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Eco-Friendly Products ~ Going Green

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

We’ve Gone Green With Eco-Friendly Products

It’s Earth Day, the perfect day to honor Mother Earth!

At Cool Touch we are proud to offer environment friendly “eco-friendly” products and services that help homeowners to be more energy efficient and make a smaller carbon footprint on Mother Earth. Are you thinking of going green?  We offer a varietyeco-friendly-product-sticker-29541280676384aida of products and services that can help you transition to an energy efficient “green” home.

Let’s talk about the attic – air duct work and insulation. Our team at Cool Touch are experts at air duct cleanings, air duct repairs and proper insulation.  All of which are necessary to have an energy efficient property.  The insulation product that we offer is Owens Corning’s fiber glass and foam building insulation which is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.  The GREENGUARD Certification is awarded to products that are low-emitting and help to maintain better, cleaner indoor air quality.

What does GREENGUARD Certification mean to me?

greenguard-logoProducts certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute have been subjected to rigorous tests and found to produce low emissions of formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), respirable particles and other pollutants. Therefore, GREENGUARD Certified products meet stringent indoor air quality standards. GREENGUARD Certification provides customers with an independent third party’s assurance of the indoor air quality performance of Owens Corning’s insulating products.

When you choose Cool Touch you can be confident that we are doing our part to honor the Earth. And, after your appointment you will be doing your part too! Let’s celebrate Mother Earth together!

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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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Is Turning Off Your A/C a Smart Idea?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A recent Slate article made fun of a new trend in the Northeast. Apparently, homes and businesses are shutting off their air conditioning in the middle of summer as a way to save the environment. Supposedly, air conditioning is an unnecessary “comfort” and people should simply learn to adjust to whatever temperature is outside.

As Arizonans, we all just shake our head at this logic. It would be absolutely crazy to turn off our a/c in the middle of a Phoenix AZ summer. While “adjusting” to an “extreme high” of ninety degrees for a few days each summer is certainly possible in New York, residents of Phoenix, Arizona have to deal with temperatures and a heat index that regularly go over 109 degrees for months at a time.

With these kind of really extreme temperatures, it’s dangerous to turn off an air conditioning system. Every year, thousands of people who live in the lower latitudes die because they are unable to cool down. This isn’t just limited to third-world countries. Several years ago, a heat wave in France was blamed for the deaths of over 3,000 people. Despite the country being very developed, too many homes and small businesses did not have an air conditioning system and many were exposed to severe heat exhaustion. When the body uses up it’s energy sources and electrolytes to keep the body hydrated and cool, you can go into shock or suffer from heat stroke.

Air conditioning is more than a comfort. Just last September, Chicago Public Schools had to close several of their schools and send students home early because temperatures inside the classrooms reached unsafe levels. Administrators and teachers reported that students were fainting and getting nosebleeds, even though they had opened windows and passed out cold water. Elementary schools without air conditioning were hit the hardest. Because young children cannot cool themselves through sweating as efficiently as adults, they are much more prone to heat stroke and other heat related problems.

Even empty buildings can be damaged by a lack of air conditioning. Most computer equipment and modern electronics such as television sets has to be kept at a temperature below ninety degrees. Many of these items contain rare earth metals and gases that have very low melting points. That means that getting these devices too hot will cause circuitry and other components to melt. A non-air conditioned building in the middle of summer can easily get over 110. By turning off an air conditioner to save money, it is possible to cause thousands of dollars of damage to the equipment inside a house or business.

While preaching that everyone should turn off their air conditioners might make some people sound environmentally conscious, the truth is that residents of Phoenix,AZ should not even think of attempting this. If you’re looking to save money, make sure your system is operating at peak efficiency (a licensed HVAC technician like Cool Touch can help with this) or consider making an investment in a programmable thermostat. Our professionally trained technicians could help you program your thermostat so you know how to do this efficiently all year round.

Contact our office today and we’ll help you get the most from your air conditioning system as well as help you save money. Our recommendations will not only be cost effective but will also aid in helping the environment.

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Clean Air for Your Home

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Are you aware that over 70,000,000 million people in the United States suffer from upper respiratory illnesses and chronic allergies? Having clean air in your home, more specifically, eliminating allergens from the air is very important.

Here are a few simple tips to purify your home’s air:

1) Replacing Air Filters: It’s important to replace your home’s air filters consistently. By implementing new filters in the appropriate places helps filter out animal dander, plant pollen, dust, mold, and more.

2) Mechanical & Electronic Air Cleaners: These types of air cleaners can be installed as a part of your system to eliminate other allergens that have built up in the home due to your home being sealed up to prevent energy loss. They also can filter out particles that are too small to be removed by filters, such as gas and smoke.

3) Humidifier Installation: Some times the sir in a house gets too dry and contributes to a persons respiratory issues. We can come out to your home and install new humidifiers as a part of your new ductwork. Or we can check to make sure your current humidifier is working properly.

4) Ductwork Cleaning: Ductwork cleaning clears the air in your home by allowing the air coming from your AC Unit or Heater to move evenly to every room of the house. It also keeps air moving so it’s properly ventilated by your filtration system. We recommend having your ductworks checked annually to ensure the air in your home is clean and being distributed freely within your home to every room.

For more information on how you can clean up your homes air quality and start reducing some of your current allergies or upper respiratory issues, call the experts at Cool Touch and we’ll be happy to assist you!

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