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Why get a home energy audit?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

 If you want to maximize the comfort of your home and make sure it runs efficiently, you may want to consider a home energy audit in Scottsdale, AZ or the Phoenix metro area.

The energy audit is important because it assesses how much energy your home uses and breaks it down by area. Is the air running properly through the ducts? Is there enough insulation? There are many facets of energy use that go unnoticed when living in the desert climate and a home energy audit in Scottsdale, AZ can help you figure out how energy efficient your house is. It’s easy to assume that the majority of wasted energy results from running your air conditioning system during our scorching summers. But that’s not always the case! It can be because of window and door frame cracks. It can also be leaks coming from the duct work or the result of an older furnace or thermostat that’s causing the heating and cooling system in your house to work harder than it should.

A home energy audit will check every nook and cranny of your house so you don’t have to worry about where you’re losing energy and money. John’s Refrigeration runs blower door and air hood tests and uses an infrared camera and smoke sticks during the evaluation process to ensure the most accurate findings. The team inspects the home’s ductwork, attic, A/C, heating, lighting, and appliance usage.You would be surprised at how much one deficient factor affects the entire efficiency of a house!

Once the audit is complete, the team will outline where in your home it’s most valuable and necessary to make improvements. Then you can determine which (if not all) adjustments are feasible for your household and budget. Sometimes changes require updates to the heating and cooling system, and sometimes efficiency can be improved by how appliances are used. An energy audit will make you aware of your energy use, which is the first step in creating an energy efficient home.

Contact John’s Refrigeration to learn more about energy efficiency and to schedule an energy audit for your home.

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.

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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5 Tips to Keep Cooling Costs Down

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

With summer on the way and temperatures already starting to rise, we are all looking for ways to keep our cooling costs as low as possible. It’s a fact of life living in the desert: having an efficiently running a/c unit is a necessity.

 

The US Department of Energy cites that heating and air conditioning your home accounts for almost 50% of the energy use in a typical US home, making it the largest energy expense for most homeowners. In fact, it costs US homeowners $11 billion every year just to run their air conditioners.

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to reduce high energy bills. Here are 5 tips to keep cooling costs down:

  1. Replace your old, inefficient HVAC unit. John’s offers no- to low-interest financing on new a/c units.
  2. Regularly clean or replace your air filters (ideally, once a month) to improve the efficiency and life of your unit. John’s offers a filter service where we bring out a year’s worth of filters so you don’t have to remember to buy them.
  3. Air conditioners make us feel cooler by reducing the amount of moisture in the air. Living in the Arizona desert, though, means we often need to add humidity. John’s can help you determine the right amount so you feel comfortable in your home.
  4. Simply running fans in the rooms where people gather is an inexpensive way to keep cooling costs low. Ceiling fans should be turning in a counterclockwise rotation during the summer. And fans don’t work on empty rooms, so turn fans off (just as you should be doing with lights) when a room is unoccupied.
  5. Shading your home from the brutal sun’s rays is very important to keeping your house cooler. Plant trees on the east, south, and west sides of your house, if possible. Replacing bug screens with shade screens on all your windows help a lot, too.

John’s has NATE–certified technicians that offer you solutions to the many problems homeowners face when dealing with cooling your home. Just Call John’s to find out how we can help you.

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.

The Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat is Only 1 Way to Save (As seen on Sonoran Living Live)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Before summer gets here, take some easy steps now to lower your utility bills.

  • Change air filters monthly. Your HVAC system has to work harder if the filter is clogged. If you tend to forget about it, replace your filter when you receive your utility bill. Or Just Call John’s to join our filter service and we’ll bring out a year’s worth of filters so you have them on hand.
  • If you have an electrostatic air filter, then you only need to clean it once a month – not replace it.
  • Replacing window screens can do a lot towards lowering utility bills. Bug screens keep out bugs, but not the heat of the sun. Installing shade screens – or calling John’s to do it for you – can save you a lot of money.
  • Consider replacing your thermostat with a Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat. This thermostat learns your schedule and what temperature you like your house to be. You can control more than one room at a time with a wireless sensor, and even control the temperature of your house while you’re at work or on vacation.

John’s can help you with filters, shade screens, and programmable thermostats. Installing a Wi-Fi thermostat provides remote access from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, which means you’ll be able to save a lot on your energy bills

John’s also offers a free in-home evaluation can see where heat is coming into your home to determine what kinds of adjustments to your cooling system can be made.

 

 

For more information on this topic, please watch our Sonoran Living Live segment on reducing dust in your home, featuring our own Andrew John.

 

 

 

 

Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day in Mesa

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

What is Arbor Day and how can you celebrate? Arbor Day was established in April 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. He was a journalist from Nebraska who felt Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from planting trees. The sentiment spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states and many countries around the globe celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and educating communities on the benefits of trees.

This year we celebrate Arbor Day on April 24th.

Become a Member of the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. If you’ve ever wanted to know the difference between a weeping and desert willow tree, the anatomy of a tree, or hundreds of other facts, visit The Tree Database. You can also find information about companies supporting the environment with tree planting. Become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and receive benefits, including 10 free trees, planting trees in rainforests, and planting trees in our national parks.

Get Named Tree City USA

If you live in Mesa, where John’s Refrigeration is based, you already live in a Tree City USA. In 2014, we celebrated the award given to us for having the ability to improve urban forests and educate the community on the importance of trees for communities and the environment. Celebrate this year by planting a tree!

Add Xeriscape in Your Yard

Not interested in planting trees in the desert? We can’t blame you as they need a lot of water to grow, especially when they are young. Consider xeriscaping instead, a low water-use landscape technique that preserves desert plants and conserves water.

Other ways to celebrate Arbor Day include reading about trees, visiting Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, attending a class about plant care and maintenance, and spending time outside. The greener we can make our communities, the better we will be!

Visit http://www.arborday.org/ for more information about Arbor Day and tree education.

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!

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