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Blog Index 29

Blog Index 29

John’s Refrigeration Blog

Six DIY Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners

July 22nd, 2013

Making your home energy efficient is complicated business. From sealing and insulation to how we live in our home, there are many ways to lose energy efficiency. At Johns Refrigeration we offer a 51-point inspection of the HVAC system including the ductwork of the home. Our Peak Performance Home Evaluation includes air and pressure balancing or pressure checks, an option for incorporating a fresh air component to the system and more. As a homeowner, there also things you can do to make your home more efficient.

Did you know? As much as 80% of energy savings comes from 20% of needed repairs which is why we offer the following six DIY energy saving tips for homeowners:

  1. Sealing around wall or ceiling registers: By sealing the registers you are helping to eliminate dust, dirt, pollen, other contaminants and hot air from entering your home via the attic and air-conditioning system.
  2. Insulating and sealing the attic hatch is a forgotten task for many homeowners. It’s a place where air can be lost or drafts can occur decreasing the efficiency of the HVAC system and increasing energy costs to you.
  3. Install shade screens on the outside of the home. This actually has a greater return on investment (ROI) than replacing windows and doors, at least here in the Arizona desert. The shades prevent the sun from heating the home as much as its non-shaded counterparts. It will take less energy too cool it saving homeowners energy costs.
  4. Stop closing doors. Many homeowners are under the false assumption that closing doors helps save energy when the opposite is actually true. Ideally the entire home should be at a neutral pressure. Closing doors causes a positive or negative environment which causes cool air to escape or brings hot air and contaminants in from outside the home. Keeping the doors open helps keep pressure closer to neutral and your system working more efficiently saving you money.
  5. Programmable thermostats are a great way to regulate energy use and utility cost. Some even have the option of controlling the HVAC system right from your cell phone! Check out our article about selecting and installing the right thermostat for your home.
  6. Choosing the right air filter can not only make your home energy efficient, it will also lower your energy costs. Select a filter that is low resistance and high efficiency. If the filter you use is “sucked” into the space, you are using a filter that has too high a resistance. You’re actually making the system work harder; it’s like it is breathing through a small tube or having an asthma attack – the system has to work harder to cool your home. Less resistance is like breathing without asthma – it is smooth and efficient. We recommend the Aire Care filters which are low resistance and 84% efficient. Call us to learn more about these filters.

 

If you have questions or concerns about these energy saving tips and the energy efficiency of your home, please contact us at 480-648-2400 to schedule an appointment.

Air Conditioning Repair Phoenix

July 18th, 2013

Because of the extreme heat we experience during the summer, air conditioning repair in Phoenix is an important facet of everyday life in Arizona. Hiring a reputable company that can fix your home’s a/c unit quickly is also vital. When the outside temperatures reach 115°, the temperatures inside your home can quickly soar, too. According to the National Weather Service, heat kills more people in the U.S. than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined, making summers in the Valley of the Sun a dangerous prospect without air conditioning.

In Phoenix’s desert climate, air conditioning is the backbone of our existence. Heat tolerance only goes so far and no one wants to be hot in their home. Staying insulated from the heat in a climate controlled environment is why you should call John’s to repair your home’s a/c. We will look at the entire HVAC system, make recommendations before beginning any repairs, and present you with a guaranteed price up front so there are no surprises later on. And all of our repairs, parts and labor come with a two-year warranty.

 

Our Service Consultants aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling will send a Service Consultant to your home the same day if you have problems with your cooling unit. Our goal is to make your home as comfortable for you as you want as quickly as we can. We’ve been in business in the Phoenix area since 1970, so our certified technicians know all there is to know about air conditioning repair. We know exactly what to look for and how to fix it so that you and your loved ones are safe, cool, and happy.

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling is a family business that treats you like family…25 hours a day, 8 days a week. We want our families to be cool and comfortable and we want the same for you and your family.

Monsoons, Haboobs and Air Conditioning: Phoenix Dust Storms

July 12th, 2013

Arizona’s official monsoon season is June 15ththrough September 30th. These storms range from minor dust storms to intense thunderstorms. The monsoon usually starts with heavy winds, which can turn into a wall of dust hundreds of feet high moving across the Mesa area Valley. Phoenix dust storms, called haboobs, are often accompanied by thunder and lightning and sometimes lead to heavy downpours. It’s the only season during which Arizonans don’t use the phrase “it’s a dry heat”.

