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Blog Index 19

Blog Index 19

John’s Refrigeration Blog

Tips for Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer

May 29th, 2014

Our pets are just like us. From water to shade and air conditioning, it’s important to keep your furry pals comfortable with shade, water, and air conditioning.


Here are some tips for keeping pets cool in the summer:

  1. Water: Just as we can get dehydrated, so can your dog or cat, especially in the heat of the summer. Try your best to not leave your pet outside for long periods of time. If you do need to leave them outside, leave enough water, maybe a full kiddie pool, and access to a shaded area where your dog can cool off.
  2. The Car: Never leave a pet in the car, even for a few minutes. Just as children can become overheated quickly, so can your pet. If you see an animal alone in a parked vehicle, call the police.
  3. Exercise: Limit your pet’s exercise on the most extreme weather days. In addition to getting dehydrated like we can, your dog can burn its paws on the hot concrete. Consider getting booties for your pet and walking them after dark or before dawn to prevent damage to their pads.
  4. Signs and Places: If your dog is panting or isn’t recovering quickly after being outside, give them ice and water to help them cool from the inside out, as well as a cool place to lay. Be sure that at all times your dog has the opportunity to be indoors, even if it’s just one area of your home, and provide cool places where they can rest, such as on a tile floor.
  5. Breed: Be especially conscious of the impact of heat on your breed of pet. Some breeds can take longer to cool off after time outside while others can’t take the heat at all. Provide the proper environment to suit your pet’s needs especially in the heat of the summer.

At John’s Refrigeration, we’re dedicated to keeping the entire family comfortable, including your pets. For information about services we offer, please contact us today.

Why our Technicians are NATE Certified…and Why It Matters

May 27th, 2014

When you have a technician come into your home, you want to know they are experts in their field. You want to know they can solve your problem and create comfort in your home.

At John’s Refrigeration, we are pleased to say that our technicians receive ongoing education, including NATE certification. Our NATE certified technicians are the best in the HVAC field because they have taken the time and effort to learn about the equipment on which they are working.

What is NATE certification?

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is a requirement for all of the technicians at John’s Refrigeration. Our team learns about the installation and maintenance of HVAC equipment so they can answer your questions, and install and fix equipment in a cost-effective and knowledgeable manner.

What’s the history of NATE?

Unhappy with customer callbacks and costly equipment returns, HVAC manufacturers came together to teach the best ways to install and service their equipment. Their goal was to make the process more efficient. From industry knowledge of installation to proper maintenance of equipment, a NATE certified technician has the knowledge to work on a variety of equipment, including:

  • Air conditioning
  • Air distribution
  • Heat pumps
  • Gas heating
  • Oil heating
  • Commercial refrigeration

They are trained to install, diagnose, and fix equipment to the highest efficiency standards.

Why it Matters

We want our technicians to be able to offer the highest quality service to our customers. John’s Refrigeration is dedicated to providing comfort to you, your family, and pets by ensuring optimal temperature, clean air, and energy efficiency. NATE certification is just one of the ways we accomplish this goal.

To learn more about our technicians and services, please contact us today.

Related websites:

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) official website

John’s Refrigeration Nominated For Award

May 23rd, 2014

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Nominated John’s Refrigeration

for Business of the Year


Gilbert, AZ – The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has released its list of nominees for the 2014 Business of the Year Award and John’s Refrigeration is up for medium sized (over 20 employees) Business of the Year! Each year several businesses are nominated on the basis of employee satisfaction, customer service, and community involvement. John’s Refrigeration has exemplary status in all three categories.


The Eighth Annual Business Awards Luncheon, presented by American Furniture Warehouse,  will be held on Wednesday, June 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert & San Tan Elegante Conference Center in Gilbert. General admission is $50; Chamber member admission is $35. To view a complete list of nominees for this year’s awards, please visit http://tinyurl.com/p5pawzf.

Since 1970, John’s has offered a full range of air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality and home energy services to customers in and around the East Valley. Their commitment to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction influences every decision they make. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all services, the technicians are NATE–certified with clean drug tests and background checks. The result is an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, 2011 and 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Awards, and a 2013 Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Family Business of the Year award. Their business has grown over the last 30+ years largely on referrals, because their customers enjoy working with an HVAC contractor that provides them with the quality of service that they deserve.


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If you would like more information about this event or to schedule an interview with Jasmine Holmes, please call 817-845-1596 or email Melissa Perkins at melissa@910west.com.

How Much Does Efficiency Matter with New Air Conditioners?

