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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: Improving Your Heater’s Performance

Monday, January 14th, 2013

If you’re like most people, you would love to reduce the amount of energy that your home uses. Whatever your reasons are for that, focusing your efforts on your heating system this winter is a great way to potentially reduce the amount of energy that you use heating your home. At Cool Touch, we love helping our customers make their homes more efficient. We wanted to put together a quick list of some of the ways that we can help you get the most out of heating system this winter. Contact Cool Touch today to speak to one of our Surprise heating experts if you have any questions about heating performance and improving the efficiency of your home.

Regular Heating Maintenance in Surprise

One of the best ways to make sure your heating system works well is to get it regularly maintained by a professional Surprise, AZ heating contractor. There are a number of very important benefits to this.

  • Reduced repairs – When you have a trained heating technician inspecting your heating system regularly, they can find small issues before they turn into larger, more costly repairs. This is a great way to keep your heating system working well and to potentially avoid expensive repairs.
  • Improved efficiency – Over time, your heating system will start to develop small problems that will make it work harder and lower its efficiency. With regular inspections, cleaning and replacements, your heating system can maintain its efficiency.
  • Extended life – We’ve replaced countless heating systems that were destroyed by small problems that never got fixed. With regular heating maintenance, your technician can fix those problems before they break your heater permanently.

The Ductwork

The ductwork in your home is incredibly important to the proper operation of your heating system. Once the heated air leaves your furnace or heat pump, it has to travel through an extensive network of ducts. During that travel, if your ducts have holes or cracks in them, that heated air can get leaked to the outside and wasted. Having your ducts regularly inspected, cleaned and maintained is a great way to keep them working well.

If you’re interested in making sure that your heating system is working well, call the experts at Cool Touch. We provide complete heating installation and repair in Surprise, AZ for many different types and brands of heating systems. Call us today!

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Heating FAQ: What are the Advantages of Installing a Packaged Heating System?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Are you wondering about the advantages of installing a packaged heating system in your Phoenix area home? Call Cool Touch, and one of our heating experts can go over the different types of systems that we install. If you decided that a packaged HVAC system is right for you, we’ll install it and take over the routine maintenance so that you get lasting results.

Most residential packaged heating systems are installed at the ground level outside the home, while commercial units are installed on the roof. The advantage to this is that you get a quieter system, and all the components are located in one large cabinet, which makes the also easier to maintain and repair. Keep in mind that you should only hire a contractor you trust to install any type of heating system.

Getting the right size and type for your home is an important part of extending the life of the system and reducing repair needs and heating costs. Any new system will be more efficient, and there are many high-efficiency packaged systems on the market today. Additionally, commercial HVAC systems are different than residential systems in the amount of BTUs that they can handle.

If you aren’t sure what size or amount of output you need, a heating professional will be able to assess your current system and home to make sure you get the right model. Call the Phoenix heating contractors at Cool Touch for quality service! Contact Cool Touch today!

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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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Getting Your Peoria Heating System Ready for Use

Monday, November 5th, 2012

When the coldest days and nights of the year are just around the corner, will you be ready for them? If your heating system is not prepared to handle the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable in the coming season then the answer is no. Don’t risk the comfort in your Peoria home this winter. Call Cool Touch Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical today to ensure that your home heating system is ready for the chill coming your way. We can get your heating system ready for action to ensure your comfort all winter long, so contact us to schedule service and guarantee that your heating system is up to the challenge.

There are a few things that you homeowners can do on your own to start preparing your heater for use. First of all, clean or replace your air filters. When dirt and debris are allowed to accumulate and build up on the air filters in your heating system it creates airflow resistance. The more airflow resistance there is the harder you heating system has to work. Conversely, the harder that your heating system has to work the less efficient it is. This means that you will pay more to heat your home while getting less of a return on that expense. Forcing your heater to work harder than it should have to can also cause it to incur damages and wear and tear that could easily be avoided. Don’t let something as simple as dirty air filters compromise the performance of your home heating system in Peoria.

