Cool Touch Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Choosing the Right AC for Your Home

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Choosing a brand new air conditioning system for your home can certainly be a little overwhelming — with so many options on the market today, how do you know which system is going to be a good fit?

Narrowing down your options can be quite tricky, which is why we are here to help! Below, we have listed some of the best air conditioning systems on the market today to give you a bit of a head start. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! So, what are you waiting for?

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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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Heating Tip: Understanding the Safety Features on Your Furnace or Heat Pump

Monday, November 19th, 2012

One of the most important measures you can take as Peoria, AZ homeowner is to understand how to safely operate your furnace or heat pump. While there are the same basic types of safety devices on furnaces and heat pumps, there function differently for the different models. Knowing how these devices work on your specific model. Call Cool Touch if you have further questions.

Safety Features for Gas Furnaces

The main safety feature of gas furnaces is the limit switch, which shuts off the gas supply if it detects flames or heat outside the burner chamber. This device is typically located outside the chamber, and once it cuts off the gas, it will shut down the furnace until it is reset. Some furnace models feature controls that will display an error message or a manual reset button. If the limit switch has shut down the furnace, this button needs to be pushed before the furnace will turn back on; however, the reason for the limit switch locking out the furnace needs to be resolved or it will keep happening.

Heat Pump and Dual Fuel Safety Features

Heat pumps and dual fuel systems also feature a type of limit switch called the high-pressure limit switch. This device functions like the limit switch for gas furnaces, and it detects temperatures that are higher than normal in the airstream near the heat exchanger. It will shut down the backup gas furnace on dual fuel systems, but in the summer, the limit switch can accidentally get flipped under certain weather conditions, such as high air pressure.

More often than not, the limit switch on a heat pump shuts down the system because it got too hot due to improper airflow, which can be caused by a dirty or clogged air filter. If this happens often, these devices may eventually need to be replaced, and this is another reason it is important to change filters regularly. If you aren’t sure how to re-set your system, check the owner’s manual or call an HVAC technician.

Feel free to call the Peoria, AZ heating professionals at Cool Touch if you need more instruction or would like to schedule a service visit. Call us today!

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Backup Heating Options for Heat Pumps in Glendale, AZ

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Heat pumps are a great option if you want to have one system that both heats and cools your home. Heat pumps are also desirable because they are very efficient systems. But in extreme weather conditions, like during the winters in Glendale, AZ, heat pumps can actually become more inefficient. In this blog pots, we’re going to discuss why that happens and what the options are to account for that.

Heat Pumps in Extreme Cold

In heating mode, heat pumps move heat from outside into your home. Depending on the type of heat pump that you have, this can present difficulties for the efficiency of your heat pump. If you have a ground source heat pump, like a geothermal system, this may not be that much of a problem because the ground stays relatively the same temperature. But if you have an air source heat pump, which is very common in Glendale, as the temperature drops there is less available heat in the air. Depending on the model of heat pump that you have, that temperature can be between 30° F and 40° F. Other heat pumps can still operate at temperatures lower than 30° F.

Backup Heating Options

In order to supplement the work of the heat pump, some heat pumps need a back-up heating system. This system will work in tandem with the heat pump and, if it gets really cold, can completely replace the heat pump. There are a number of options available for backup heating systems. Here are just a couple of them.

Electric Resistance

Your toaster is uses electric resistance to generate heat. As a back-up heating system in a heat pump, these are called electric heating strips. This type of heat is generally very inefficient but can activate very quickly. They are also very easy to install when compared to a back-up furnace because they don’t need a gas line. Heating strips can normally be installed in the air handler and connected to a power source.

Back up Furnace

When you use a back-up furnace, the system is referred to a hybrid heat or dual fuel system. If you’re using propane, oil or natural gas for your home already, adding a furnace that uses one of those fuels won’t be that difficult. This is a great way to back up your heat pump.

If you’re interested in learning more about back-up heating or if you’d like to install one in your home in Glendale, contact Cool Touch today.

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