May 23rd, 2014

“Energy-efficiency” is one of the key phrases heard when it comes to modern appliances. We live in an era in which people want the devices they use on a daily basis to work well without putting an undue drain on energy resources. Technological progress has increasingly pushed to reduce the amount of power that machines need to work effectively, and today we have many choices for high efficiency systems for our home.

Like air conditioners.

The efficiency of an air conditioner is easy to discover: it’s listed as SEER, “seasonal energy efficiency rating,” a measure calculated from the ratio of the cooling power of an AC (in BTUs, British Thermal Units) to the energy consumed (in watt-hours) averaged over a season. The higher the SEER, the more efficiently it converts electrical power into cooling.

When you are looking for new air conditioning in Tempe, AZ, you will need to consider SEER as well as other factors. Johns Refrigeration can help you make the ideal choice for your home, and we will install your new system so it works its best for you. Contact us today to set up an appointment or request an estimate.

Efficiency is important for your energy budget

The most important information that SEER tells you is how it will save you money over a season of cooling. A system with more than 14.5 SEER qualifies for the ENERGY STAR label from the U.S. EPA and is considered an excellent choice for saving money. The higher the number, the more you can expect to save during a season.

Efficiency is important for service life

If an air conditioner has high efficiency, then it puts less pressure on its components in order to run. This means it will last longer on average than comparable systems with lower SEER. When you invest in a high SEER air conditioning system, you are making a long-term commitment to energy savings.

Efficiency in not important for cooling power

This is where people sometimes make a mistake: just because a unit has high SEER doesn’t mean it is automatically the best choice. Aside from high SEER air conditioners costing more, they may not actually provide enough cooling for a home. Energy-efficiency only measures the ratio of cooling power to energy consumed; a system can very efficiently make use of power, and yet still not produce the amount of cooling needed to evenly condition a house. You must balance SEER with other factors in your home so that you have the perfect air conditioning in Tempe, AZ that cools you down and saves money.

Let the NATE-certified technicians at Johns Refrigeration handle your air conditioning installation. We will make sure that we put in a system with the best balance of SEER and other important factors.

Why You Should Also Replace Your Thermostat with New Air Conditioning Installation

May 23rd, 2014

It’s easy to think of the thermostat as a separate system from the air conditioner. You can have a new air conditioner installed and still keep the older thermostat in place, and vice versa. However, a thermostat plays an important role in air conditioning operation, and unless it’s kept up to date with a new AC, it can lead to a loss in efficiency and cooling. When the time has come to replace an old and ailing air conditioner, you should arrange to have a new thermostat installed with it.

For the quality air conditioning installation service in Chandler, AZ, that will take care of all the steps, from picking the replacement unit to hooking up a new thermostat, trust to Johns Refrigeration. We have served homes with excellent AC and heating since 1970.

The Importance of Installing a New Thermostat

A thermostat can make or break an air conditioner. Only a small fault in the thermostat’s operation will mean an AC that turns on and off at the wrong time, or short-cycles and drains excess power. Although you may not notice anything wrong at first, a malfunctioning thermostat will begin to raise your cooling bills and put extra strain on the AC, leading to repairs and a shortened lifespan.

In the same way that a malfunctioning thermostat negatively affects an air conditioner, an outdated thermostat will limit an updated AC. The situation might not be as extreme, but you will end up getting far less of what you paid for from your new cooling system if you have a thermostat that cannot control it with the necessary precision.

It’s especially important to upgrade your thermostat if you still have a manual model. Manual models do not have the precision settings of digital models, and they cannot be programmed. If you move up to a digital programmable model, or even to a Wi-Fi-enabled one, you’ll have a level of control over your new air conditioner that will help you receive the most from it.

Finally, choosing to have thermostat installation done during air conditioning installation streamlines the process. It’s easier for technicians to take care of the two jobs together than to wire up a new thermostat later. You will need to update the thermostat eventually—particularly if you have a manual or non-programmable digital model—so have the work taken care of all at once.

At Johns Refrigeration, we offer full thermostat replacement service that we can perform in connection with your air conditioning installation. If you don’t plan to have a new AC put in but would like to have a new thermostat, we are happy to help with that as well. Call us today to find out what we can do to make your home more comfortable this summer.

Choose the Best for Air Conditioner Repair in Chandler

May 20th, 2014

Summer is heating up. If your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home the way you want it to, it might be time to call John’s Refrigeration. We provide air conditioner repair in Chandler and across the Valley. And it’s better than the rest. In fact, we provide red carpet treatment.

What do you think when you hear the phrase red carpet treatment for air conditioner repair, Chandler?

You probably scratch your head and wonder what the red carpet has to do with cooling your home!

When our technician arrives at your home, you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality service. Before your appointment, you will receive an email that includes the time of your appointment. When he arrives, he will be in a John’s Refrigeration vehicle, wearing a John’s Refrigeration uniform, and will show you his identification before he enters your home.

