savings as well on many of these home improvements? Tax rebates for energy-efficient HVAC systems offer you even more ways to cut down on your comfort costs for the year. Continue Reading

Arrange for an Energy Audit This Fall for Great Future Savings

September 19th, 2016

The fall may not provide Phoenix with much relief from the heat of the sun, but even a small change in the weather is a good time for you to consider improvements for home performance. The best way to discover how to boost your home’s energy performance is to contact the Magic Touch Mechanical team an schedule an energy audit.

This isn’t just our suggestion! The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that all homes have an energy audit done to locate places where improvements can save them save the most energy during the year.

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How a Zone Control System Means Better Comfort as Well as Better Savings

September 12th, 2016

An improvement or addition to a new HVAC installation that we strongly recommend for customers is a zone control system. Zone controls divide up the ductwork into separate climate “zones” where cooling and heating can be shut off. This is different from the standard HVAC system, where the conditioned air goes to every room in the house, regardless of whether it needs it or not. Continue Reading

“Don’t Fix It if It Ain’t Broke”—How This Can Cost You in the Long Run

September 5th, 2016

It’s an old adage and it seems to make sense: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s good advice for many things in life. But it doesn’t really apply to machines and appliances, i.e. things that can actually break. The truth is that something can continue to work without breaking down, but still need repairs. If you go with this philosophy when it comes to your air conditioning system, you’ll end up paying for it in the long run… both in comfort and in money. Continue Reading

How Do I Find A Trustworthy AC Repair Near Me?

September 3rd, 2016

How Do I Find Trustworthy AC Repair Near Me?

When you own a home in Phoenix, AZ air conditioning is a necessity not a luxury. So when you need AC repair, you want it fast but you also want to pay a fair price and know that the service technician is competent and honest.

Air conditioning companies and manufacturers alike put out tons of great information about how to choose the right HVAC Contractor and what to look for when it comes to getting a new air conditioner installed, but what about when you need AC repair or service and you don’t have a lot of time to shop around?

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What Does an HVAC Load Calculation Involve?

August 29th, 2016

Selecting a new heating and air conditioning system in a home is much more complicated than simply pointing to a unit and saying, “That ought to do it!” It’s vital that a new HVAC system is sized to match a house. Sizing doesn’t mean finding a unit that will fit (although that’s certainly a requirement). It means finding a unit that has the heating power/cooling capacity necessary to provide comfort without wasting energy or malfunctioning. To find the right sweet spot between “too big” and “too small” requires HVAC professionals to perform a heat load calculation. Continue Reading

3 Problems Your Ductless Air Conditioning System Might Run Into

August 22nd, 2016

One of the major advantages of using a ductless mini split system to provide cooling to your home is that the lack of ducts means there’s potentially less that can go wrong. Leaky and clogged air ducts can create numerous problems for an air conditioning and heating system, but with a ductless mini split you’re free from these worries.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

August 19th, 2016

Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

When we see ice or frost on something we automatically think “cold”, so this must be good thing for an air conditioner, right? Wrong! If your air conditioner is freezing up, or you see frost or ice on parts of your AC Unit, there is a problem and you need to call someone for air conditioner repair.

So why does an air conditioner freeze up in the first place? There are a few reasons you may find ice forming on your air con unit, and in many cases, it’s a combination of a few problems that eventually lead to a frozen evaporator coil and refrigerant plumbing lines. The most common reasons for an air conditioner freeze up are:

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How My Phoenix HVAC Technician Job Turned into A Rewarding Career

August 18th, 2016

How My Phoenix HVAC Technician Job Turned into A Rewarding Career

If you would’ve asked me thirty years ago what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would have definitely not said, “I want to move to Phoenix, AZ and get a job installing and repairing air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment.”

It never ceases to amaze me how many people look down on HVAC Service Technicians or other tradesmen, as if it is a menial job…when in fact there are many techs and installers earning $100k+ annually, and they possess a skill they can use pretty much anywhere in the world! Since my very first HVAC job, I have never been out of work, and always had multiple offers and options lined up when wanting to make a switch.

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5 Ways to Handle the Heat if Your AC Fails

August 15th, 2016

It’s the worst-case-scenario for any home in Phoenix during yet another sweltering summer day: an AC that either stops working entirely or which will no longer send out cooled air. After you’ve checked to make sure that the problem doesn’t come from a tripped circuit breaker, an incorrectly set thermostat, or other simple trouble, you’ll have to find a method to deal with the intense heat in your home. Below are 5 of the best ways: Continue Reading