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Why Would I Want to Join the Peak Performance Club?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

At John’s Refrigeration, we are dedicated to giving our customers the highest levels of customer service. We want your home to have less dust and contaminants, be energy efficient, and provide comfort to you and your family. One of the ways we do this is by offering the Peak Performance Club.


The club offers a variety of benefits, including helping you maintain peace of mind about your HVAC unit. We provide annual maintenance to make sure your unit is running smoothly. It’s a cost to you as a consumer and you often say….

Why would I join the Peak Performance Club? My unit is working just fine.

Here are a few of the benefits of being part of the club:

  1. The investment pays for itself. We’re able to find maintenance issues before they become bigger problems and cost you more money. By keeping the unit running smoothly and addressing ductwork issues, we’re saving you money in utility bills. An investment today can save you money later.
  2. You receive priority service. Rather than waiting for the next technician to be available, Peak Performance Club members receive service ahead of non-club members.
  3. No service fees. If your system requires a repair, we will take care of the repair and the service fee is on us.
  4. SAVINGS of up to $259. We perform two 51-point inspections on your unit annually to identify issues that could shorten the life of the system, cause a high utility bill, or become a safety issue for you and your family.
  5. SAVINGS of $190. We clean the indoor and outdoor coils of your unit to ensure proper airflow and prevent damage to compressor valves.

If you’re ready to get started saving money and making your home more efficient and safe, check out thePeak Performance Club and Just Call John’s.

Improving Indoor Air Quality with a New Unit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

There comes a time in the life of your HVAC unit that we have to recommend a new one. Don’t worry. We won’t surprise you. We will do everything we can with your existing unit in terms of maintenance and repair to keep it running efficiently as long as we can. The reality is that it’s a machine and machines wear out.

There is a good news. A new unit will improve indoor air quality.

  • New SEER ratings requirements effective January 1, 2015 make units more energy efficient than ever before. In addition to saving you money, the unit will also improve indoor air quality.
  • When you #JustCallJohns, you can expect that we will not only install the actual unit, but will also inspect and repair (if needed) the entire duct system of your home. It is estimated that as much as 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost to leaks and improper installation. We want to prevent leaks that cause pollen, dust, and other contaminants to enter your home.
  • Consider adding a humidifier to your air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable and your family healthy. When indoor air is too dry, it causes our mucous membranes to dry out and causes us to be unable to fight bacteria and viruses effectively. Very dry air can also exacerbate allergic reactions and chronic respiratory disorders like asthma.
  • Keeping a home sealed tightly can actually cause more problems than letting in some fresh air. The team at John’s Refrigeration will balance the air in your home to include some fresh air. They may also recommend a purification or air filtration system, especially if you’re prone to allergies and asthma. These systems will filter and prevent dust, pollen, and various allergens from getting and staying in your home.

A new unit is an investment in the health of you and your family that will not only keep you comfortable, but will improve indoor air quality. Contact us today to learn more.


What is a radiant barrier and is it worth the cost to install in your home?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Department of Energy describes a radiant barrier as a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it. It is installed in homes, usually attics, to reduce summer heat gain and reduce cooling costs.


Sounds great, especially for the Arizona summer, at least in theory. Before you’re sold on the idea, let’s look at whether or not a radiant barrier is worth the cost.

  1. The easiest homes to install radiant barriers are new builds. In an existing home, it is best to install in an open attic.
  2. As with A/C units, the efficiency is dependent on the installation. While you can install yourself, we recommend hiring a RIMA International certified installer who understands which type of barrier is best for your home and the proper place for installation.
  3. Choose the type of barrier that is most appropriate for your climate and home. Radiant barriers are available in reflective foil, reflective laminated roof sheathing, and metal roof shingles. In Arizona, it is recommended that you use reflective foil.
  4. Location of the barrier is as important as the type of barrier you select. Simply laying a foil barrier on the attic floor will not be effective as it will gather dust, dirt, and other contaminants quickly.
  5. Other factors to consider are the cost of hiring a contractor for installation, the size of your house, and how accessible the attic is.

As with any home improvement project, it is important to ask a lot of questions of professionals as well as from your neighbors and friends. You also want to research the options yourself so you’re an informed consumer.

For questions about radiant barriers and other ways to make your home more efficient, contact the team at John’s Refrigeration and download our e-book 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.

