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How to get rid of dust

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Every home carries dust, but how much dust lives in your home depends on a number of factors, such as the climate you live in, if you have pets, smoke cigarettes, or even cook certain types of foods. In addition to being a sight for sore eyes and often a trigger for allergy sufferers, dust can contain toxic chemicals.

Living in Arizona, we're no strangers to dust and it's not just something that affects air quality during monsoon. During winter in the Phoenix metro area, a layer of cooler air becomes trapped by a layer of warmer air just above it, forming what's called an inversion. An inversion traps pollutants from all kinds of sources and this increases the chances of carbon monoxide. That is why it's necessary to take care of the system that circulates the air in your house on a regular basis to prevent these toxins from getting into your home.

Here's our list of effectively and safely:

  • Fit your air conditioning system with high quality filters and change them frequently to make sure they're doing their job. At John's Refrigeration our air cleaner installation experts can work with you to make sure that the air quality in your home is safe. We also take care to ensure the new filter in your home doesn't impede the balance of air pressure in your home or reduce the efficiency of your system.
  • Caulk cracks and crevices to prevent dust from getting into those hard to reach areas.
  • Vacuum frequently, using one with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. If you are prone to allergies or suffer from asthma, you may want to consider investing in a vacuum that has high suction and high dust removal capability. Make sure to clean out and replace the filter regularly.
  • Clean with microfiber cloths; their smaller fibers cling to the dust particles. Avoid synthetic sprayers and wipes, as they only add unwanted chemicals to the air.
  • Mop uncarpeted floors regularly with water and the manufacturer's recommended cleaning products.

If your home has an excessive amount of dust and you're worried about the toxins your family is breathing in, call John's today to schedule a peak performance home evaluation. We will be able to look at not only your air conditioning and heating system, but also the way you live in your home and then offer recommendations to keep the air in your home dust free and clean.

What's That Brown Cloud on the Horizon? How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Living in the desert, Arizona homes can experience higher levels of dust and other contaminants than homes in other climates. As a result, it's important to consider your home's indoor air quality and learn what you can do to ensure a healthy environment for your family.

Those who suffer from allergies can be especially susceptible to issues from poor air quality in the home. Other signs your home may have poor indoor air quality include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Nausea

Many symptoms resulting from issues with indoor air quality appear similar to the flu and often go undiagnosed.

To help improve your indoor air quality, start by contacting John's Refrigeration to learn about our air quality services. There are a number of simple steps to take to help insure healthier indoor air quality:

  • Check the duct system: Air contaminants like dust, pollen, and other environmental toxins can get into your home and circulate through dirty, leaky ducts. Getting ducts cleaned, checked for leaks, and repaired is a valuable first step for protecting the air you breathe.
  • Install an air filter: After checking and sealing the duct system, John's can install our Fresh Air Filter System that will help continue to keep the home ventilated with clean air. Air filters catch pollutants before they enter the indoor air.
  • Beware of carbon monoxide: Carbon Monoxide is an odorless but poisonous gas that can come from your heater, furnace, fireplace, or other gas appliances and tools. Undetected, it can cause a number of health issues and can be fatal. When we conduct a heating repair service, we check for things like cracks in the heater, where carbon monoxide can leak.
  • Add a humidifier: Our dry climate leaves the indoor air lacking moisture, causing skin issues, potential respiratory problems, and increased dust. Adding a humidifier to the system can help alleviate these issues and allow homeowners to manage the humidity levels in the home.

To schedule an inspection to check on the quality of your indoor air, contact John's Refrigeration at (480) 718-1172.

Preventing Illness at Home During Flu Season

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Whole Home Air Purifiers: They Help You Breathe Easier

It's that time of year. Kids are bringing home nasty germs and inevitably, everyone in the house will take their turn at being sick. Obviously washing your hands and cleaning surfaces with disinfectant will help. But what if you could have a whole home solution? One that worked for you all year around? One that would strip the germs right out of the air so that you don't have to worry?Well we have the solution for you. Our whole home air purifier. (more…)

Air Filtration for Good Health

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

If you suffer from respiratory problems like asthma and allergies, an air filtration system might be what you need to improve your family's health. Air filtration is often overlooked by many homeowners. But it is a simple solution to many issues found within the home.

A home's HVAC system needs to have unrestricted air flow in order to work properly and efficiently. An air filtration system that is clogged with dust from your home is not filtering out the harmful pollutants found in just about every home. Since your a/c unit needs to breathe well in order to keep you and your family breathing well, it's best to take the simple actions needed to make sure you are comfortable in your home.

Remember to replace your air filter every month. Replacing the air filter allows your HVAC unit to run correctly. Clogged filters can lead to an overworked system that requires replacing sooner than necessary. A new unit can mean an expense that most homeowners simply cannot afford. If you have an electrostatic air filter, clean it once a month to optimize airflow. Electrostatic air filters don't need to be replaced – just cleaned regularly – which saves you money, too.

