Cool Touch Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Don’t Save Furnace Repairs for Next Season

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Winter is over, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still using your heater on those particularly chilly nights. And as long as your heater is running just fine, there’s no reason to stop using it, right?

That usually is right unless your heater suddenly develops a repair issue… But what with it being so close to the end of the heating season, it might be better to just stop using the heater, hold off on that repair, and then have it fixed later when it gets cold again.

That’s definitely a solid plan if your goal is to save a few bucks right now, but other than that, we can’t see it being any good for you. We can assure you that having your heater repairs performed as soon as they arise will always be the better option. Here’s why:

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What’s That Weird Smell From My Furnace?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

furnace-repairWhen we fire up our furnaces in the winter after returning from the cold, we think of the nice and cozy feeling of getting to relax without the need for a blanket or sweatshirts. The last thing you usually think about is the smell. That’s why it would be incredibly strange if your furnace started emitting odors all the sudden!

Some odors are completely harmless and will go away, and others might be very dangerous. To help you tell the difference between the two, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common odors that your furnace might emit.

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Low Air Flow Problems in Heaters Explained

Monday, January 21st, 2019

inside-furnaceNothing is more irritating than a heater that just isn’t blowing hot air. The heater could be blowing room temperature air, or maybe it doesn’t seem to be blowing air at all. We understand the frustration. After all, blowing hot air is the one thing it’s supposed to do right!

Along with your airflow woes, the heater may not be displaying any particular symptoms that could help you pinpoint the source of the problem. That just makes it harder to understand why it’s happening at all.

We can’t tell you what the problem is for sure without being there, so the least we can do is tell you about some of the most common issues.

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4 Reasons Your Thermostat is Malfunctioning

Monday, January 7th, 2019

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatIf you’re experiencing problems with your furnace this winter, the natural reaction is to call for an expert in Phoenix, AZ heating services and have them inspect your furnace. But what if they don’t find anything wrong with your furnace? In that case, it could be a problem with the thermostat.

The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, but it’s often taken for granted. It’s not uncommon that many people overlook it when troubleshooting issues with their system.

Knowing the difference between an HVAC problem and a thermostat problem might save you from having to make a service call! We’ll explain 5 common issues down below so you can know what to look out for.

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The Best Time to Schedule Heating Services

Monday, December 24th, 2018

One question we get every now and then is:

“When’s the best time to get HVAC repairs?”

The answer to that question is simply, “When you need it!”

Sorry, we know that’s not the actual answer you’re looking for—but it’s true. You typically won’t need to schedule a heating service unless the need arises. The only other time would be when it’s time for maintenance (and we do have some advice for when that time comes).

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What to Do About a Short Cycling Furnace

Friday, December 7th, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIn the past, HVAC equipment was made with one simple objective in mind: heat or cool your home as fast as possible. Often, that meant installing powerful equipment. It was certainly effective—but at the cost of an extravagant energy bill.

Advances in HVAC technology made it possible to introduce a balance between efficiency and power. This was achieved with cycles. But even so, this balance of efficiency and power must be maintained in accordance with the size of your home. If there’s a problem in the furnace—or even a problem with the furnace’s installation—it can cause short cycling.

We’ll explain what short cycling is and what you can do about it.

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Which to Install: Ductless Heat Pump or Furnace?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

question-markAlthough they’re both considered forced-air heaters, ductless heat pumps and furnaces couldn’t be more different. They both have a range of benefits but understanding their differences can make all the difference when it comes time to install a new heater. Keep reading to see how they compare in three different factors.

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Preventative Maintenance – USA Club Program

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Extend the life of your A/C Unit with Preventative Maintenance

Many people do not understand just how important  regular A/C unit maintenance is, to extend the life of your HVAC unit.  This type of service is known in the air conditioning industry as Preventative Maintenance.  If you ask any HVAC Technician or Air Conditioner Repairman in Phoenix Az about the importance of preventative a/c unit maintenance, they will likely share that it is extremely important to the overall health and efficiency of your air conditioner.  That’s because it is true!  An air conditioner that has annual preventative maintenance and seasonal HVAC tune ups will have a longer life expectancy, nearly double that of a unit that is not maintained.  Did you catch that?  You can extend the life of your HVAC unit, condenser, compressor and all the moving parts that make your air conditioner work, by simply having regular preventative maintenance completed.

What is included in a HVAC Unit Maintenance Service Call?  At Cool Touch our technicians are thoroughly trained to follow the industry standards to ensure that your A/C unit is functioning properly, is running efficiently and is mechanically sound. The HVAC Repairman (Cool Touch Technician)  will complete a detailed inspection that includes the following services: (Recommended Twice Per Year)  – Check electrical connections, Check safety controls, Check thermostat calibration, Check fan blade tightness, Lubricate fan motor, Measure amp draw, Check air flow. (For Summer) – Clean condenser, Check evaporator coil, Check refrigerant lines, Check “Start” and “Run” capacitors, Check “Start” and “Run” relays, Check refrigerant level, Check condensate drain. (For Winter) – Check burners, Carbon monoxide check, Check for proper venting, Check manifold pressure, Check service valves, Check heat exchanger/chamber and more.

