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Blog Index 8

Blog Index 8

John’s Refrigeration Blog

Three Main Parts of a Cooling System

June 18th, 2015

Three Main Parts of a Cooling System

When all the parts of your home’s HVAC system are functioning correctly, the system is more efficient, which uses less power, thereby saving you money on your utility bills. It’s important for homeowners to keep up with regular maintenance on their HVAC systems to keep them functioning optimally. Understanding the parts of the cooling system is important so you know how the whole system works. Here are the three main parts of a cooling system:

  1. The heat exchanger is located in the HVAC unit. Air is sucked into the heat exchanger and then is quickly heated and blown out through the ducts to be circulated through the house.
  2. The evaporator coils are activated every time cool air is needed. The cooled air is picked up by the furnace blower and forced along the ducts and out through the vents. Evaporator coils are connected to the HVAC system’s condensing unit.
  3. The condensing unit is installed outside the home and refrigerant gas is cooled through the exchange of heat with the air outside. Then, it’s compressed and condensed into liquid form and sent through a metal tube to the evaporator coil. Once the liquid reaches the coil, a series of small nozzles spray the liquid, lowering its pressure, causing it to turn back into gas. During the evaporation process, heat is absorbed, which causes a drop in temperature and supplies cold air that will be blown through the home.

Ductwork is important, too, since it carries warmed or cooled air throughout the house to all the rooms in your house, where it exits through vents. Loose ductwork can mean dirty air is being circulated through your home. There are many parts to your heating and cooling system that work together so that you are able to enjoy your home in the temperature you choose. Just Call John’s if you’d like us to take a look at your cooling system to see if it’s running as efficiently as possible.

3 Ways to Ease the Burden on Your Air Conditioner

June 15th, 2015

Our air conditioners do yeoman work here in Mesa, AZ: keeping our homes cool and comfortable even as the desert temperatures climb into the triple digits. All that work comes with an expectedly high cost, as your air conditioner takes on a big workload and your monthly utility bills spike accordingly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Beyond common sense techniques to stay cool during the summer, such as hydrating and setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than you normally would, here are 3 ways to ease the burden on your air conditioner, saving you money and reducing the chances of a repair call in the future.Continue Reading

Peak Performance Club Benefits

June 9th, 2015

Preventing your air conditioning unit from breaking down can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in repair costs or to replace your unit. John’s offers an annual a/c maintenance membership that allows you to know you will be comfortable in your home all year long. By giving your HVAC unit some preventive TLC, you can rest assured it’s not going to break down when our desert temperatures start heating up to 110+ degrees. Joining our Peak Performance Club also means your unit will last longer and the service keeps it running no matter what the temperature outside is.

When our NATE Certified technicians come out to inspect your unit, we don’t just check to make sure it’s running, we can also identify safety and health issues. A few of the Peak Performance Club Annual Maintenance Membership features include:

  • Two 51–point inspections
  • Clean indoor and outdoor coils, which maintains proper airflow and prevents issues to compressor valves.
  • Clear condensate to prevent mold formation and avoid water damage.
  • Priority service: You receive service first and ahead of non–club members (very important if your a/c stops working during monsoon).
  • Improved efficiency, which saves you money on your utility bills.

Although the cost of the annual membership is only $199.95, the actual value of this service is $574. You can think of the investment as only $17 a month.

Now that it’s already heating up outside, it’s also important to remember that houses breathe, so doors and vents should be kept open. Shutting interior doors and closing vents in unused rooms doesn’t allow your home to breathe the way it needs to for optimal efficiency.

If you’d like more tips on keeping cool this summer or would like to join our Peak Performance Club, Just Call John’s!

The 5 Focuses of an Energy Audit

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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How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

June 1st, 2015

Here in Mesa, AZ, we need our air conditioners to function as effectively as they possibly can. With proper maintenance, your centralized system should be able to do an effective job, but even then, you can expect to pay higher bills every summer as our triple-digit temperatures put it to the test. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. A properly installed zone control system added to your existing air conditioner can perform wonders for your monthly cooling bills, as well as providing an unprecedented level of precision and control. How do zone control systems work? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

Importance of Clean Air Filters

May 26th, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, many of us have already started using our air conditioners. If we haven’t yet, we will be soon. Higher temperatures bring higher utility bills. A very easy way to help keep cooling costs down is to regularly replace or clean your a/c unit’s air filter.

The importance of clean air filters cannot be overstated. Your house needs to be able to breathe in order for the HVAC unit to work efficiently. If the air filter is clogged with dust and other pollutants from your home’s inside air, then your a/c unit is working harder to do its job. Changing your air filter every month is an easy way to keep your unit running the way it’s supposed to. Remembering to replace the air filter, though, can sometimes be a challenge. If you change out the filter when your utility bill comes in the mailbox, that’s an easy way to remember, and it’s more likely to get done.

If you have an electrostatic air filter, then you don’t need to replace it every month; you just need to clean it. Electrostatic air filters create their own electrostatic charge, attracting more particles than traditional, disposable filters, and they are 10 times more efficient than disposable filters. Electrostatic air filters are permanent, washable, and designed with a heavy duty aluminum frame, with two layers of a special polypropylene weave on the front and back, and they contain a unique poly internal lining.

Since these permanent filters clean the air by using static electricity, airborne particles are attracted and held by the static charge until they are released by washing. In order to clean them, simply flush with water in the opposite direction of the air flow arrows, then rinse the other side, drain the excess water, let air dry, and reinstall.

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. We also sell electrostatic air filters and can show you how to install and clean them.

Keeping filters clean extends the life of you’re a/c system and helps reduce costs. To find out how John’s can help you with your cooling needs, Just Call John’s.

Why Is Air Conditioning Size Important?

May 25th, 2015

Spring is here and summer is on the way, and for residents of Mesa, AZ now is the perfect time to replace an older air conditioning system with a new one. Temperatures are still relatively cool and if you act quickly, you can have a faster, more efficient air conditioner to help keep you cool this summer. Proper sizing is a key part of the installation process: ensuring that your system has the perfect power levels for your home. Why is air conditioning size important? It saves you money and helps keep your system functioning at its peak. Continue Reading

5 Tips to Keep Cooling Costs Down

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.

What Are the Advantages of a Humidifier?

May 18th, 2015

We live in a desert environment here in Mesa, AZ, which means that our summers are as hot as they are dry. The dry air can actually create as many obstacles to your comfort as the heat, and no matter how well your air conditioner does its job, you can find yourself feeling quite uncomfortable without the help of a humidifier. A qualified HVAC technician can install a whole-house humidifier for you, but what are the advantages of a humidifier, specifically? Here’s a quick breakdown. Continue Reading

Air Filtration for Good Health

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.

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