Replace Your AC or Heat Pump and Save with the SRP Cool Cash Rebate Program

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-unitsSpring 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

Save Money with the Right Thermostat

April 10th, 2017

remote-home-controlsThermostats 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

Should I Buy a Home Warranty to Cover My AC Unit?

April 4th, 2017

I’ve been asked air conditioner warranty“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.

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Should I Schedule Air Conditioning Replacement Now?

March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-plastic-grillIf 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

Lennox Healthy Climate PureAir PCO – Air Purifier Review

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. Lennox Healthy Climate PCO

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

Preparing Your AC for the Hot Weather—Which Is Almost Here!

March 13th, 2017

temperature-is-risingMarch is proverbial for its unpredictable weather. That’s why people often can’t remember if the phrase about March entering like a lion and leaving like a lamb isn’t the other way around. (It often is!) But in Phoenix, AZ, March is usually more predictable: this is when temperatures start their steady rise toward the 100°F+ weather we experience throughout the summer. Although days in the mid-80s seem “cool” compared to what’s coming, it’s still a time when homes need to have their air conditioning systems ready to go to work.

Let’s take a look at how to prepare your AC to face the hotter weather just around the corner. Continue Reading

Lennox LRP16HP Package Heat Pump Review

March 6th, 2017

Lennox LRP16HP Review

Last month, I wrote an article titled; What Brand Do Phoenix AC Company Owners Put In Their Own Home”. If you read that article, you know that although my company, Magic Touch Mechanical (an air conditioning company that provides air conditioning installations in Phoenix, AZ and nearby cities) recommends Lennox, Trane, Goodman, and Mitsubishi cooling and heating equipment…I ultimately decided on the Lennox LRP16HP for my own home. The LRP16HP is Lennox’s brand new rooftop package heat pump. As promised in that post, this article is a detailed review of the LRP16HP now that it is finally installed on my home. Lennox LRP16

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5 Vital Steps to Shut Down Your Furnace for Warm Weather

February 27th, 2017

burner-flames-furnaceThe the start of March is still a period of cold temperatures for most of the country. But not here! Sure, Phoenix can still expect some days in the 60s and nights in the 40s, but we’re moving steadily toward the heat of spring and the intense heat of summer. If you use a natural gas furnace to heat your house, you’re probably coming close to the time when you’ll turn it off for the last time for many months.

But… you should never simply stop using the furnace. There are steps to take to shut down the furnace and make other preparations around your house for the switch to warmer weather. These steps help with safety, conserving energy, and prepping the AC to take over. Here’s advice for seeing that you have a smooth change to the season of air conditioning.

For professional assistance with your furnace in Tempe, AZ, contact us. Our trained HVAC professionals can take care issues promptly and safely. Continue Reading

Swamp Coolers Work Best in What Climate? (Answer: Ours!)

February 13th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_iStock_000041910608_Double-meAir conditioning is just a part of living in a place like Phoenix. It’s almost impossible to imagine going without crisp, cool air coming from a well-working AC system.

But the standard air conditioner is not the only type of cooling system for homes. In our desert climate, swamp coolers (also known as evaporative coolers) are used widely. If you’ve considered using a whole-house swamp cooler in Scottsdale, AZ or the surrounding cities for your house, call our offices and speak to one of our HVAC experts. They can help you find out if using a swamp cooler is ideal to meet your comfort needs.

We offer all types of central air conditioning systems for installation in Tempe, AZ. No matter how you want to cool your house, we can offer the best service for installations, replacements, and more. Continue Reading

Trane vs Lennox – Side by Side Comparison

February 8th, 2017

Trane vs Lennox – A Side by Side Comparison of Two Premium Air Conditioner Brands

Our central air conditioner side by side comparisons are undoubtedly the most read articles on our blog. One matchup that seems to be among the most frequently researched is Trane vs Lennox. Both Trane and Lennox are considered premium brands in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry so it’s natural that these two are compared to each other often.


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