Next, we literally roll out a red carpet and cover our shoes.

We ask you what is happening in your home that made you call us for air conditioner repair. Working with you, we review the HVAC system, diagnose the problem, and present solutions.

What makes our technicians the best?

  1. Licensed and Insured: Your peace of mind, safety, and protection mean everything to us. We will show you our $2 million policy so you know we’re serious.
  2. Education: Our technicians take part in ongoing training and education so they understand the latest HVAC trends and technology.
  3. Guarantee of Work Quality: We offer a 100% money-back guarantee to all customers as well as a lifetime workmanship guarantee. We don’t rest until our customers are happy with our work.
  4. Solutions-oriented: We aren’t going to tell you there’s a problem when there isn’t one. We’re dedicated to finding solutions to your family’s needs and expectations. It is important to us for our customers to be in a safe, healthy, and comfortable home environment.
  5. Above and beyond: We understand the needs of your family go beyond having hot and cool air in your home at the appropriate times of year. A customized comfort system for your home is about more than switching out the HVAC box.

If you’re looking for a team dedicated to red carpet service and solutions to air conditioner repair, replacement, and maintenance, Just Call John’s Refrigeration!

Why Indoor Air Quality Testing is Important

May 18th, 2014

As much as 90% of our time is spent indoors, making it especially important to understand indoor air quality. Do you notice you sneeze more or have headaches when you’re at home and the symptoms clear up when you leave? That’s a sign that there is an air quality problem in your home. Consider getting indoor air quality testing to identify exactly where the problems are so you can find solutions and start feeling better.


What is indoor air quality testing?

Indoor air quality testing measures a variety of factors that contribute to how you feel when you are in your home or office. These include the temperature, humidity, lack of ventilation, mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals.

Signs the air quality in your home is a problem

  • You feel better when you’re away from home
  • There is dirt or dust around vents
  • Air smells stale, as if it isn’t circulating
  • Changes to your health after a home renovation
  • Mold in the home
  • There is no outside air circulating in your home

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Oftentimes people think a tightly sealed home will keep pollutants outside. While that is true, they fail to recognize that the air in the home will be sealed inside, allowing no fresh air from outdoors into the home. While outdoor air contains its fair share of pollutants, it is important to circulate the air in your home. When the air is not circulated, it can cause a variety of breathing, allergy, and other health problems.

We recommend installing a home air cleaner, which is installed in the ductwork of the home, keeping the air clean for you and your family. Whole-home air filtration systems remove particulates such as dust, pollen, smoke, animal dander, and tobacco smoke so you’re breathing the cleanest air possible in your home.

At John’s Refrigeration we are dedicated to keeping you and your family comfortable and healthy in your home. Contact us to today to get an indoor air quality test.

Related blog posts:

Asthma, Allergies & Indoor Air Quality

What is a Home Air Cleaner?

Do You Need A Home Air Filtration System?


3 Reasons to Install a New Air Conditioner

May 16th, 2014

A summer in Chandler, AZ is nothing to approach lightly. Air conditioners must stay in the best shape possible to endure the scorching days without major malfunctions or breakdowns. In some cases, preparing an air conditioner for summer will require more work than spring maintenance and preventive repair work: there are times when you will need to completely replace the AC with a new system. In this post, we’ll look at 3 good reasons to invest in a professional air conditioning installation in Chandler, AZ for the coming season.

Part of quality AC operation is quality AC services from professionals. Call Johns Refrigeration and rely on our more than 40 years of experience with air conditioning services to keep you cool all summer long.

Here are 3 reasons top consider air conditioner replacement installation:

1. Your Current AC Is Too Old

“Too old” is a relative term, since air conditioner models have different lifespan estimates. Check on the estimate your manufacturer set for your air conditioner, which is probably between 10–15 years. If the system is older than the upper limit, then you should have a replacement done when it is still convenient and before the system decays to the point that it begins costing you extra in repairs and operation.

2. You Have Experienced a Sharp Increase in Cooling Costs

When an air conditioner suffers too much wear and tear, it will start to drain excess energy to run its components. If this efficiency loss comes from a single malfunction or because of delayed maintenance, it is usually a simple issue to fix: a visit from a technician will restore the system and lower energy costs back to normal. However, if your air conditioner continues to cost more and more to run with each month, and no amount of service changes this, then the system has gone beyond the point where repairs will help and you should replace it.

3. You Want To Take Advantage of New Technology

If you have had your current AC a decade or more, a number of major advances in HVAC technology have arrived since it was first installed. Current air conditioners have superior performance and energy-efficiency, as well as additional features that weren’t available 10 years ago. Replacing an older system can mean a significant jump in your comfort and savings.

