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How to Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Monday, January 25th, 2016

People tend to think of energy efficiency as strictly a winter affair, dealing with your home's ability to retain heat and nothing else. Accordingly, many homeowners in Mesa, AZ tend to let it slip, since we worry far more about our hot summers than our comparatively mild winters in this part of the world. This can be a big mistake. Energy efficiency is a year round issue, and by taking a few steps to improve your home's energy efficiency, you can save not only on heating bills this winter, but on air conditioning bills when high temperatures come around again. Here's a few tips. (more…)

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.

What is an energy audit?

Friday, January 8th, 2016

 

Are you seeing constant spikes in your electricity and/or heating bill? Have you ever questioned the efficiency of your heating system or the working order of your washer and dryer? If you've answered yes to both these questions, you should seriously think about having a professional conduct an energy audit in Gilbert AZ or wherever your home is located in the East Valley. The objective of an energy audit is to pinpoint places or parts of your home where you are losing energy.

At John's Refrigeration, our energy audit process is both unique and comprehensive. The first part of our process is to schedule an appointment with the homeowner to talk about their concerns while asking questions about the home's current energy efficiency.

After the initial meeting, the technician will inspect the entire property, including the ductwork, attic and/or crawlspace, the air conditioning and heating system, and the lighting and appliances.

Following the inspection, the technician will perform some tests to get reliable readings on the efficiency of the home. These tests show if the home has any energy leaks and helps determine if the home has positive or negative pressure.

Upon completion of the tests, we present the homeowner with our recommendations and provide a plan of action. A variety of issues can be the cause of inefficiencies in the home. Oftentimes we suggest an upgrade of appliances to Energy Star systems, but more times than not it tends to be a heating unitissue and that's where we dig a little deeper.

John's Five Step Home Efficiency Program

The box on the roof or exterior wall of your property has no function without proper ventilation; it's just a box that blows hot or cold air, which is not efficient and offers little in the way of true comfort. If there are any gaps or repair work needed to the heating system, we have the experience and expertise to carry out the job through our five step process:

  1. Size and seal your duct system properly
  2. Fix pressure balance problems
  3. Fresh air & purification or filtration
  4. Balancing
  5. New HVAC equipment

For a full overview on our five step approach please take a look at this video.

Only by addressing all issues (i.e. steps one through five) can we truly help you live in a home that is safe, comfortable, and reliable – one that really works for you!

 

What Are the Benefits of an Energy Audit?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

An energy audit is an examination from a qualified professional designed to identify spots in your home where heated or cooled air may be leaking out, the insulation may not be what it needs to be, or the home may otherwise be less than ideally energy efficient. We often poo-poo such methods here in Mesa, AZ, largely because people think energy audits are only beneficial in areas with cold winters. Nothing could be further from the truth. By auditing your home, you can enjoy a number of benefits that have nothing to do with the relative temperature outside. Here are some benefits to an energy audit that you would do well to consider this fall. (more…)

What Happens During an Energy Audit?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

In some ways, your home is like a living organism, with different systems working in conjunction to provide you with running water, electrical power, and a pleasant environment with air conditioning and indoor air quality products. Like a biological organism, your home consumes energy to keep those systems operating, and that energy consumption can cost you quite a bit if you're not careful. Here in Mesa, AZ, that's particularly important since our summers are so brutally hot. An energy audit is designed to address that issue in a comprehensive way. Instead of treating one individual system, it looks at your whole house in search of applicable solutions. What happens during an energy audit? Here's a brief breakdown:(more…)

The 5 Focuses of an Energy Audit

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The term “energy audit” may sound a little intimidating, but in fact it can be an excellent way to improve your home's energy efficiency and save you a great deal off your monthly bills. Considering how hot our summers get in Mesa, AZ, an energy audit can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the course of a year. A trained technician comes to your home and performs a thorough inspection, then makes recommendations based on those findings.

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Do you qualify for money-saving SRP rebates?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

When you Just Call John's, you know you're calling a team that has your best interests in mind. Not only do we want your home a comfortable temperature, we want it to be as energy efficient as possible. That's why we've partnered with SRP as certified technicians in their energy upgrade SRP rebates program.

What is an energy audit?

Our technicians are certified to perform energy audits and make recommendations for energy upgrades that are covered under the SRP rebates on energy upgrades. We will talk to you about your energy efficiency concerns, including:

  • Cold/warm air coming into the home through doors and windows that aren't properly sealed
  • Insulation that is missing or not properly installed
  • Temperature variance of 2-5 degrees in different rooms of the home

We will then inspect and test your home, including ductwork, attic, crawl space, air conditioning and heating unit, insulation, appliances, and lighting to determine inefficiencies and identify areas where you could be saving money on electricity.

