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Blog Index 23

Blog Index 23

John’s Refrigeration Blog

Welcome Ashley to Our Team!

February 25th, 2014

At John’s Refrigeration, we believe in hiring team members who can help us maintain a level of customer service. Ashley joined the John’s Refrigeration team in October 2013 as Office Leader, where she provides expertise on a variety of customer and employee related topics. She is a valuable member of the team, offering experience in finding solutions.

Ashley believes in treating people the right way, minimizing bad experiences, and creating opportunities for people to do their best. As Office Leader, she works with the team at the office, our technicians, and customers. Ashley is passionate about building business relationships through communication.

In short, Ashley exemplifies the spirit of John’s Refrigeration. Passionate about supporting the team and providing solutions, she helps us meet our goal of giving our customers 100% satisfaction. At John’s Refrigeration, we want our customers to be raving fans, referring us to your friends and family.

When she’s not working at John’s, Ashley spends time with her husband and sister. She enjoys hiking every weekend and tending to the cows, goats, chickens and turkeys on her mini-farm.


5 Natural Allergy Remedies

February 22nd, 2014

If you’re sniffling, sneezing, and have a scratchy throat, you know it is allergy season here in Arizona! Pollen levels are high and lots of trees and plants are in full bloom. We know changing air filters regularly and regular maintenance to the HVAC unit are important to keeping your family healthy. What else can we do to treat or avoid allergies?


Here are some natural allergy remedies:

  1. Take a probiotic to keep your digestive and immune systems healthy throughout the year. A healthy immune system helps prevent allergy attacks.
  2. Exercise helps the immune system stay healthy. Being active – walking 30 minutes a day 3-5 times per week – helps your body run efficiently (pun intended).
  3. Making healthy food choices helps your body stay efficient. There are less additives to process so the body can focus on basic functions.
  4. Getting regular sleep helps the body recover and function at its highest level. This allows time for cells to repair, preventing a variety of ailments.
  5. Saline nasal rinses help clear allergens and irritants, which prevent or help lessen the symptoms of allergies.

We hope these tips help you stay healthy through allergy season!

For information about keeping your family comfortable in your home and ways your HVAC unit can help alleviate allergy symptoms, contact the team at John’s Refrigeration.

Do You Need A Home Air Filtration System?

February 20th, 2014

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also helps filter the air you breathe in your home, keeping your family healthy. As long as the unit is properly maintained, your home should be a comfortable and welcome respite from the pollutants outside. If the existing system is working optimally and there are still issues with dust and other allergens in your home, you might want to consider a home air filter.

Although home air filters can help control the amount of dust in a home, many people buy them to ease asthma or allergy symptoms and not just to keep their houses cleaner. Some air cleaning devices are designed to be installed in the ductwork of the HVAC system to clean the air in the whole house. Portable air cleaners can be used to clean the air in a single room, but are not intended for cleaning the air in the entire house. These also require a great deal of maintenance, including regular, thorough cleaning.


Whole-home air filtration systems make the air in your home as clean as possible by removing annoying particulates, allowing you to 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 cooking stoves, and particles associated with tiny organisms such as dust mites and bacteria.

John’s can install a home air filter which will rid your home of these damaging irritants. Not only will your health improve, but a significant energy savings can also be realized. The buildup of dust, dirt, pet dander, and hair on your heating and cooling equipment can reduce its efficiency by as much as 25%. The cleaner the air in your home means filters need to be changed or cleaned less often and HVAC units last longer.

A whole-home air filtration system is installed as part of your home’s HVAC unit. Every time your system runs, the air in your home is filtered through the cleaner, removing potentially harmful contaminants from every room of your home. The resulting clean air is then distributed through your ductwork to every room in your home.

Don’t just treat the symptoms of dust and other respiratory irritants in your home, call John’s Refrigeration, Heating, and Cooling to remove the contaminants from the air in your house with this whole-home solution.

Home Heating Safety & Health

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.

Consider the AFUE Rating When Planning Heating Installation

February 17th, 2014

In Mesa, AZ, heating installation services need to be familiar with a wide variety of options for their clients. Chief among them is the unit’s AFUE ratings, which stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. It’s a measure of how efficiently the heater does its job, which can pay huge dividends once your new heater is up and running. You need to consider the AFUE rating when planning heating installation because it can make a big difference in how your heater performs later on down the line.

The rating is measured as a percentage, derived from a fairly simple formula. It’s simply the total amount of energy the heater uses when it runs divided by the amount of energy it uses to actually heat the home. For example, if your heater uses 100,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) of energy during its operation and generates 80,000 BTUs worth of heat, it would have an AFUE rating of 80%. The higher the rating, the more energy is being used to heat your home instead of being lost to waste or inefficiency. Naturally, heaters with a higher AFUE rating tend to cost more for the initial installation than those with a lower AFUE. You also tend to get a higher AUE with a new heater than an older one: a good reason to invest in a new unit if your current heater is laboring.

Beyond that, you need to balance your current budget with the anticipated savings of a unit with a high AFUE rating. The higher rated the system, the move it will save you in monthly costs over the years, especially in places with warm climates that don’t require heating year ‘round. Depending upon the specifics, the long-term savings might actually pay for the better unit and then some. As always, it pays to look at your specific circumstances and then do the math with a trusted advisor who knows the ins and outs.

In Mesa AZ, heating installation services can be performed by Johns Refrigeration, and we can consider the AFUE rating when planning heating installation with you. We’ll ensure that you get the best and most efficient unit for your circumstances and our installation of that unit will be second to none. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

What is a Home Air Cleaner?