The Arizona Division of Public Health Services describes AZ heat as “more than a nuisance – it is lethal.” And the severity of annual monsoons affects our roadways – including driving visibility and flash flooding – as well as air quality. A 10,000 foot-tall wall of dust, 30 or more miles wide can do a lot of damage, especially to a home’s HVAC system.

Since a home’s air conditioning system filters the outside air, the dust storms that are part of a monsoon can put strain on your unit, making it work harder and less efficiently. Because the a/c unit may run longer than normal due to the higher humidity, homeowners may need to lower the thermostat setting in order to keep comfortable. 77 degrees in a 50% humid home does not feel good.

Cleaning the unit’s condensate drain will help keep your HVAC system clean and clear out any debris, which makes the unit more efficient. Not cleaning the drain out can put so much strain on the system that it can cause damage. Air conditioning pulls humidity out of the air while it cools, and that moisture has to go somewhere. Making sure your unit’s condensate drain is clean and clear of debris will prevent the drain from overflowing and potentially causing property damage (from a ceiling caving in, for example).

When the electricity goes out during a monsoon, it’s best to turn your air conditioning unit off so there’s not a huge power draw when the electricity comes back on. In fact, investing in surge protection is also a wise move, considering your a/c is the biggest power draw in your home.

You should call John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling if you have issues with your a/c unit during the monsoon. After all the dust has settled, make an appointment to have our certified technicians check your home’s HVAC, including duct work and air quality, to ensure your family is breathing fresh air. After all, we are your indoor comfort specialists.

Yard Sign AC Promotion: $10 Off

July 5th, 2013

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling handles new installations, expert repairs, and ongoing maintenance. We offer many other home comfort services, too, including home performance testing, air balancing, humidification, a central air conditioner refrigerant charge, and air flow optimization. John’s is also authorized by both SRP and APS for duct testing and repair.

And we are excited about a new promotion that offers our customers a discount off any kind of work done by John’s. Let us put a promotional sign in your yard for one week and in exchange, we’ll take $10 off your bill! This can be an AC promotion or any other work you need done. We’ll let you keep the sign longer than that and we hope you’ll want to. The sign tells your neighbors you trusted John’s enough to provide the expert service for which we’re known on your own house.

 

 

Because John’s repairs all makes and models and all kinds of heating and cooling systems, including central air conditioning, ductless air, heat pumps, and gas furnaces, what better time is there to ensure you and your family remain cool in the record breaking heat we’ve already experienced this summer? We fix it right the first time so you stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

We also offer two levels of AC Preventative Maintenance and Heating System service, a 21- and 51-point inspection, and we back all of our repairs, parts and labor, with a two-year warranty. So, for the best and most reliable service, contact John’s Refrigeration today and we’ll take $10 off your bill just for allowing us to place one of our signs in your yard after any service, repair, or installation!

At John’s Refrigeration, we’ll make it happen.

 

Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool from John’s Refrigeration Family Heating and Cooling

July 3rd, 2013

 

With the heat warnings in Phoenix, John’s Refrigeration your family heating and cooling company, would like to consider your furry family members. When you are hot, they must be miserable. After all, how would you like to be outside in a fur coat?

Pets die every year from heat stroke according to the Humane Society, and the worst part for pet owners is knowing it was preventable.  John’s Refrigeration gives quick and easy tips on preventing these tragedies by explaining how to help keep four-footed furry friends cool.

 

  • Never leave your pet in your car. It takes very little time for a car to heat up: In 100 degree weather, it takes only 15 minutes to get to 140 degrees inside the car.
  • Keep your pet hydrated. Supply a large bowl full of water in the shade. Make sure it’s fresh to keep out germs from birds and bugs.
  • Make sure your pet has plenty of shade. Especially if they are bound to a limited space.
  • Do not run with your pet during the hot part of the day. Dogs are so loyal, they will put themselves at risk if we ask them to.
  • Spray your pet down with cool water before leaving for work.
  • Know the signs of heat stroke and call your veterinarian right away. DANGER SIGNS: rapid panting • bright red tongue • red or pale gums • thick, sticky saliva, depression • weak/dizzy • vomiting/diarrhea • shock • coma. An overheating dog may appear sluggish, unresponsive or disorientated. Gums, tongue and conjunctiva of the eyes may be bright red. Eventually he will collapse, suffer a seizure and may go into a coma.
  • If you think your pet is suffering from heatstroke, immediately remove him or her to a cool, shady area. Try to lower the animal’s temperature by placing in cool, not cold, water. Apply ice to the head and neck. Get to a veterinarian as soon as possible–follow-up care will be critical to survival.

