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Wind and your HVAC System

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Monsoon is not the only time the wind blows here in the Valley of the Sun.  Sometimes the wind kicks up and dust devils toss not only dirt and debris, but other pollutants, into the air. Where there are strong winds, there is blowing dust when you live in the desert. The dust creates a thick haze, affecting visibility while driving. Not only do high winds and dust make it difficult to drive, but they also make it difficult to breathe if you have respiratory issues like asthma or allergies.

Here are a few tips to help you get through these windy days and still be comfortable:

  • Since a home's a/c unit filters the outside air, dust storms can strain it, making your system work harder and less efficiently. Learn more about how winds and monsoon affect your home's ability to keep pollutants out of your home by reading “Monsoon”.
  • Because the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country, it's imperative to keep the air we breathe while inside our homes as fresh as possible. An efficient HVAC unit can provide that. Read more about how to prevent dirt and dust from invading your home at “Indoor Air Quality.”
  • Pollen is the most difficult allergen to avoid and it's almost impossible to do so when the wind starts blowing. Learn how, with proper air balancing, duct sealing, and using the correct filter, you can prevent pollen and other allergens from getting in your house at “Pollen and your HVAC system.
  • Pollutants increase the chance of upper respiratory infections and cause adults to miss work, children to miss school, and often require multiple visits to doctors' offices and sometimes even the emergency room. “Asthma, Allergies, & Indoor Air Quality” discusses this topic in more detail.
  • Your heating and air conditioning system can either be contributing to asthma symptoms or causing asthma attacks by harboring and spreading pollen and other allergens. “HVAC and Asthma” mentions how a properly functioning HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens in part by maintaining a consistent indoor environment free from external, airborne irritants.
  • Air filters are vital at keeping pollutants from infiltrating your home. Wind picks up dust and that dust makes it into your home if you have a dirty air filter. Read what else a clean air filter can do for your family's health in our upcoming article, “The Importance of Changing Your Filter Regularly”.
  • Cleaning the air in your home so that your family is able to breathe easier is a priority at John's. We install home air cleaners that will help you breathe easier and we talk about them in “What is a Home Air Cleaner.”
  • Whole-home air filtration systems make the air in your home as clean as possible by removing annoying particulates and allowing you to breathe cleaner, healthier air. Not only will your health improve with this system, but a significant energy savings can also be realized. To answer the question, “Do You Need A Home Air Filtration System?” read our blog.

John's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling takes the way you breathe while inside your home seriously. If spring winds, monsoon, dust, pollen, and other irritating pollutants are interfering with your health, just call John's.

Summer Activity Sign-Ups for Mesa

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Need Ideas for Mesa Summer Activities?

It's April and that means school is nearing the end for the kids in Mesa. Are you ready for summer activity sign-ups? Keep the kids busy, and the parents sane, with these activities:

Boredom Busters Program

The City of Mesa is sponsoring a variety of summer programs for kids of all ages. For example, the Boredom Busters Program is for children entering first through seventh grade in the 2014-2015 school year. Participants will experience a variety of activities, including crafts, games, PE skills, movies, and swimming. Visit the City of Mesa website for more information.

Swimming Lessons

One of the saddest parts of having swimming pools in most Mesa area yards, are the stories of the children who drown or nearly drown. To prevent an accident like this, it is important your children learn to swim. Classes are being offered by the City of Mesa throughout the summer for a variety of age groups. Visit the City of Mesa website for more information.

 

Rulers of the Prehistoric Land, Sea, and Sky 4 Day Camp

For those who need a shorter commitment for summer activities, this Arizona Museum of Natural History-sponsored four day camp is perfect for you! Subjects include an overview of paleontology, meet and greet with a paleontologist, learning about fossils, dinosaurs, and other prehistoric creatures.

A variety of summer activity sign-ups for Mesa are happening throughout April and May. A busy kid is a kid who stays out of trouble and gains the added education, even when they're not in school. Where will your kids be this summer?

Ways to Observe Earth Day Mesa, AZ

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Today is Earth Day Mesa!

At John's Refrigeration, we love being eco-friendly and helping our customers make their homes more energy efficient. We're excited the Mesa community loves being green, too, especially on April 22nd, which is Earth Day.

 

When Did Earth Day Begin? 

The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970 by 20 million Americans. The event is now international; combining citizens, grassroots organizations, municipalities, and governments to spread the word about ways to protect the environment.

April is Valley Bike Month/Bike2Work Day

Observe Valley Bike Month when you Bike2Work on Earth Day. Stop by the north entrance of Mesa City Plaza for the Earth Day Expo. The event benefits a local charity and includes a pancake and smoothie breakfast from 6-8 am.

Celebrate Mesa 

Earth Day is about bringing communities together. Join your Mesa neighbors on April 26th and Celebrate Mesa. The event takes place 2 – 6 pm at Pioneer Park and includes fun for all ages. Bounce houses, carnival rides, food vendors, and tethered balloon rides are just a few of the fun things planned.