Additionally, your home might be a great candidate for the installation of a whole-home air filtration system. A whole-home air filtration system cleans the air in your home by removing the particulates that often cause respiratory distress. When the air in your home is cleaner, you can breathe cleaner, healthier air. Some of the particulate matter that can be found in your home includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances such as ovens, and particles associated with tiny organisms like dust mites and bacteria.

If you would like to have your home checked to see how you can improve the air your family breathes every day, Just Call John's.

What is a Home Air Cleaner?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Clean air in your home not only means having to dust less often, but being able to breathe easier. Indoor air is often dirtier than outside air if your HVAC unit and its ductwork aren't properly installed and maintained. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections and asthma. It can also cause headaches, eye, nose, throat, and respiratory irritation, coughing, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, muscle pain, and fatigue.

One of the best ways to improve the quality of air in your home is to remove those contaminants with a whole home air cleaner, such as an air filtering or air purification system. John's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling offers several solutions to your air quality problems. Our air filters and air purifiers are installed in your home's ductwork where they can interact with the optimal amount of air.

John's offers several home air cleaner services like our Filtered Fresh Air System, air filtering, air purification, duct repair and replacement. These types of services are designed to prevent contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, and VOC's from getting into your home and polluting your air. Just Call John's. We'll make you feel comfortable, all the way around.

Symptoms of Asthma and Your HVAC

Monday, February 10th, 2014

If you or a family member has asthma, your heating and air conditioning system can either be contributing to symptoms of asthma or causing asthma attacks by harboring and spreading allergens. Or, if your HVAC system is running efficiently, it could be creating an environment that helps you manage your allergy symptoms and keeps the air inside your home healthier and cleaner. A properly functioning HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens in part by maintaining a consistent indoor environment free from external, airborne irritants.

Central a/c can help asthmatics breathe, sleep, and live easier, but only if the system is working the way it is supposed to be. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your HVAC unit, it must be maintained properly. Between proper air balancing, duct sealing, and using the correct filter, you can prevent pollen and other allergens from getting in your house, significantly reducing allergies and asthma symptoms.

Have the unit serviced annually by a certified HVAC contractor and you will dramatically improve the air quality in your home while also prolonging the life of your heating and air conditioning system by stopping dirt and other small particles from getting to the mechanical components that make up the unit.

Since the allergens found in indoor air are mostly tiny irritants such as pollen and bacteria, as well as pet dander, cockroach, and other insect pest particles, they are easily inhaled. It is important that people with asthma maintain a healthy indoor environment in order to reduce exposure to these indoor asthma triggers. Not only can poor indoor air quality make the symptoms of asthma worse for someone who already has it, but it may also play a role in the development of asthma in more susceptible people, like small children.

Keeping the air in your home free of these allergens is an important step towards keeping your family healthy. Call John's so we can address any symptoms of asthma you may be experiencing, service your HVAC unit, and discuss which filter is best for your system. Because we are your indoor comfort specialists.

Asthma, Allergies, & Indoor Air Quality

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Allergy and asthma control begins where we spend 90% of our time: at home. Controlling the air quality in your home can reduce allergy and asthma symptoms and decrease the triggers that cause flare-ups.

Allergies don't only cause sneezing and runny noses; they are also a main trigger for asthma attacks. You could have a chronic problem breathing well (easily, deeply) or coming down with respiratory issues. And it's possible to develop asthma and allergies as an adult, even if you never had either as a child.

Although everyone is affected by it, people with asthma are more sensitive and experience the effects of poor indoor air quality more quickly and more severely. 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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that asthma “is the leading chronic illness of children in the United States and the leading cause of school absenteeism due to chronic illness.”

The American Lung Association recommends source control as the first line of defense against indoor air pollution. Increasing the circulation of outdoor air into the home and reducing the humidity as much as possible helps because fresh air can also reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants. By reducing humidity, dust mite and mold growth decreases. Air conditioners help reduce the humidity and also prevent the exposure of outdoor allergens, as long as the units are routinely serviced and running correctly.

Most health risks associated with poor indoor air quality can be minimized with proper system maintenance. A clean and efficient HVAC system is an essential tool to have in your family's health tool box. John's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling is authorized by both SRP and APS for duct testing and repair. We test your duct system to identify areas where the contaminants are getting into your home and will recommend actions you can take to keep your indoor air as safe as possible. We also sell and can install reusable electrostatic air filters, which attract and hold onto airborne particles like a magnet. The particles are only released when the filters are cleaned. This way, those particles stay in the filter instead of making their way into your lungs.

At John's, we are your indoor comfort specialists and can address any issues with the air inside your home; making it easier to breathe easier.

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