Call Johns Refrigeration today to ask about what we can do to provide you with a great new air conditioning installation in Chandler, AZ. We can help you make the choice about whether you should replace your current system or not; if replacement is your best choice, you can trust us to help you pick the right unit and install so that you won’t have to worry about another replacement for many, many years.

How to Stay Hydrated When It’s 100+ Outside

May 15th, 2014

Not enough can be said about the importance of drinking a lot of water. Dehydration occurs when a person doesn’t consume enough or if they lose too much fluid. Without enough water, the human body, which is two-thirds water, cannot function properly. And, although it’s possible to go for a long time without food, people cannot live without water for more than a few days.

Most people easily replace fluid lost through natural body functions, such as breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom, by simply drinking and eating. But working for even a short amount of time in our scorching desert heat can quickly cause you to experience the symptoms of dehydration, which include:


  • A dry or sticky mouth or a swollen tongue
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight loss
  • Dark yellow urine or a decrease in urination

Even though we often hear that thirst is a sign of being dehydrated, it’s not a sufficient measure, because you could be dehydrated and not feel thirsty. So hydrate yourself even if you don’t feel thirsty, but especially if you are working or exercising outside. Keep a water bottle with you at all times, and drink throughout the day. Drink a large glass of water before going to bed and when you wake up each morning.

Water is the best option for hydration. Soda and caffeinated beverages aren’t going to add much water and can cause other problems.

If you don’t like plain water, try drinking a flavored water or adding a slice of lemon, or slices of cucumbers or strawberries. Other fluids, like juice and tea, count, too. There are also many foods that have high water content and which can help replenish lost fluids. Lettuce is 95% water, watermelon is 92% water, and broccoli is 91% water. Soups, popsicles, and yogurt also have high water content.

It’s also extremely important to keep your pets hydrated. You should bring them indoors if it gets too hot outside, or you could provide shade and even a misting system to keep your outdoor pets cool.

Wind and your HVAC System

May 13th, 2014

Monsoon is not the only time the wind blows here in the Valley of the Sun.  Sometimes the wind kicks up and dust devils toss not only dirt and debris, but other pollutants, into the air. Where there are strong winds, there is blowing dust when you live in the desert. The dust creates a thick haze, affecting visibility while driving. Not only do high winds and dust make it difficult to drive, but they also make it difficult to breathe if you have respiratory issues like asthma or allergies.

Here are a few tips to help you get through these windy days and still be comfortable:

  • Since a home’s a/c unit filters the outside air, dust storms can strain it, making your system work harder and less efficiently. Learn more about how winds and monsoon affect your home’s ability to keep pollutants out of your home by reading “Monsoon”.
  • Because the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country, it’s imperative to keep the air we breathe while inside our homes as fresh as possible. An efficient HVAC unit can provide that. Read more about how to prevent dirt and dust from invading your home at “Indoor Air Quality.”
  • Pollen is the most difficult allergen to avoid and it’s almost impossible to do so when the wind starts blowing. Learn how, with proper air balancing, duct sealing, and using the correct filter, you can prevent pollen and other allergens from getting in your house at “Pollen and your HVAC system.
  • Pollutants increase the chance of upper respiratory infections and cause adults to miss work, children to miss school, and often require multiple visits to doctors’ offices and sometimes even the emergency room. “Asthma, Allergies, & Indoor Air Quality” discusses this topic in more detail.
  • Your heating and air conditioning system can either be contributing to asthma symptoms or causing asthma attacks by harboring and spreading pollen and other allergens. “HVAC and Asthma” mentions how a properly functioning HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens in part by maintaining a consistent indoor environment free from external, airborne irritants.
  • Air filters are vital at keeping pollutants from infiltrating your home. Wind picks up dust and that dust makes it into your home if you have a dirty air filter. Read what else a clean air filter can do for your family’s health in our upcoming article, “The Importance of Changing Your Filter Regularly”.
  • Cleaning the air in your home so that your family is able to breathe easier is a priority at John’s. We install home air cleaners that will help you breathe easier and we talk about them in “What is a Home Air Cleaner.”
  • Whole-home air filtration systems make the air in your home as clean as possible by removing annoying particulates and allowing you to breathe cleaner, healthier air. Not only will your health improve with this system, but a significant energy savings can also be realized. To answer the question, “Do You Need A Home Air Filtration System?” read our blog.

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling takes the way you breathe while inside your home seriously. If spring winds, monsoon, dust, pollen, and other irritating pollutants are interfering with your health, just call John’s.

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