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Blog Index 2

Blog Index 2

John’s Refrigeration Blog

How to get rid of dust

January 20th, 2016

 

Every home carries dust, but how much dust lives in your home depends on a number of factors, such as the climate you live in, if you have pets, smoke cigarettes, or even cook certain types of foods. In addition to being a sight for sore eyes and often a trigger for allergy sufferers, dust can contain toxic chemicals.

Living in Arizona, we’re no strangers to dust and it’s not just something that affects air quality during monsoon. During winter in the Phoenix metro area, a layer of cooler air becomes trapped by a layer of warmer air just above it, forming what’s called an inversionAn inversion traps pollutants from all kinds of sources and this increases the chances of carbon monoxide. That is why it’s necessary to take care of the system that circulates the air in your house on a regular basis to prevent these toxins from getting into your home.

Here’s our list of  effectively and safely:

  • Fit your air conditioning system with high quality filters and change them frequently to make sure they’re doing their job. At John’s Refrigeration our air cleaner installation experts can work with you to make sure that the air quality in your home is safe. We also take care to ensure the new filter in your home doesn’t impede the balance of air pressure in your home or reduce the efficiency of your system.
  • Caulk cracks and crevices to prevent dust from getting into those hard to reach areas.
  • Vacuum frequently, using one with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. If you are prone to allergies or suffer from asthma, you may want to consider investing in a vacuum that has high suction and high dust removal capability. Make sure to clean out and replace the filter regularly.
  • Clean with microfiber cloths; their smaller fibers cling to the dust particles. Avoid synthetic sprayers and wipes, as they only add unwanted chemicals to the air.
  • Mop uncarpeted floors regularly with water and the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning products.

If your home has an excessive amount of dust and you’re worried about the toxins your family is breathing in, call John’s today to schedule a peak performance home evaluation. We will be able to look at not only your air conditioning and heating system, but also the way you live in your home and then offer recommendations to keep the air in your home dust free and clean.

What Using an Old Heater Costs You

January 18th, 2016

It can get surprisingly cold here in Mesa, AZ, and your heating system will likely see a lot of use this time of year. Because we live in a desert, most of our energy is devoted to keeping our air conditioners in peak condition, which can lead to you using an older heater long after it should be put out to pasture. Installing a new heater now means you can start taking advantage of its numerous benefits right away. Waiting, on the other hand, could cost you a great deal more than you know. Old heaters can often be surprising cash sinks. Continue Reading

What’s That Brown Cloud on the Horizon? How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

January 13th, 2016

 

Living in the desert, Arizona homes can experience higher levels of dust and other contaminants than homes in other climates. As a result, it’s important to consider your home’s indoor air quality and learn what you can do to ensure a healthy environment for your family.

Those who suffer from allergies can be especially susceptible to issues from poor air quality in the home. Other signs your home may have poor indoor air quality include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Nausea

Many symptoms resulting from issues with indoor air quality appear similar to the flu and often go undiagnosed.

To help improve your indoor air quality, start by contacting John’s Refrigeration to learn about our air quality services. There are a number of simple steps to take to help insure healthier indoor air quality:

  • Check the duct system: Air contaminants like dust, pollen, and other environmental toxins can get into your home and circulate through dirty, leaky ducts. Getting ducts cleaned, checked for leaks, and repaired is a valuable first step for protecting the air you breathe.
  • Install an air filter: After checking and sealing the duct system, John’s can install our Fresh Air Filter System that will help continue to keep the home ventilated with clean air. Air filters catch pollutants before they enter the indoor air.
  • Beware of carbon monoxide: Carbon Monoxide is an odorless but poisonous gas that can come from your heater, furnace, fireplace, or other gas appliances and tools. Undetected, it can cause a number of health issues and can be fatal. When we conduct a heating repair service, we check for things like cracks in the heater, where carbon monoxide can leak.
  • Add a humidifier: Our dry climate leaves the indoor air lacking moisture, causing skin issues, potential respiratory problems, and increased dust. Adding a humidifier to the system can help alleviate these issues and allow homeowners to manage the humidity levels in the home.

To schedule an inspection to check on the quality of your indoor air, contact John’s Refrigeration at (480) 718-1172.

Schedule Air Conditioning Repair or Replacement Today

January 11th, 2016

The desert can get cold in the winter as well as hot in the summer, and right now most Mesa, AZ residents are more concerned with keeping warm instead of keeping cool. But high temperatures will return before you know it, and if your air conditioner needs repairs—or even more importantly, if it’s been around a while and is on its last legs—then now is the perfect time to schedule a repair or replacement session. A qualified technician can do the job swiftly and effectively, putting a new system in your home or fixing the old one so that it functions as intended in time for another long hot summer. So why schedule repair or replacement services now instead of in the spring when temperatures warm up? There are a number of reasons. Continue Reading

What is an energy audit?

January 8th, 2016

 

Are you seeing constant spikes in your electricity and/or heating bill? Have you ever questioned the efficiency of your heating system or the working order of your washer and dryer? If you’ve answered yes to both these questions, you should seriously think about having a professional conduct an energy audit in Gilbert AZ or wherever your home is located in the East Valley. The objective of an energy audit is to pinpoint places or parts of your home where you are losing energy.

At John’s Refrigeration, our energy audit process is both unique and comprehensive. The first part of our process is to schedule an appointment with the homeowner to talk about their concerns while asking questions about the home’s current energy efficiency.

After the initial meeting, the technician will inspect the entire property, including the ductwork, attic and/or crawlspace, the air conditioning and heating system, and the lighting and appliances.

Following the inspection, the technician will perform some tests to get reliable readings on the efficiency of the home. These tests show if the home has any energy leaks and helps determine if the home has positive or negative pressure.

