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3 Things that Happen During an Energy Audit

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Here in Mesa, AZ heating systems need to function at their best in the winter, when our desert temperatures can drop surprisingly low. One of the best ways to maintain the efficiency of your heater – and save you money on those monthly bills – is to schedule an energy audit every few years to see where you might be able to improve your heating efficiency. A trained expert arrives at your home to perform the audit: identifying spots where you may be losing energy unnecessarily, and then discussing possible options for correcting them. It helps if you know what to expect. Here are 3 things that happen during an energy audit.

  • Your home will be inspected. This includes hard-to-reach places like your attic and your crawlspace, which the ourMesa, AZ heating systems technician will carefully inspect for leaks and other potential problems.  He or she will also carefully check you heating and air conditioning system, checking to see how old they are and how well they run.
  • Tests will be run. This includes tests to find cracks around doors and windows, smoke stick and air hood tests to check air flow, and infrared camera tests to pin down any cold spots or similar places where your home may be losing energy. This can identify places when heat gets leeched out of your home, as well as location where air flow and air pressure can be gauged.
  • The technician will discuss your options. Once all the tests have been performed, the technician will point out his or her findings and make recommendations on the best way to proceed. It could involve anything from use weather stripping to seal up cracks around your front door to replacing your existing HVAC system with an entirely new one.

In Mesa, AZ, heating systems fall under the purveyance of Johns Refrigeration, which can perform energy audits on your home with professionalism and care. We’ll also explain the things that happen during an energy audit in detail, so there will be no surprises. Call us today to set up an appointment. We’ll help you save on energy costs and make your house as efficient as it can be!

HVAC Preventative Tips Follow-Up

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

When your home’s HVAC system runs well, it’s easy to not remember it still requires regular maintenance to continue running smoothly. As a homeowner, there’s a lot you can do to make sure you stay cool in your home during the middle of the summer in Phoenix and that you’re warm when it’s cooler outside.

Here are a few simple tips to try on your own:

  • Remember that people generate heat. So lower the thermostat a degree or two if you’re expecting family to visit during our mild Arizona winters or if you’re expecting to entertain a large group of guests.
  • Find the places where air can sneak into your home, including around outlet covers, and caulk or use weather-stripping around these areas, as well as around all entrance doors and windows.
  • Make sure fireplaces have tight-fitting dampers, which can be closed to keep cold winter air – or hot air in the summer – from entering your home when the fireplace is not in use.
  • You can prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your system if you regularly change your unit’s air filter.
  • Ensure there’s at least two feet of clearance around your outdoor unit for maximum air flow.
  • To assure proper air flow inside the home, don’t block vents or ducts.
  • A programmable thermostat will allow you to keep your home’s temperature constant and can easily be set to warm up the house in the morning during the winter or cool your house down before you get home from work in the summer.

 

If you’ve done the DIY stuff and still spend more than you like on heating or cooling your home, call John’s! We’ll make you feel comfortable, all the way around.

5 Step Home Efficiency Program

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Check out the video below for home efficiency standards defined by John’s Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling. The 5 steps break down to:

1. Size and seal your duct system

2. Fix pressure balance systems

3. Fresh air and purification or filtration

4. Air balancing

5. New HVAC equipment

 

This video offers complete explanation and visuals to guide you through the importance and relevance of each step. Remember to give John’s Refrigeration a call for all your heating and cooling needs!

Reasons to Schedule an Energy Audit

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

If you are concerned about the high costs of energy in your home, then you should consider scheduling an energy audit from professionals. An energy audit is a thorough examination of your home to locate places where you are losing energy. Audit technicians inspect your home’s HVAC system, ductwork, insulation, attics, and energy-generating appliances, and then run tests to find leaks and energy inefficiencies. At the conclusion of the audit, your technicians will present you with a detailed report and recommendation for upgrading the various systems in your home to achieve better energy efficiency.

Johns Refrigeration is a Home Performance contractor with the U.S. government’s Energy Star program: our technicians specialize in helping homeowners achieve better whole-home energy efficiency. We can help you improve the efficiency of your cooling and heating system in Mesa, AZ with our services.

Here’s why you should schedule an energy audit

  • Reduce your bills: This is the primary reason people need to have an energy audit. It will result in lowering your power usage and save you money. An energy audit will provide you a detailed report that will show you what steps to take to have a more energy-efficient home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save around 16% (after accounting for expenses on improvements) each year using the knowledge from your energy audit.
  • Have a more comfortable home: Hand-in-hand with saving energy is improving your comfort level. Energy audits locate where your home is losing heat and what sealing needs to be done: improved insulation, radiant barriers, window films, etc. Not only will this reduce the strain on your HVAC system, but it will make you more comfortable as well.
  • Find repair issues: During an audit, the technicians may discover problems in your home that have remained hidden until then. Perhaps your heater has a malfunction that is making it work inefficiently, or the venting is poor. This will also lead to improved home safety, since it will protect you from possible carbon monoxide leaks and locate radon.

Schedule an energy audit today

It’s often a bit frightening to people to learn about what might be wrong with their home. But the benefits of an energy audit are too great for you to put it off. The recommended upgrades will provide you long-term savings, and you’ll know you’re doing your part for general energy conservation.

Audits require highly trained specialists, which is why you should contact Johns Refrigeration. Energy audits are one of our specialties. Our experts will help you find a path toward better energy-efficiency with your heating and cooling in Mesa, AZ.

How Your Thermostat Affects Your Heating

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Your heating system (and your air conditioning system too, for that matter) is usually controlled by a thermostat: the little control panel on your wall that helps you regulate the temperature in your home. Thermostats largely employ digital technology, which can let you program specific times for it to turn on and off (among other things). Because your thermostat allows you to control your heat, it can wreak havoc when problems arise with it. Here’s how your thermostat affects your heating.

A thermostat uses a bi-laminated metal strip (a strip composed of two different types of metal) to detect the changes in temperature in the room. Metal expands and contracts with temperature changes, and the two types of metal expand and contract at different rates which can be measured to determine the right omen to turn on the heat. The strip itself is coiled; a temperature adjustment lever sits in the center and a mercury switch sits on the end. When the coil winds to a certain level determined by the lever, it tips the switch and starts the heating process. When the strip unwinds to a certain level, it trips the level back and halts the heating process.

Many thermostats also use a heat anticipator, which shuts the heater off just before the proper temperature is reached. This helps the thermostat be more accurate, since the anticipator allows the remaining hot air in your ducts to reach its location without going over the assigned temperature.

Needless to say, if one of these components is faulty, the entire heating system can be affected. If the thermostat misreads the temperature, it will turn the heater on and off at inappropriate times, while damage to the switch or lever will prevent the heat from turning on or off at all. The bad news is that the thermostat usually needs to be replaced in such circumstances. The good news is that a trained technician can do so fairly quickly, without a lot of fuss and bother. Johns Refrigeration can advise you on how your thermostat affects your heating, and perform repairs or replace the unit with courtesy and professionalism. Call the Mesa, AZ heating technicians today to schedule an appointment!

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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