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Reduce Indoor Dust and Five More Ways to Make Your Home Healthier

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

For about half the year, Phoenix, Arizona homes are closed to keep the air conditioning inside and the hot air outside. While this keeps us cool, it can also wreak havoc on allergies and asthma. Dust, pollen, and other contaminants can get into our homes through leaks in the duct system and unsealed doors and windows. Reduce indoor dust and you can reduce the allergies and asthma symptoms associated with unclean indoor air.

 

The team at John’s Refrigeration will come to your home and perform a whole home inspection to see where allergens are getting into your home and offer solutions such as a whole home air purifier, air humidifier, and sizing and sealing of the duct system.

Other ways to make your home healthier include:

  1. Carpets. Dust and other particles can get trapped in the carpets of your home, causing allergic and asthmatic reactions. The best option is to get rid of them and replace with tile or hardwood floors, especially in common areas. If you can’t do that, have carpets cleaned on a regular basis; every three to six months is ideal.
  2. Pets. If you have pets, you’re inviting allergens into your home. Dander, dirt, and dust can be causing breathing and other health problems. Before you decide Fido and Fifi have to be re-homed, try bathing them regularly and installing an air purifying system in your home that will trap dander and other allergens before they can make you sick.
  3. Shoes. Take your shoes off as soon as you enter your home. Ask guests to do the same. This will reduce indoor dust, bacteria, and environmental allergens that enter the home.
  4. Pests. No one wants to talk about unwanted house pests, but they are a reality, especially here in the desert. Wash your sheets and other bedding frequently and vacuum the bed to reduce the number of dust mites. If you see cockroaches, call an exterminator immediately. Cockroaches carry bacteria and disease and move as fast as three miles an hour, spreading germs throughout your home.
  5. Mold. Check under sinks and around windows for leaks that can eventually grow mold. As soon as you find mold, get rid of it, as it can cause a variety of breathing and other health problems.

If you’re worried about indoor dust and other allergens in your home, Just Call John’s for an inspection of your HVAC system including the unit and the duct system of the entire home. We’ll help you reduce indoor dust and keep you healthy!

How to Stay Hydrated When It’s 100+ Outside

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Not enough can be said about the importance of drinking a lot of water. Dehydration occurs when a person doesn’t consume enough or if they lose too much fluid. Without enough water, the human body, which is two-thirds water, cannot function properly. And, although it’s possible to go for a long time without food, people cannot live without water for more than a few days.

Most people easily replace fluid lost through natural body functions, such as breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom, by simply drinking and eating. But working for even a short amount of time in our scorching desert heat can quickly cause you to experience the symptoms of dehydration, which include:

 

  • A dry or sticky mouth or a swollen tongue
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight loss
  • Dark yellow urine or a decrease in urination

Even though we often hear that thirst is a sign of being dehydrated, it’s not a sufficient measure, because you could be dehydrated and not feel thirsty. So hydrate yourself even if you don’t feel thirsty, but especially if you are working or exercising outside. Keep a water bottle with you at all times, and drink throughout the day. Drink a large glass of water before going to bed and when you wake up each morning.

Water is the best option for hydration. Soda and caffeinated beverages aren’t going to add much water and can cause other problems.

If you don’t like plain water, try drinking a flavored water or adding a slice of lemon, or slices of cucumbers or strawberries. Other fluids, like juice and tea, count, too. There are also many foods that have high water content and which can help replenish lost fluids. Lettuce is 95% water, watermelon is 92% water, and broccoli is 91% water. Soups, popsicles, and yogurt also have high water content.

It’s also extremely important to keep your pets hydrated. You should bring them indoors if it gets too hot outside, or you could provide shade and even a misting system to keep your outdoor pets cool.

A/C Tune Up

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Although it’s still early in the year, those of us in the Phoenix metro area do live in the desert, so it will get hot again before we know it. Think ahead and schedule you’re a/c tune-up today. In order to run efficiently, your HVAC unit needs to be properly and regularly maintained. Tune-ups are required in order to ensure your home’s HVAC system is able to provide you with cool, refreshing air when you need it, as well as heated air during the chilly desert evenings.

 

John’s offers several inspection options to make sure your unit is performing the way it’s supposed to in order to save you money while keeping you comfortable. Our Peak Performance Club members receive annual maintenance visits, priority service, 24/7 emergency HVAC services, and much more, including access to certain guarantees and warranties. But anyone can contact us to check out their home’s a/c unit.

As a homeowner, you are responsible to make sure your family is healthy inside your home and keeping up on the maintenance of the a/c unit by having John’s inspect it gives you peace of mind. Maintaining the HVAC system so it runs efficiently also saves you energy and money by keeping your utility bills lower.

Running your system means it’s working to cool or heat your home. We want to keep it working so that you stay cool and comfortable before the temperatures rise to over 100 degrees. Schedule an appointment for one of our NATE-certified technicians to inspect your unit now so we can help keep you comfortable all year long.

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!

How a Maintenance Program is Like Healthcare for Your HVAC

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Did you know the HVAC system helps your home to breathe? It’s true. Your home breathes just like we do; inhaling and exhaling. Sometimes the system is at less than optimal performance, making regular maintenance even more important to schedule, and here’s why:

 

  1. Catches issues before they become big problems. You catch a cold and start resting so it doesn’t get worse. This is the same reason you schedule maintenance for your HVAC unit. Small adjustments can save you time, money, and the discomfort of having a home that isn’t the right temperature for you and your family.
  2. Keeps an optimal level of health. Changing filters, checking smoke detectors and CO monitors, and system checks help keep the HVAC system running efficiently. Our Peak Performance Club Membershipincludes two annual 51-point inspections. The inspection identifies anything that can shorten the life of the system, cause high utility bills, or result in harm to your family.
  3. Saves money. In addition to the system running efficiently, it will save you money over the long run. Our trained technicians can make adjustments to the system before it breaks down, especially during extreme temperatures.

Now is the time of year to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system. Think of it like an annual physical to maintain the comfort of your home. You’ll thank us when the A/C kicks on and cools your home during our desert summers.

Contact John’s Refrigeration to schedule a maintenance appointment today!

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