As you can see, quite a lot is involved in the HVAC unit preventative maintenance.  After this inspection is completed, you will know that your A/C unit is ready to tackle the hot summer months and your heating furnace is prepared for the chilly winter season.  In the Arizona Valley of the Sun, we see a wide range of temperatures throughout the year.  So, be prepared.   A cool comfortable home is a happy home.

READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT?  Visit our website or contact our office team at (623)584-3762. Cool Touch, an Arizona LLC serves the entire state of Arizona for residential HVAC service and commercial HVAC service, repairs, replacements, installations and regular maintenance. We also offer great deals on new HVAC unit sales, as an Authorized Dealer for Amana.  Need a new air conditioner?  Then our deals are the best in the west! A family owned business with an excellent reputation in business since the 2002 located in the Phoenix West Valley city of Peoria Arizona. Our service area extends all over the Phoenix Valley including Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Surprise, Buckeye, Goodyear, Tolleson, Laveen, Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Verrado, Vistancia, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Festival, Sun City Grand, Glendale, Deer Valley, Arrowhead, Marley Park, and many more.  For more information or to schedule an appointment —  contact us, visit our website or call us at (623) 584-3762.

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Sweet 16 – The last A/C you’ll ever need!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Sweet 16 Winter Savings Promotion – The Last Air Conditioner You’ll Ever Need!

 

Winter Savings Sweet 16 Deal at Cool Touch HVACPurchase a 16 SEER Total Comfort System with a variable speed furnace – or Variable Speed Air Handler.  This system carries a lifetime unit replacement guarantee and qualifies for up to a $300 utility rebate.  Have it installed by March 30, 2016 to receive an installed price that is absolutely ironclad guaranteed to be the best value at the lowest cost you can get in the Central Arizona in that time period.

At a 20% discount from our normal price. Normally $9,850 we will discount 20% to $7,880 PLUS a $200 Cash Rebate and $300 from our utility so $7,380 installed after rebates.  16 SEER package unit is $6,728 after 15% Discount & Rebates  (3 ton/80,000 BTU, same discounts and rebates apply to all tonnages. Plus tax).

Here’s how we make the offer even sweeter….

This system comes with a 16 years parts and labor warranty for service and repairs. That’s right – 16 full years of no worries, in writing 10 Year Parts and 16 Year Labor Warranty on Package Equipment.  No one offers this — no one!

You will also receive a 3 Year Maintenance Agreement and we will add one High Tech Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 Touch Stat Thermostat.Amana Equipment

ON TOP OF ALL THAT – Cool Touch Ironclad Peace of Mind Guarantees:

  • 2 Year Money Back No Questions Asked Test Drive Guarantee
  • Best Value at the Lowest Cost in Writing Guarantee
  • 2 Year Hotel Guarantee
  • Both the A/C and Furnace come with a LIFETIME UNIT REPLACEMENT guarantee should a compressor or heat exchanger fail you get a brand new unit (On Split Systems, 99 Year Compressor Warranty on Package Equipment).

HURRY! OFFER EXPIRES 3/30/16

 

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Cool Touch is a family–owned, Phoenix area business established in 2002. The owners, Chris & Charmaine Funk, have over 20 years of experience in the air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical industry.  We install American Standard, Goodman, and Amana equipment, but we service almost all other makes and models. We also offer service agreements for preventative air conditioning and heating maintenance. Cool Touch installs and repairs air conditioning and heating systems throughout the greater Phoenix and surrounding cities. Our air conditioning and heating technicians are highly skilled and provide exceptional customer service to both our residential and commercial clients. The team at Cool Touch has a combined 50 years of experience in the Arizona heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical industry. To learn more about us CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

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The Benefits of a Properly Insulated Home

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

In Phoenix our summer heat can be extremely brutal, no question about that. Your air conditioning is often running full-blast all day long and home owners start to wonder about that extra expense, which is one of the necessary evils of living in the desert. Your air conditioning expense doesn’t have to be as big as what you’re currently paying to keep your home cool. Properly insulating your home can cut the costs of air conditioning in the summer months and, additionally, it can also help lower your heating bill in the winter.

Good insulation keeps the cold air (or heat) circulating inside your home more effectively, thereby reducing the need for raising the thermostat. Some homes are better insulated than others and some homeowners find less of a need to keep the central heat or air conditioning running during the day saving them money in the long run.

Having a well-insulated home far outweigh the costs of having the air conditioning running all day in a poor insulated home. There are many insulation companies in the Phoenix and surrounding areas, like Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa that specialize in heating, air-conditioning and the various types of insulation jobs. Ask our air conditioning experts if they think adding additional insulation is the right move for you to help keep your air conditioning and heating bills down. We can also assist you in estimating how much it may be possible to save by having insulation installed throughout your home. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that, with proper insulation, you could potentially cut your heating and air-conditioning bills in half!

Contact Cool Touch today and see how we can assist with your energy savings 623-584-3762 or https://cooltouch.us

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