February 13th, 2014

Clean air in your home not only means having to dust less often, but being able to breathe easier. Indoor air is often dirtier than outside air if your HVAC unit and its ductwork aren’t properly installed and maintained. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections and asthma. It can also cause headaches, eye, nose, throat, and respiratory irritation, coughing, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, muscle pain, and fatigue.


One of the best ways to improve the quality of air in your home is to remove those contaminants with a whole home air cleaner, such as an air filtering or air purification system. John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling offers several solutions to your air quality problems. Our air filters and air purifiers are installed in your home’s ductwork where they can interact with the optimal amount of air.

John’s offers several home air cleaner services like our Filtered Fresh Air System, air filtering, air purification, duct repair and replacement. These types of services are designed to prevent contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, and VOC’s from getting into your home and polluting your air.  Just Call John’s. We’ll make you feel comfortable, all the way around.

3 Things to Consider with Commercial HVAC Installation

February 10th, 2014

Commercial HVAC units are a key part of your business space, providing comfortable working temperatures for your employees and a pleasant atmosphere for your customers. They’re designed to be modular and easily tailored to fit your office space: providing individual service to multiple occupants of the same building, for example, or to expand as your business grows. In Mesa AZ, heating repair services handle commercial HVAC systems as often as residential systems, and a faulty HVAC unit can cost you far more in lost business and productivity than you can guess. You can help yourself by preparing when you first set up your system.

Here are 3 things to consider with commercial HVAC installation:

  • Anticipate future needs. A successful business will add more operations and employees, necessitating a larger workspace which necessitates more heating and cooling potential. Keep that in mind when setting up your HVAC system and leave room to grow. The good news is that the modular nature of HVAC systems allows that to happen fairly readily.
  • Use the latest technology. Advance thermostats, zone control systems and other bells and whistles can be integral to keeping operating costs down. You don’t want your HVAC system to run when nobody’s there, but you may have parts of your operation that require conditioned air to function. (For example, computer hard drives which might overheat without a set temperature.) Advance upgrades can address that issue without forcing you to waste precious dollars heating or cooling unnecessary parts of your business.
  • Use professional installation services. An accredited installation service will ensure that you are spending your money wisely: offering a quality guarantee to ensure that the HVAC system works right the first time, every time. A fly-by-night service may save you money initially, but can cost you a great deal in inefficiency and unnecessary repairs

There’s a lot of things to consider with commercial HVAC installation and you need a partner who knows how to do the job. Johns Refrigeration handles Mesa, AZ heating repair issues of all varieties, and can put together an installation package that fits your needs. Call us today to set up a consultation!

Symptoms of Asthma and Your HVAC

February 10th, 2014

If you or a family member has asthma, your heating and air conditioning system can either be contributing to symptoms of asthma or causing asthma attacks by harboring and spreading allergens. Or, if your HVAC system is running efficiently, it could be creating an environment that helps you manage your allergy symptoms and keeps the air inside your home healthier and cleaner. A properly functioning HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens in part by maintaining a consistent indoor environment free from external, airborne irritants.

Central a/c can help asthmatics breathe, sleep, and live easier, but only if the system is working the way it is supposed to be. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your HVAC unit, it must be maintained properly. Between proper air balancing, duct sealing, and using the correct filter, you can prevent pollen and other allergens from getting in your house, significantly reducing allergies and asthma symptoms.

Have the unit serviced annually by a certified HVAC contractor and you will dramatically improve the air quality in your home while also prolonging the life of your heating and air conditioning system by stopping dirt and other small particles from getting to the mechanical components that make up the unit.


Since the allergens found in indoor air are mostly tiny irritants such as pollen and bacteria, as well as pet dander, cockroach, and other insect pest particles, they are easily inhaled. It is important that people with asthma maintain a healthy indoor environment in order to reduce exposure to these indoor asthma triggers. Not only can poor indoor air quality make the symptoms of asthma worse for someone who already has it, but it may also play a role in the development of asthma in more susceptible people, like small children.

Keeping the air in your home free of these allergens is an important step towards keeping your family healthy. Call John’s so we can address any symptoms of asthma you may be experiencing, service your HVAC unit, and discuss which filter is best for your system. Because we are your indoor comfort specialists.

How a Maintenance Program is Like Healthcare for Your HVAC

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!

3 Things that Happen During an Energy Audit

February 6th, 2014

Here in Mesa, AZ heating systems need to function at their best in the winter, when our desert temperatures can drop surprisingly low. One of the best ways to maintain the efficiency of your heater – and save you money on those monthly bills – is to schedule an energy audit every few years to see where you might be able to improve your heating efficiency. A trained expert arrives at your home to perform the audit: identifying spots where you may be losing energy unnecessarily, and then discussing possible options for correcting them. It helps if you know what to expect. Here are 3 things that happen during an energy audit.

  • Your home will be inspected. This includes hard-to-reach places like your attic and your crawlspace, which the ourMesa, AZ heating systems technician will carefully inspect for leaks and other potential problems.  He or she will also carefully check you heating and air conditioning system, checking to see how old they are and how well they run.
  • Tests will be run. This includes tests to find cracks around doors and windows, smoke stick and air hood tests to check air flow, and infrared camera tests to pin down any cold spots or similar places where your home may be losing energy. This can identify places when heat gets leeched out of your home, as well as location where air flow and air pressure can be gauged.
  • The technician will discuss your options. Once all the tests have been performed, the technician will point out his or her findings and make recommendations on the best way to proceed. It could involve anything from use weather stripping to seal up cracks around your front door to replacing your existing HVAC system with an entirely new one.

In Mesa, AZ, heating systems fall under the purveyance of Johns Refrigeration, which can perform energy audits on your home with professionalism and care. We’ll also explain the things that happen during an energy audit in detail, so there will be no surprises. Call us today to set up an appointment. We’ll help you save on energy costs and make your house as efficient as it can be!

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