Upon completion of the tests, we present the homeowner with our recommendations and provide a plan of action. A variety of issues can be the cause of inefficiencies in the home. Oftentimes we suggest an upgrade of appliances to Energy Star systems, but more times than not it tends to be a heating unitissue and that’s where we dig a little deeper.

John’s Five Step Home Efficiency Program

The box on the roof or exterior wall of your property has no function without proper ventilation; it’s just a box that blows hot or cold air, which is not efficient and offers little in the way of true comfort. If there are any gaps or repair work needed to the heating system, we have the experience and expertise to carry out the job through our five step process:

  1. Size and seal your duct system properly
  2. Fix pressure balance problems
  3. Fresh air & purification or filtration
  4. Balancing
  5. New HVAC equipment

For a full overview on our five step approach please take a look at this video.

Only by addressing all issues (i.e. steps one through five) can we truly help you live in a home that is safe, comfortable, and reliable – one that really works for you!

 

What Are the Benefits of Modular Commercial HVAC Systems?

January 4th, 2016

Commercial HVAC systems have much different needs than residential systems, as any business owner or office manager here in Mesa, AZ can tell you. The space is often larger, for one thing, and the specific temperature is often far more than a matter of comfort. Accordingly, many business spaces opt to use modular units, which means multiple HVAC units all contributing to the heating and cooling needs of the building (as opposed to one centralized unit, which you usually find in residential homes). It may seem like a lot of extra work, especially when they’re first being installed, but in fact modular units provide a number of benefits that can specifically help commercial spaces. We’ve listed a few of the more important ones below: Continue Reading

Why do I need a ductless pump in Chandler, AZ?

December 30th, 2015

Ductless heat pumps are a great alternative for homes not configured for duct heating systems. These systems don’t use ducts; they are wall-mounted units that provide your home with heating and cooling. These units can be easily replaced, whereas a duct system may be in frequent need of repair. Each unit is connected to an outdoor condensing unit through electrical lines and refrigerant. Our technicians are certified and have the expertise installing ductless heat pumps in Chandler, AZ and throughout the east valley.

Ductless heat pump systems make sense for Arizona homes, because the winter’s mild desert climate does not demand running a heating system as much as those living in colder states. These units save money by only heating specific areas in the home. This type of system can help save up to 50% on electric heating or cooling costs, which is important when our summers can easily tip cooling costs into the $300 range. These systems are becoming more popular with Arizona homeowners due to the numerous benefits:

  • There’s a reduction in energy loss compared to regular duct heating, where some air gets lost in the vents. This doesn’t happen with ductless heating/cooling.
  • With zone control, you can adjust each unit individually to be at the temperature you’d like, saving on electricity bills.
  • Ductless heat pumps are more efficient (even as they age) than duct heating.

Ready to purchase a ductless heat pump, but not sure which size will work for your home? Don’t worry, John’s Refrigeration will assess your property, as well as talk to you about the way you use your home, and help you find the best solution to keep your home at the perfect temperature, be it summer or winter!

Some New Year’s Resolutions for Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

December 28th, 2015

As we welcome in 2016, many of us in the Mesa, AZ area are making new year’s resolutions, such as promising to exercise more or indulge in harmful vices less. You would be well served to make a few additional resolutions regarding your heating and air conditioning system. They could serve you quite well in the coming year by improving your system’s overall efficiency and maybe putting a few dollars back in your pocket along the way. Continue Reading

Is It Too Late to Get Heating Maintenance This Year?

December 21st, 2015

The holidays are here, and the weather has grown chilly in Mesa, AZ, which means most people will be running their heaters on a regular basis. The increased frequency of heater use may lead some residents to wonder if they might need heating maintenance, and to suspect that it may be too late in the season to schedule it. Instead, they’ll soldier on with their heater as is, and wait for the spring to think about maintenance. This can be a big mistake. It’s never too late to get heating maintenance this winter—especially if you haven’t serviced your system in a while—and the benefits can affect your household immediately. Now is the time to schedule maintenance if you haven’t done so already. Continue Reading

Don’t get left in the cold! How to keep your heater in top shape

December 16th, 2015

 

With average low temperatures of around 39° predicted for the month of December in outlying Valley areas, you really don’t want to get left out in the cold! It is essential to keep your heater in top working condition, otherwise you could be looking at the need for a heat pump repair this winter. To prevent needing heat pump repair in Queen Creek AZ, as well as in Gilbert and Tempe, we suggest following this checklist throughout the year to keep your heater in operational shape. Following these steps will help avoid unnecessary worry and stress to you and your heating unit:

  1. Schedule regular maintenance calls

With John’s, you can join the club and save big with our maintenance program. As a member, you are given priority and will receive service ahead of non-members. Our Peak Performance Club extends the life of your equipment and guarantees savings in the long run.

  1. Change filters regularly

It goes without saying, but this simple tasks is often overlooked. If your system is cycling for longer periods of time in the summer and/or winter, make sure to keep track on your calendar every time you change out the filter.

  1. Invest in a programmable thermostat

This will allow you greater control over your air conditioning and heating system. If you are more technically inclined, you may want to look into a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat. These gadgets are the future in home automation and help you set a schedule that works for you and your home.

  1. Clear debris from the outdoor unit

This prevents a buildup of twigs and leaves, and dust from blocking the outdoor unit. It also stops unwanted pests from using these areas as breeding grounds.

  1. Ask for advice

All our staff are certified professionals and happy to advise you on getting the most out of your heating system. Our technicians are extremely knowledgeable, so the next time they stop by for a maintenance checkup, don’t be afraid to ask them any questions or have them address your concerns.

If you are noticing any strange noises and/or smells or the system is lagging, you may want to consider scheduling a service request sooner rather than later. We are your specialists for heat pump repair in Queen Creek, AZ and Valley wide.

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