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How Often Should I Replace my Humidifier Filters?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

 

Low humidity is most common during the winter months and can cause a number of air quality issues in the home. To combat these issues, installing a humidifier can help increase the moisture level and create a more comfortable atmosphere in your home from season to season. To maintain proper moisture levels,it’s important to replace the humidifier filters in a portable system frequently or it can cause a variety of problems, including:

  • Respiratory illnesses and/or sinus infections
  • Chapped and dry skin
  • Excessive dust
  • Static electricity
  • Dry furniture

The overall job of a humidifier is to alleviate these issues, while improving the quality of the air in your home. That’s why a whole home solution is the best choice for homeowners in Arizona. Operating a portable unit is fine, but the lifespan on these systems is often short lived and the hard water in the East Valley is a big factor. With portable units, the humidifier filter needs to be replaced as frequently as once a month. On the other hand, a whole home solution requires filter replacement only once a year.

When installed, a whole home humidifier regulates the amount of moisture in the air that passes through your air conditioning system. Like all systems, a whole home solution requires a level of maintenance and repair, but John’s has the expertise to work with you every step of the way. From installation to service checkups, we are committed to keeping your home as comfortable as possible.

If you notice any changes in the air quality of your home, have problems getting rid of dust, or you are prone to sinus infections, you should consider adding a humidifier as a home improvement and a benefit to you and your family. Contact John’s today to learn more about our whole home solution or to schedule a service visit.

How to Replace a Thermostat: What to Ask Before You Buy

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The thermostat is one of the most important elements of your home heating and air conditioning system. Before you rush out to replace or upgrade your thermostat here’s what you need to know prior to buying:

Thermostat options

Deciding on the best thermostat option for your home involves a number of factors, such as your energy goals and budget. Here is a list of the types of thermostats available and found in most homes:

Digital

Digital thermostats are typically installed in newer homes, instead of the older manual thermostats. The digital thermostat has an easy-to-read digital display with large buttons that allow exact temperature control.

Programmable

Just as the name suggests, programmable thermostats allow you to program and set specific times for the air or heat to turn on and off.

Wi-Fi Enabled

If you are energy conscious and want the maximum amount of control from your thermostat, then a Wi-Fi enabled option is best for you. These products are often part of a bigger home automation system or allow you the option to buy related products from the line and link them together through an app that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Wi-Fi thermostats are great for the business traveler or if you own a rental property. It’s simple to access the app and easily turn off the heat or air no matter where you are.

The Benefits of Home Automation

Home automation is the way of the future for homeowners. The benefits of home automation are far-reaching. Apart from saving you money, which is often the number one factor for the homeowner,automation offers peace of mind and convenience. Having the ability to adjust the temperature in your home for optimum comfort is a nice luxury also. We are currently working to bring our customers the latest and greatest in home automation. Stay tuned for more updates in 2016.

How to Replace Your Thermostat

Once you’ve decided on the best thermostat replacement for your home, we can help with the installation. We offer a full lineup of thermostat services and have a team of certified employees in Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler, AZ.

If you are a D.I.Y. aficionado and are willing to roll up your sleeves to install yourself, here are instructions on how to replace a thermostat:

  1. Turn off power to your heating system
  2. Remove the cover from your old thermostat
  3. Take a picture of the wire positioning
  4. Disconnect the wires from the old thermostat
  5. Remove the mount from the old thermostat
  6. Install the new mount and connect the wires
  7. Screw the mount into the wall tightly
  8. Attach the new cover
  9. Turn on the power to your system
  10. Configure

When installing a new system, always remember safety first.

To learn more about our services, call John’s. Access to greater control and safe-guarding your home is the end goal in thermostat replacement and home automation. We’re excited to work with you and make your home as safe and comfortable as possible.

Is One Room Too Hot In Your Home?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Too Hot? Too Cold? How to enjoy your room year around.

Do you have that room? The one that’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? The one you can never quite get comfortable in? Whether it’s your home office, Arizona room, home gym, home theater room, or just a bedroom, we have a solution for you. Depending on your needs, our Home Comfort Expert can recommend several options. (more…)

Summers in Phoenix

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Summers in Phoenix mean two things for residents: high energy use from running air conditioners and the resulting high energy bills. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that you don’t have to stress about the summer anymore!

 

  • Stop being afraid of opening your energy bill.
  • Even though we live in the desert, the amount of dust in your home can be reduced.
  • South and west facing rooms are often the hottest in your home.
  • You and your family can have relief from the symptoms of allergy and asthma.
  • You don’t need the thermostat set at a higher (and uncomfortably warm) temperature just to save money.

The technicians of John’s Refrigeration are trained to assess and solve these and other problems related to the cooling system of your home.

Oftentimes our customers wait until the problem is bad without realizing that we offer ongoing maintenance plans so that we can catch and fix problems before you need a new system. We want you and your family to be healthy and comfortable in your home; especially during the hot Arizona summer!

If your system is 8-10 years old or more, we can replace it for as little as $25 per week.

