February 8th, 2016
The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does apply to many things in life, such as popular formulas for television programs that are still pulling in hefty ratings, or a menu at a restaurant that has kept patrons happy for many years. However, this philosophy doesn’t apply to mechanical devices that can actually break, such as your home’s heater and AC.
February 1st, 2016
Modern commercial buildings have many ways in which they can waste energy, often without the business owner realizing it. But with so many different systems working in a company every day, how can you control how your business uses energy and improve it?
January 25th, 2016
The winter season in Scottsdale, AZ is one of the mildest in the continental U.S., and in general we don’t need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to keep our homes warm through to the spring. However, homeowners often spend more than they should on heating because of simple errors regarding when and how to operate a heating system. People in colder parts of the country have more experience with efficient home heating, where we are more likely to make a few basic errors leading to energy waste. Continue Reading
January 12th, 2016
If you’re interested in meeting with the professional heating, air conditioning, and energy-saving team at Magic Touch Mechanical, you have a great opportunity this weekend at the Maricopa County Home Show. This event is held a number of times a year as place where hundreds of companies that provide services for homes and gardens can gather, offering consumers a chance to shop for home improvements and innovations. Continue Reading
January 11th, 2016
Ductless mini split heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular for providing air conditioning for homes. They are especially well-suited to new home construction, since they remove the need for space-consuming ductwork and allow for greater freedom for design. They also offer a choice for better air conditioning in older homes that would otherwise only be able to receive air conditioning from a small and ineffective window unit. Continue Reading
January 4th, 2016
Fireplaces serve a special purpose in a place like Arizona, where the winters are mostly mild and a standard central heating system can handle a home’s comfort needs. A fireplace isn’t necessary to provide heat, but it’s a superb addition to the beauty of a home. The right fireplace can provide a touch of coziness and elegance to a house and serve as an evening gathering place for family and friends. Continue Reading
December 28th, 2015
A gas log fireplace is a wonderful luxury for a home in Arizona. We don’t rely on heating systems as much as other parts of the country that deal with colder winters… but that doesn’t mean we can’t also enjoy the beauty of a fireplace. Often, sitting in front of the fireplace at night will be all you’ll need to stay warm—and you’ll have the benefit of the romance and beauty of a roaring hearth. Continue Reading
December 21st, 2015
The cold weather (or cooler weather, as the case often is) in the Valley of the Sun starts later in the year than in most other parts of the country. You can delay arranging for regular heating maintenance until around December—but you can’t delay it forever. If you haven’t yet scheduled your seasonal heating maintenance to inspect and tune up your home’s furnace or heat pump, now is an especially good time to do it, because…
From now until the end of January 2016, we’re offering a special deal where you’ll receive a $99 heating system maintenance visit as well as whole-house energy audit.
December 13th, 2015
Cleaning the fireplace. Sounds like a chore, doesn’t it? If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you know all about scooping out and removing the ashy remains of the last fire. However, that isn’t the type of fireplace cleaning that we mean. Professional fireplace cleaning is a thorough job that removes the build-up that can develop from using the fireplace. And it’s something that requires trained professionals with the right equipment. You can’t do it with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. Continue Reading
December 7th, 2015
Proper comfort and energy efficiency in your home is about more than the AC and heater. It’s also about the ventilation system that carries conditioned air to the rooms. It’s easy to put the ductwork out of your mind since you can’t see most of it, but that’s a mistake. Air ducts with damage will start to leak air, and this will have an impact on your comfort, energy savings, and even the quality of your indoor air. Continue Reading