Have a cleaner home with an air conditioning install

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

You come home from a day of work and your house is warm.

You turn the thermostat down, but it’s just not cool enough.

It’s the summer and you’re feeling the heat in your own home.

At John’s Refrigeration, we believe in helping our customers maintain a comfortable home at an affordable price. We offer our Peak Performance Club to maintain the health of your air conditioning system through the hot Arizona summers. For as much maintenance as we can do, there will come a time when you will need a new unit.

While an air conditioning install is a big cost, there is one big advantage – a cleaner home!

A new air conditioning unit brings a cooler, quieter, more energy efficient home.

There’s no need to worry if your home is cool when you get home from a long day.

There’s no need to constantly turn the thermostat down to keep the house comfortable.

And most importantly, an efficient system means less housework.

When the team at John’s Refrigeration installs a new air conditioner, we check the entire system to be sure it is running at top efficiency. This includes checking the ductwork for leaks, installing the proper size ducts and air returns, and making sure the air filter is the right size for the unit. It’s how we help our customers stay cool through the hot summer.

When your home is sealed properly after an air conditioning install, you can rest assured the air in your home is healthy. You will have to clean less because dust, pollen, and contaminants are outside the home where they belong. This means less dusting and vacuuming and more time to spend with family and friends. To learn more, please contact us 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.

Setting Your Thermostat When You Are Away

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

If you are planning on going away on vacation for spring break – or even sometime later in the year – you may want to set your home’s thermostat at a level that saves you money while you’re away. After all, your couch doesn’t need to enjoy lower temperatures when it’s scorching hot outside and you’re not home. But you also don’t want candles to melt or electronic devices to suffer, either. Plus, a home’s furniture holds onto heat, which makes it more difficult to cool a house down if the temperature has been left at too high a setting for long periods of time.


We’ve mentioned some of the benefits of Programmable Thermostats before, but can’t speak enough to their convenience and efficiency, especially if you and your family plan on being away from home for an extended period of time. Pre-programming your HVAC unit’s thermostat is one of the easiest and least expensive actions you can take to save energy and money.

If you are not sure how to change the settings on your programmable thermostat, call us to see if we can help. John’s can install a programmable thermostat for you if you don’t currently have one and if we do, we will program it for you based on your schedule. We’ll also make sure you know how to re-schedule it for your regular, daily schedule, too.

There’s no reason you should have a high utility bill if you’re not at home, but we also want to make sure your home will be at a comfortable temperature upon your return. Spring break, lengthy vacation, or long weekend away, there’s no reason you can’t take a break from worrying about the temperature in your home while you’re enjoying yourself. Just Call John’s Refrigeration today.

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.

Home Heating Safety & Health

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Home heating safety and the health of your family are important to the team at John’s Refrigeration. Not only do we create comfort in your home, we want you to be safe. Two of the biggest safety issues are house fires and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.


The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates that more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 suffer injuries in house fires annually.

Did you know? Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of poisoning. That is due in part to it being an odorless, colorless gas that can enter the home in a variety of ways. From your water heater or gas range to your car parked in the garage, CO can harm your family.

There are stories of families who thought they had the flu. They found out later they were suffering from CO poisoning. The symptoms are similar – dizziness, headache, body aches, nausea, and vomiting. If you believe you are experiencing CO poisoning, get out of the home and to a hospital.

Because it is difficult to detect, we recommend installing a commercial grade CO alarm to warn you of increased CO levels in your home. The commercial grade CO monitors that we install are much more sensitive than the ones available at your hardware store.  CO alarms should be placed low to the ground outside bedrooms and in common areas. In addition, we recommend installing smoke detectors in similar areas up on the ceilings.

To prevent a fire in your home, we recommend the following:

  • Don’t use a portable generator or charcoal grill in an enclosed area, such as a garage or inside the home.
  • Even when temperatures dip toward freezing, don’t use a gas stove to heat your home. Seek community services offered to people who lack proper heating in their homes.
  • When using a wood fireplace or stove, practice caution. Leaving a fire burning when you fall asleep is a risk for a larger home fire.

Your family’s health and comfort are our priority. We offer annual inspections and servicing of HVAC systems. Contact us for additional information about smoke detectors, CO alarms, and the many services offered by John’s Refrigeration.

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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