Just Call John’s and one of our Comfort Consultants will visit your home, evaluate the needs of your family and system, and design a plan that fits your budget. Our solutions are 100% guaranteed!

Ways to Raise Awareness about Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

May is the height of allergy season, making it the perfect time for Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America promotes the education and increased awareness of allergies and asthma across the nation. Their mission is to help communities understand the impact of environmental and food allergies to their citizens.

While John’s Refrigeration isn’t an expert on food allergies, we know a few things about creating a healthy environment in the home. Dust, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants can make it a struggle for many people to be outside. We make it our mission to help our customers breathe easy in their homes.

Did you know….the air in your home can be dirtier than the air outside?

It’s true. Your home can actually suffer symptoms of difficulty breathing, a sort of asthma attack inside the home. This occurs when the ducts are not sealed properly and/or when you’re not using a properly sized air filter. These conditions cause the system to work harder – breathe heavier. You see the effect of this extra effort in the form of higher utility bills.

What can you do to treat the asthma of your home?

The simple answer is to Just Call John’s. Our team of certified technicians will come to your home, assess the current system, make recommendations for repairs and upgrades, and get your home breathing easy. We also perform valuable services to make sure your home is breathing easier:

  • Test Indoor Air Quality to understand if there are allergens and contaminants making you or your family feel less than healthy.
  • Perform an Energy Audit to determine where your home is costing you money and energy efficiency.
  • Join the Peak Performance Club, which provides annual maintenance to the entire system of your home. We can catch repairs before they become replacements.

Raise awareness about Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May when you Just Call John’s to have the air in your home tested. Here’s to your health and comfort!

Mold vs. Dust Allergies in Phoenix

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

When was the last time you sneezed or had a sinus headache? If you’re in Phoenix, you may be suffering from mold or dust allergies. Desert air is dry most of the year and when it’s more humid, like during monsoon, it is the perfect environment for mold to grow.

Dust Allergies in Phoenix

Have you been outside or driving in a dust storm? You can feel the grit on your teeth and in your hair. That’s dust and if you’re sneezing, you may have a dust allergy; one of the most common allergies. Even if you’re not in a dust storm, you may notice your throat is scratchy on windy days or you’re sneezing at certain times of the year. It’s probably when there are higher counts of pollutants, including dust, in the air.

Stop Dust in Your Home

To prevent dust from entering your home, we recommend removing shoes at the door. If you work outdoors or in a dusty environment, we also recommend taking your clothes off and washing them as soon as you get home. This will keep dust, pollen, and other contaminants from entering the air of your home.

Mold Allergies in Phoenix

When you think of Phoenix, mold allergies may not be top of mind, but it’s a common allergy. Mold grows in dark, humid environments indoors and outdoors. Most commonly found indoors in bathrooms or basements, mold sheds tiny spores and it’s these spores that trigger allergic reactions.

Mold allergy symptoms include coughing, wheezing, rash, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and redness of the eyes. While allergy medications can help fight these symptoms, getting rid of the source – the mold – is key to feeling better. Controlling the humidity in the home using a whole home humidifier will also prevent mold and mildew from growing.

If you’re concerned or curious about the indoor air quality of your home, Just Call John’s at 480-718-1172 to schedule an appointment.

What’s the best level of humidity in your home?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

What the Level of Humidity Has to Do with the Health of Your Home

What’s the best level of humidity in your home? Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. When it rains in Gilbert and the air feels “sticky,” you’re feeling high humidity levels. The right level of humidity in your home should be 35-45%. It’s enough to keep you healthy without feeling like the air is too heavy with moisture. While the level will vary depending on the weather, it should remain within a healthy range of 25-55% at all times.

What happens if the level of humidity is too high or too low?

While it doesn’t happen as often in Arizona as it does in other parts of the country, high humidity (more than 55%) causes the growth of dust mites, mold, and mildew, especially near water like in the kitchen and bathroom. Your towels don’t dry when you hang them up after a shower. There may be condensation on windows and the air smells musty when the level of humidity is too high. Many homeowners install a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the air in their homes.

We tend not to have the challenge of high humidity in Arizona

We usually have low humidity (less than 25%) through most of the year in Arizona. The exception being during rainy days or monsoon. The rain water evaporates quickly, leaving the air dry. With low humidity, we’re more prone to getting a cold or sinus infection, have difficulty breathing, experiencing static electricity, a bloody nose, or suffering with dry skin. If you’re using a portable humidifier, also called a vaporizer, you’re probably feeling better than you did without it. You’ve added humidity to reach a healthy level (25-55%).

Protect Your Assets

In addition to keeping you and your family comfortable, protect your assets with a healthy level of humidity in the home. Wood surfaces and flooring, musical instruments, furniture, art, and photographs can all be damaged when humidity is too high or too low.

If your family is suffering from the effects of a low level of humidity in your home, it’s time to consider a whole home humidifier. Just Call John’s at 480-648-2400 to find out how we can help you feel more comfortable in your home.

