May 24th, 2017
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 review because [they] wouldn’t accept an expired coupon.”
To my surprise, and frankly my delight, most of the 300+ comments that followed were people advising her; “not to be concerned” because “they didn’t bother reading Yelp reviews because they don’t trust them” and many who mentioned they were business owners themselves and “knew Yelp is pay-to-play”, “hides good reviews and promotes bad reviews on businesses that don’t pay their advertising fees”, etc.
May 22nd, 2017
“What’s the worst that can happen?” It’s a question people often ask themselves about many different parts of life—and it’s usually a warning that not only is the worst about to happen, but that it will be far worse than expected.
So if you’re tempted to skip having air conditioning maintenance in Mesa, AZ or the surrounding areas this year, asking yourself “What’s the worst that can happen?”… well, we have some answers for you.
If you’re in need of air conditioning repairs in Tempe, AZ right now, we’re here to help! Our technicians are ready to have any cooling system problem fixed. Continue Reading
May 15th, 2017
Carrier Air Conditioning, the HVAC manufacturing giant and mother company of Bryant air conditioners announced this week that they are recalling approximately 23,000 AC / Heat Pump units due to a possible fire hazard.
According to reports, the selected units were shipped with a capacitor which can overheat and create a fire hazard. Anyone with a Carrier or Bryant air conditioner manufactured between June 2011 and August 2016 is advised to check the nameplate (located on the outdoor condenser) to see if their unit is being recalled.
May 8th, 2017
This is a busy time of year for installing and replacing air conditioning systems. Everybody wants to be prepared for another scorcher of a summer here in Phoenix, and if there’s any reason to doubt that your current AC or heat pump will make it through the heat, now is the time to contact our office and schedule a new system installation.
But you don’t have to have an aging or failing AC in your house to make putting in a replacement system a priority. The current technology of energy-conserving air conditioners and heat pumps makes them attractive choices to have installed now. And thanks to the rebates from top manufacturers, it’s easier than ever for you to pay for these new systems. Depending on the type of air conditioning or heat pump system you purchase, you may qualify for rebates and be eligible for utility rebates from SRP or APS. Plus, for a limited time, Magic Touch Mechanical is offering an instant rebate of up to $1000! All total, you may qualify for rebates up to $3,500 per unit!
However, to make sure you qualify for these rebates and incentives, you have to work with a certified installer—and we’re the contractor who can handle everything for you. Our technicians are trained and certified, and we’ve won numerous awards from manufacturers like Trane and Lennox. We’d like to take a closer look at these two air conditioning manufacturing companies now, because they offer excellent rebates for new high-efficiency air conditioning installations. Continue Reading
May 5th, 2017
Since Magic Touch Mechanical is an AC Company in Mesa, AZ (a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona), where temperatures can reach as high as 120F degrees in the summer, we know having a working air conditioner is an absolute necessity.
When a home air conditioner repair or replacement installation is needed in Phoenix, homeowners do not have the luxury to wait weeks, or even days to find a solution, they need it now! While there is no shortage of air conditioning contractors near Phoenix to choose from, for some homeowners the issue is the unexpected cost of a major AC repair or new AC unit. NOTE: For homeowners in that situation we, and many other HVAC companies offer financing and monthly payment options but that is for another article. Continue Reading
April 24th, 2017
Spring is when we recommend our customers take a good, long look at their central air conditioning or heat pump system and ask themselves if it’s time to put in a new one. Making a choice about whether to replace a cooling system isn’t only about having a reliable AC or heat pump to help make it through a blazing hot Phoenix, AZ summer—although that’s certainly enormously important! It’s also about benefiting from the improved energy efficiency of a new cooling system. The technology of staying cool is always advancing, and that means air conditioning and heat pump units that consume less electricity while still delivering the cooling power that a home needs. For a limited time, homeowners near Phoenix can receive as much as $3,500 in cash rebates on new AC & Heating units!
If you have doubts about whether you need an air conditioning replacement in Gilbert, AZ, or the surrounding areas before summer arrives, speak to one of our skilled experts today. They can offer an honest assessment looking out for your future cooling needs. Continue Reading
April 10th, 2017
Thermostats used to be basic devices. When we talked about thermostats, we were all pretty much on the same page: a device on the wall with sliders and dials: push it one way for cold, the other way for heat. If you knew the best way to program the thermostat and followed the guidelines from the Department of Energy, you could lower seasonal energy costs by around 10%—but that was the limit of what the manual model thermostats could do.
But those clumsy days of temperature control are in the past, and even though you can still have a simple thermostat if you want… the technology today for home climate controls is simply amazing. It’s honestly fascinating, and if you want to upgrade your thermostat in Phoenix, AZ to something that will save you money, we have plenty of options for you. We’re glad to go over them with you—we love this technology and enjoy the chance to work with it every day and see how it benefits our customers. Continue Reading
April 4th, 2017
I’ve been asked “Should I buy a home warranty plan to cover my AC Unit?” many times over the years. More recently the question popped up on a Facebook group for people who live in Chandler, AZ and the post got literally hundreds of comments. Since my articles are typically based on questions we hear all the time, it was clear to me this was something I should post about.
March 27th, 2017
If you’re asking this question, it is probably because you have reason to think your air conditioner is coming to the end of its useful service life. Maybe it is starting to struggle to deliver cooling, is making more noise than it used to, or is a few years older than its manufacturer’s estimated service life. Regardless of the reason you believe you have a dying AC, right now in early spring is an excellent time to call our HVAC professionals and arrange for an air conditioning replacement in Gilbert, AZ or the surrounding areas.
We offer complete service for air conditioning replacement in Phoenix, AZ and the greater Phoenix area. Continue Reading
March 17th, 2017
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 a Lennox unit on my home to replace the existing Trane Package Heat Pump I had installed ten years prior. The second article was a more detailed review of the Lennox LRP16HP after it had been up and running for a few weeks.
This article is about a specific accessory made for the LRP16, the Healthy Climate PureAir PCO Accessory. PCO is short for Photocatalytic Oxidation, and the accessory is available as one of Lennox’s many IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) solutions. Continue Reading