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How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

May 15th, 2018

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitHow do you keep cool during the summer? Most of us move from one air-conditioned space to the next, and with all that wear and tear on your AC, your system may start to misbehave. Perhaps, it’s already starting getting a bit louder than normal. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a sudden, unexpected rise in your energy bills. You may even be concerned as your AC moves past the 10-year mark.

The first call should be to a pro technician, like those on our team. That’s the quickest way to a resolution. There are some powerful ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance.

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The Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purifier

May 14th, 2018

homeowner-blowing-noseEveryone is thinking and talking about home comfort as the temperature skyrockets in Sun City, but are you keeping tabs on your air quality?

Air quality is about much more than just temperature. It’s about what types of contaminants and pollutants may be floating throughout your home, including dust and dander but also mold spores. It’s also about the humidity level: is it too dry or too damp?

As your local Sun City HVAC specialists, we offer a number of air quality solutions, including air purifiers, which can have a tremendous impact on your family’s well-being. Let us take you through the basics:

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Watch Out for Short Cycling in Your Air Conditioner

April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-ACSpring is here, and summer won’t be far behind. Here in the Phoenix area, that means triple-digit temperatures and homes in desperate need of cooling. Your air conditioner will be called upon to work for days on end to keep the heat from creeping into your home.

In light of that, now is the time to pay close attention to the way your air conditioner runs, and to call for a repair service in the event you spot anything out of the ordinary. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary should be cause for concern, but in particular, watch for the appearance of short cycling: turning on and off again far more frequently than it should. It doesn’t sound like a huge issue, but in fact, it can be devastating.

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Consider UV Germicidal Lights in Your Home

April 17th, 2018

UV-germicidal-lightsGerms and allergens can be a big concern for many households, especially those with infants, the elderly, or people with sensitive lungs. Most HVAC systems come equipped with a filter that screens out dirt and dust. But if you’re specifically worried about germs, there’s a much better option for you: UV germicidal lights can kill most any kind of biological contaminant and with a proper system installed in your home, you can help your family be a lot healthier.

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The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

April 16th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningAir conditioning season starts early and stays late in Arizona, and selecting the best kind of system for your home is of paramount importance. Air conditioners need to be properly sized and suited for the specifics of the building in question, and while traditional centralized air conditioners are often the best fit, they’re not the only option for your home.

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3 Ways to Lower those AC Bills This Summer

April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-systemSummer will be here soon, and hot weather seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Your air conditioner is more than just a luxury in these cases, and you’re going to need it to perform reliably every day without fail in order to keep your home cool and comfortable.

That means you’re very likely going to pay more for your air conditioning bills than you would during cooler parts of the year. Some of that is inevitable and unavoidable. You’re running your system for longer periods of time by necessity in the summer, and that’s going to cause your bills to spike. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is absolutely necessary.

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BBB grades best and worst Phoenix area A/C repair companies

March 30th, 2018

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) –

Choosing the right air conditioning repair company is not always easy, especially with some shady contractors out there looking to rip you off.

Jim Probst is president of George Brazil Air Conditioning & Heating.

Probst said that homeowners need to do their homework before hiring an air conditioning repairman.

“If you go online and you look and see that they have a lot of poor reviews, or a lot of complaints filed, odds are you could have that same experience,” said Probst.

Arizona’s Better Business Bureau is one of the better places to check up on a company’s history and customer service, Probst said.

Here’s a look at five of the best and five of the worst rated air conditioning companies across the Valley, as ranked by the BBB.

Companies with an “F” grade include:

  • L&S Air Conditioning and Heating in Phoenix.
  • Ron’s Air Conditioning and Heating Service in Peoria.
  • Sweet Mountain Air Cooling & Heating in Mesa.
  • Desert Valley Aire in Glendale.
  • 24/7 AC LLC in Mesa.

AC companies with an A-plus rating include:

All of the A-plus air conditioning companies have been in business a long time, have positive reviews and respond to customer complaints in a timely fashion, according to the BBB.

Many of the companies with an “F” grade failed to respond to customer complaints, had questionable business practices, or failed to have a proper license

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Replacement?

March 20th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementSpring will officially be here this week, and summer will be along before you know it. As the weather warms up, we’re going to be using our air conditioners more and more often, until we’re running it all day every day to counteract our scorching Arizona heat waves.

If your air conditioner is on its last leg, now is the time to get it replaced. You have plenty of time to schedule a replacement session, and your new air conditioner will save you a great deal of money and worry.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced Today!

March 19th, 2018

Today is the first day of spring, and in terms of your home, it usually marks the point when you’ll gradually stop running your heater and start running your air conditioner Before you know it, temperatures will have hit triple digits and you’ll need your air conditioner every day.

The last thing you need is an unexpected breakdown right in the middle of a heat wave, and while you’re likely paying more for your air conditioning bills in the summer simply because you’re running your system more often, you shouldn’t pay any more than is necessary.

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Charmaine and Chris Funk, owners of Cool Touch and The Trusted Plumber are proud to announce “Cool Touch & The Trusted Plumber Exceeding Expectations”!

February 15th, 2018

(Starting at the far left)
Kevin Orr has been with Cool Touch for 10 Years as our Residential Operations Manager. Kevin’s wealth of knowledge and superior customer relations keeps The Team moving like a well-greased machine. Looking forward to another 10 Years!

Austin Owen 2017 recipient of the “Team Player Award”. Wealth of knowledge and helps his teammates with anything he can. Great co-worker!

Then of course the owners Chris and Char.

Daniel Visuett 2017 recipient of the “Best Can Do Attitude Award” award. Happy and willing to help anyone and everyone. Never a question asked.

Luis Martinez is celebrating 10 years and we’re looking forward to another 10. Our customers love our Luis! Great technician very knowledgeable pleasure to work with.

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