Consider a Humidifier to Help with Allergies

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

How Can Humidifiers Help Your Allergies?

Do you suffer from allergies living in Arizona? You’re not alone. The heat and lack of humidity causes dry sinuses and skin, pressure, pain, and bloody noses. Humidifiers can help and here’s how:

What’s humidity?

It’s the amount of moisture in the air. When it rains and the air feels “sticky” or heavy, you’re feeling humidity and it’s needed to keep sinuses moist and functioning in a healthy way. When the air is too dry, you’re more susceptible to getting sick, having bloody noses, and feeling sinus pressure. Using a humidifier, even just one used at night, can help you feel relief from these symptoms.

Types of Humidifiers:

  • Steam vaporizers like the ones you may use when you or your children are sick boil the water into a cold or warm vapor. Vaporizers keep sinuses moist throughout the night to prevent bloody noses and coughing.
  • Impellar humidifiers rotate disks, flinging water into a cool fog.
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers use frequency vibration to create droplets of cool water.
  • Wick systems use a fabric wick to draw water from the reservoir while a fan blows the vapor into the air. These self-regulate depending on the amount of humidity in the air.
  • Whole Home Humidifiers are built into a home’s HVAC unit, keeping humidity at equal levels throughout the home at all times of the day and throughout the year.

In addition to humidifiers, we recommend the following to decrease allergens found in your home:

  • Pollen can aggravate allergies. If you spend a lot of time outside, we recommend taking your clothes off right when you enter the home, rather than tracking pollen, dust, and other contaminants through the house.
  • Take off your shoes at the door. Leaving shoes at the door when you enter means less allergens are brought from the outside and spread throughout your home.
  • Less carpet, more wood and tile flooring. While you might like the soft, warm carpet under your feet, it’s one of the worst things to have in your home, especially if you have allergies or asthma, because it holds dirt, dust, pet dander, and other allergens.

Just Call John’s at 480-718-1172 to learn how we can help you decrease allergens and increase humidity in your home with humidifiers.

How important is it to breathe clean air in your home? (As seen on Sonoran Living Live)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Our owner, Andrew John, was recently featured on the TV show, Sonoran Living Live, where he spoke about keeping the air in your home clean.

Did you know the air in your home can be dirtier than the air outside? It’s true and we have a solution.

The whole home air purifier is the solution to cleaning the air in your home.

We don’t always see what’s in the air. Dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander, odors, bacteria, and viruses are in our homes making us feel sick and our homes smell not-so-fresh. Pets, garbage, and cooking odors are among the top smells our customers want eliminated from their homes.

Getting dust, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants out of the air is especially important if you or members of your family have chronic allergies and asthma.

How many air purifiers do I need in my home?

You need as many purifiers as you have A/C units for your home.

How often does the air purifier run?

Ideally, the air purifier runs when the central fan is running in your home. We recommend the air purifier run 24 hours a day, just like the one at Andrew’s house.

How does it work?

There is a catalyst and a light that help kill bacteria and viruses, and they also clean the odors caused by pets and cooking.

Click the video to see Andrew’s complete presentation on Sonoran Living Live.

 

 

Call 480-648-2094 to schedule your FREE in-home consultation to determine if an air purifier is right for your home.

 

When you Just Call John’s, you’re calling the experts who have been serving Mesa and the surrounding area since 1970. It’s our mission to make your home comfortable, safe, and healthy for you, your family, and your pets.

What are the benefits of whole home humidifiers?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

We have quite a few customers from cooler parts of the nation who look at us funny when we suggest they have whole home humidifiers installed. They wonder why we would want to add humidity to their home; after all, they moved here for the dry, almost-perfect heat. We don’t disagree that the weather in the Gilbert area is close to perfect, but it’s too dry, especially for those of us who may have allergies and asthma.

If you’ve lived where it’s cold in the winter, you know how bad indoor air quality can get. The same is true here in the summer. Our homes are sealed to prevent heat, dust, pollen, and contaminants from coming in, but the air itself is stagnant. Poor indoor air quality can cause breathing problems if not regulated properly. One of the best solutions is to install a whole home humidifier, which will keep humidity levels at a comfortable level.

Benefits of Whole Home Humidifiers

Just as portable humidifiers add moisture to the air, that’s how whole home humidifiers work. The moisture makes harsh, dry summer air easier to breathe and…

  • Creates an environment where viruses are less likely to thrive (Moisture scares them away. They love the dry heat.)
  • Decreases static electricity
  • Prevents dry hair and itchy skin
  • Less likely to suffer dry mucous membranes, which make you more susceptible to colds and respiratory illnesses
  • Less damage to wood floors and furniture
  • Increased energy efficiency

With a regulated level of moisture, it means you don’t need to set your thermostat higher or lower for the same level of comfort. We estimate this can save you as much as 5% on electric bills, while also creating a healthy, comfortable environment for you and your family.

Just Call John’s to learn more about whole home humidifiers!

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