There are airflow issues to take into consideration outside of your house as well. Make sure that your outdoor unit is clear of all fallen leaves and debris that can disrupt the intake of air to your heating system. The easier it is for this outdoor unit to operate the less likely it is that your system’s performance will suffer. Of course, not all of the preparation to ensure the efficient, effective performance of your home heating system can be performed on your own. That brings us to the most important step that you can take in getting your home heating system ready for use.

Schedule regular, professional maintenance with a dependable heating service provider. This is the best, most important way that you can ensure your comfort this winter. Only skilled, trained professionals are capable of tuning up your home heating system and making any repairs necessary to get your heater in good working condition. Operating a heating system when it is in any way compromised will cost you money in lost efficiency and repair costs. Don’t take that chance.

For more information about the importance of preparing your home for the coming cold, call the home heating professionals at Cool Touch today. We’ve been providing high quality heating installation, maintenance and repair service throughout the Peoria area for years, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

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AC Tip: What is a Packaged HVAC Unit?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Packaged heating and air conditioning units are very popular in parts of the United States where it is often warmer. One of the reasons for this is because packaged air systems save space and they are very energy efficient. In this blog post, we’re going to describe the different types of packaged air systems and how they work.

Packaged HVAC

Virtually any kind of heating and air conditioning system can come as a “packaged” system. As the name implies, a packaged air system has all of the parts needed for heating and cooling in one, compact package. For a packaged AC unit, the air filter, coils, compressor and air handler are all in one unit. In the case of a packaged heat pump, all of the component for both heating and cooling would be conveniently tied up in one unit.

Electrical Strip Heat

For some packaged air conditioning systems, they can also heat your home using electrical strip heat. With this system, an electrical strip unit comprised of several coils of wire is placed inside the air handler. In heating mode, the strip produces heat using electrical resistance. The strip heats the air as it is blown across it and warms your home.

Space Benefits

As you might guess, having all of the heating and air conditioning components in one unit would save a lot of space. Packaged units are commonly placed on a flat surface outside or on horizontal roofs. Not only does this save room indoors, but it also keeps the noise level down inside.

Energy Efficiency

Packaged air conditioning and heating systems offer a high SEER and AFUE rating. For some models, a 13 SEER and 80% AFUE rating are achieved.

Maintenance Benefits

With all of your heating and air conditioning systems in one place, it makes maintenance very easy. When you have your packaged HVAC system maintained on a regular basis, your technician only has to go to one place to do all of the work. Regular maintenance can potentially extend the life of your unit and allow it to operate more efficiently.

If you have any questions about packaged air systems or if your interested in having one installed at your home in Scottsdale, then call Cool Touch today. Our trained technicians can talk with you about your home to make sure that a packaged HVAC system is right for you.

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Heating Tip: How to Choose a New Furnace

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Are you thinking of purchasing a new furnace? Are you not sure what features to look for or how to get the most efficient furnace for your home? Whether you are in the market for a furnace replacement, or you are looking for the most cost-effective way to heat a new home, there are several features to look for to ensure that you get an efficient furnace.

Call the Scottsdale heating experts at Cool Touch if you want to know more about choosing the right furnace for your home. Here are a few things to look for as you start your search.

The first is the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating, or you can simply look for the Energy Star label to know whether you are getting a high-efficiency system. If you aren’t sure how to interpret the AFUE ratings, call a heating contractor with questions. All new furnaces should be rated above 80%, but if you want a high-efficiency furnace, look for ratings above 90%, which means that at least ninety percent of the fuel is being used for actual heat.

New furnaces will also have variable speeds so that the system can run at lower speeds for longer to help maintain comfortable temperatures more efficiently. Look for models that have multiple speeds for the fans. This feature is usually listed as a multi-stage furnace or variable speed fans. These multispeed furnaces are more efficient because the various fan settings use less energy to get the temperatures at the desired setting.

The last thing to consider besides the size and output is the condition of your ductwork and how well you home is insulated and sealed. We can help you determine this and size the furnace according to your square footage, number of windows, etc. If your ductwork needs improvements, this should be taken care of prior to the installation in order to get the most out of your new high-efficiency model.

Feel free to contact Cool Touch to discuss your options with one of our Scottsdale furnace specialists. We can help you select the right furnace for your home, and we’ll make sure that it is installed properly and maintained for years of efficient heat.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

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