Water Awareness

April is Water Awareness Month. Join Mesa Mayor Scott Smith in the Water Awareness Campaign by pledging to conserve water and other natural resources. Learn ways to save water on landscaping with the tips offered on the Water Awareness website, including ways homeowners can receive rebates for removing grass and opting for eco-friendly landscaping options.

If we each do one small thing, we can change the world. April is a great time to learn ways to conserve resources and become more energy efficient. The team at John's Refrigeration is passionate about helping you stay comfortable and energy efficient in and around your home.

Why Arizona Doesn't Have Daylight Savings Time

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

On Sunday March 9, 2014, most of the nation will spring their clocks forward one hour to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The only area of Arizona that will change its clocks is the Navajo Nation. The rest of us will stay the same time.

 

Do you know why Arizona doesn't have Daylight Savings Time? It has to do with our summer weather.

DST started with an energy conservation effort by the US government more than 100 years ago. The increase of sunlight over the summer months means families have to spend less money on utilities. They can keep lights off for longer because the sun is shining until 9 or 10 pm.

This works great if summer weather isn't as extreme as what we experience in the desert. If we had Daylight Savings Time, the sun would come up at 6:30 am instead of 5:30 am. The sun would set at 9pm instead of 8pm. That means more time awake in the summer heat.

There have been periods of time when Arizona changed its clocks but it didn't go over well. People wanted time to be able to do personal activities like drive-in movies, nighttime golf, and spend time outside without the sun beating down on them. As a result, Arizona requested and received an exemption to daylight savings time from the US government.

Remember, if you're calling East after March 9th, they're three hours ahead of us. We're the same time as the Pacific coast until November when the clocks fall back an hour. Enjoy your summer evenings and stay cool through the heat of the summer.

Give the team at John's Refrigeration a call to schedule maintenance on your A/C before it gets too hot.

Nosebleeds and Your HVAC Unit

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

If you've ever wondered if there is a connection between your HVAC system and having a bloody nose, wonder no more.  Our Arizona desert is well known for its lack of humidity, but if our homes aren't properly ventilated, the air inside can be just as bad, if not worse, than the air outside. Poor indoor air quality and low humidity can cause or contribute to the development of dry and cracked skin, respiratory infections, asthma, and nosebleeds.

 

Controlling these health problems before they start, with humidifiers and clean indoor air, as well as appropriate ventilation with clean, fresh air, can reduce the number of nosebleeds you or family members experience. Mucous membranes in the nose and throat dry out, making you more susceptible to colds and respiratory illnesses. Adding humidity to a dry house or balancing the amount of humidity in your home can reduce nosebleeds and other, more serious health problems.

If your HVAC unit is running efficiently, it works to create an environment that keeps the air inside your home healthier and cleaner. A properly functioning HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens that irritate your nose and throat in part by maintaining a consistent indoor environment free from external, airborne irritants.

A whole house Humidification System can help increase the comfort of your home and allow you to breathe easier once John's identifies any air quality problems inside your home and resolves them. Between proper air balancing, duct sealing, using the correct filter, and making sure humidity levels are healthy, you can prevent pollen and other allergens from getting in your house, significantly reducing allergies and asthma symptoms.

John's Refrigeration will improve the air quality in your home by taking a holistic approach because we understand how your home, duct system, and A/C system work together to improve your health. Stop nosebleeds before they start and Just call John's.

Common Allergy Triggers in Arizona

Friday, February 28th, 2014

If you have a green lawn in Arizona, you have a lawn that was imported from outside our desert environment. Adding plants like this to the desert air has created a variety of allergic reactions, sometimes called Arizona Nose. If you're feeling pain between your eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, and congestion, you might be having an allergic reaction to the desert in bloom.

This year, allergies are in high gear early due in part to the warmer winter. Plants are blooming sooner than normal; they think it is springtime already. Our friend's orange tree is quite confused. There's fruit ready to be picked and orange blossoms ready to bloom all at the same time. Orange blossoms are a common allergy trigger; they smell delicious, but cause a lot of us to sneeze.

 

Other common allergy triggers in Arizona include:

  • Palo Verde Trees – found near desert washes and other flats; the trunk is grayish green and shiny. Thorns often appear at the base of leaves.
  • Red Fescue and other desert grasses commonly used in pastures and in desert landscape.
  • Date palms are the shorter, stockier palm trees. The male plants produce pollen, which is an allergy trigger.
  • Orange, peach, and other fruit tree blossoms produce pollen, which attracts bees and keeps the desert looking pretty, even if they do make us sneeze.

There are a variety of other triggers. While some of these plants and trees are native to Arizona, there are many that we have brought here, creating a high potential for allergies for many of us. Visit our blog post 5 Natural Remedies to learn ways to treat allergies without taking over the counter medication.

To learn more about the products and services offered by John's Refrigeration to help with your allergy symptoms, call us today!

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