Energy inefficiencies include:

  • Use of lightbulbs that are not energy efficient
  • Non-Energy Star appliances
  • Older HVAC units (these are less energy efficient; see new SEER requirements)
  • Improperly sealed ductwork, windows, and doors
  • Negative pressure and/or lack of fresh air

After the energy audit, our technicians make recommendations for changes to your home. Some of these upgrades may be covered by SRP Energy Upgrade Offers:

  • Air Sealing Rebate – When air isn't travelling efficiently through the system, the air in your home can contain dust, pollen, and other contaminants that are unwanted, especially if you have allergies or asthma.
  • Insulation Rebate – Not only should your home be well insulated, the installation should be properly installed and free of gaps, voids, and compressions.
  • Duct-Sealing Rebate – As much as 20% of the air in the duct system could be lost through leaks if ducts aren't sized and sealed properly. That means the system is working harder to keep your home a comfortable temperature. The result? Your utility bill is higher than it would be if the ducts were properly sized and sealed.
  • High Efficiency System Rebate – If you're tired of maintenance on your unit or your unit is tired of working, it could be time to invest in a high efficiency unit. The investment is worth the cost, especially if you get a rebate AND save money on utility bills.
  • Shade Screen Discount – One of the most affordable ways to keep summer sun from heating your home is to have shade screens installed.

If you're ready to learn how you can save money while making your home more energy efficient, Just Call John's for an energy audit today!

Energy Efficiency – Will this DOE change matter?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

In an effort to continue making American homes more energy efficient, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is increasing the minimum federal standard for air conditioners in the southern United States, including Arizona, from SEER 13 to SEER 14 effective 1/1/2015.

 

At John's Refrigeration, we are dedicated to keeping our customers safe and comfortable and will, of course, comply with these changes. We also believe that the energy efficiency of your home depends on much more than the SEER rating of your AC unit.

Let's start by defining Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER)

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the total cooling output (in British Thermal Units or BTUs) provided by the unit during its normal usage period divided by its total energy input (in watt hours) during the same period. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. In theory, the SEER 14 is a more efficient unit than the SEER 13.

The SEER Challenge

The rating is derived in a laboratory setting with a steady temperature of 85 degrees, well below temperatures we see here in Arizona. In addition to the temperature, the testing room has perfectly installed ductwork. In other words, it's a closely controlled environment that represents almost no home in America or anywhere else.

The Solution

While we believe the SEER 14 units will provide greater energy efficiency, our team of certified and trained technicians will continue to inspect and repair duct systems, as they are the key to energy efficiency. As much as 20% of the air that moves through a duct system can be lost to leaks and improper installation. We strive for efficiency, not only in the units we install, but in the entire system of your home.

Just Call John's today to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE and learn how we can help you create an efficient and clean home environment.

Energy Savings: 10 Ways to Save in Your Home

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Energy savings is on the minds of most homeowners, even if saving money uses more of our brain cells. However, energy savings and saving money often go hand in hand.

 

Looking for ways to do both has never been easier with these tips:

  1. Switch your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction in the summer, but clockwise in the winter. However, be sure to turn fans off when you leave; fans only cool people, not rooms.
  2. Replace your a/c air filters once a month to keep your HVAC system running at optimal performance.
  3. Set your thermostat fan switch to “auto”; leaving it in the “on” position keeps air running constantly.
  4. Block the sun from overheating your home by using shades, blinds and drapes; outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.
  5. Give your a/c a tune-up. Proper maintenance saves money and energy and lengthens the life of your HVAC unit.
  6. Open interior doors so that cooled or heated air flows freely throughout your home.
  7. Don't block air vents with drapes or furniture so that air gets to where it needs to.
  8. Repair leaky ducts to reduce heating and cooling costs, as well as to keep pollutants from irritating allergies.
  9. Install a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature in your home.
  10. Give your HVAC system space to work efficiently. Never stack anything against or on it.

We discuss several of these tips in further detail on our site's blog section, so click on the links to find out more so you can start saving energy and money today.

 

App-Accessible Thermostats

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The ability to control your thermostat from just about anywhere is one of those conveniences that, once you have, you'll wonder how you ever managed without. In order to control your home's thermostat remotely, though, you need to download an app onto your smart phone or other mobile device. The app is free to install and not only very functional, but can save you a lot of money on your utility bill, too.

 

App-accessible thermostats are great for when you are away from home for spring break, a long weekend, or a vacation of any length. Being able to remotely control the temperature in your house when you are away from it means being able to take control of the amount of money you still have to pay your utility company even when you are not at home.

Installing an app-accessible thermostat should be done by a professional because of the electrical knowledge required to safely connect this appliance. These pre-programmable, app-accessible thermostats represent one of the most sophisticated and innovative items on the market today. Its high level of accessibility, usability, and convenience when paired with a mobile device makes it a product too handy to overlook.

This type of thermostat works with most HVAC systems, but it's a good idea to contact a reputable company like John's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling to ensure that it is compatible. One of John's N.A.T.E. certified technicians will review your HVAC system and install and program one of these state-of-the-art thermostats so you can vacation without worrying whether you turned the a/c down or the heat off. We want you to have no trouble Setting Your Thermostat When You Are Away and enjoy your much deserved break from everyday life.

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