 

Pollen and your HVAC system

June 28th, 2013

Many people move to the Phoenix metro area from other parts of the United States thinking their allergy problems will go away. But Arizona’s desert dust creeps into every nook and cranny of our homes, though there are many things we can do to prevent this pollution intrusion.

Poor indoor air quality is a major pathway for pollen and many other airborne pollutants. A poorly maintained a/c unit and compromised ducts can be prime real estate for germs. Inefficient filters can be home to many types of bacteria and viruses. Air coming through leaky doors and windows circulates dust, pollen, gasses, and odors through your home. And while some bacteria will cause odors, others won’t, so don’t count on a tell-tale scent to know if your system is housing mold and other pollutants.

Pollen is by far the most difficult allergen to avoid. All types of plants generally favor warm, sunny days for releasing pollen, and they prefer the kind of dry air typical of Arizona. Although these pollen grains are tiny, compared to other allergenic particles, they are big and heavy. This makes them easier to trap in an efficient filtering system.

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.

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling offers several solutions to your filtering problems. Our Advanced Oxidation Air Purifierwill reduce 97% of airborne bacterial and 97% of the airborne mold in your home.

Our Electrostatic Air Filtersare more than 84% plus efficient, versus 15% efficiency for the disposable filters commonly used. These reusable filters are also backed by a lifetime warranty.

John’s can improve the air quality in your home because we take a holistic, whole house approach and understand how your home, duct system, and A/C system work together.

118° and Your Air Conditioning

June 28th, 2013

Just like your body works harder when it’s hot out, so does your air conditioning system.

The average air conditioning system moves 9,000 pounds of air every hour.  So you can imagine that when we hit our extreme temps of 110° plus it takes a toll on the system.

So what can you expect?

The design temp for air conditioning systems in The Valley is 75° inside and 110° outside.  When the temps are over 110° the unit is technically too small to keep up.  Two things can happen:

  • The unit will not shut off. It may run for hours to keep the set point, but that’s OK.
  • If your unit is old, marginally sized, or you have a high load in the home it may run continually and the inside temp will increase. Unfortunately there is not really anything you can do.  Just wait it out.  There may not be anything wrong other than it’s just too hot out.

So how can you help?

Don’t do things in the home that create heat like cooking or using the drier.  No hot showers or using the dish washer.  Keep the exhaust fans off, and keep the blinds closed as much as possible.

If you are going to be entertaining you really should turn the A/C down before everyone arrives, that way you get a head start on the extra heat load on the home.

Make sure your filters are clean and all the interior doors are open.

Remember, don’t panic, a couple of degrees above set point may not mean a problem. Any more than that be sure to give us a call.

Mesa AC Repair Company John’s Refrigeration Promotes from Within and Is Hiring

June 25th, 2013

Office Leader Position Open

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling Promotes from Within and Is Hiring

Mesa, AZ – John’s Refrigeration, family-owned Mesa AC repair and heating company, will be hiring a new Office Leader sometime in September. Brothers Stephen and Andrew John run the business with the help of their wives, Sadie and Heather. Sadie will be transferring over to lead the marketing department full time and assist in month end responsibilities, leaving the Office Leader position open.

Anyone interested in providing excellent service to customers and winning them over one call at a time should come and apply in person at 211 E 10th Dr, Mesa AZ 85210 or submit your application to Stephen John at Stephen@johnsrefrigeration.com

With a two year money back guarantee on all their Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning services and products, this East Valley company’s guarantee speaks strongly to the level of commitment they have for all their customers. It also says a lot for their belief in their products, as well as for their certified technicians and staff.

John’s Refrigeration is a family business that treats you like family…25 hours a day, 8 days a week. We welcome those interested in joining our family and continuing our tradition of treating our customers with the respect they deserve.

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If you would like more information about 910 West or John’s Refrigeration, please call 480.219.9069 or email Jasmine Holmes at Jasmine @910west.com.

Family Business of the Year Award Goes to Gilbert AC Repair

June 21st, 2013

Local, family-owned business wins Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Family Business Award

 

Mesa, AZ – John’s Refrigeration, a local, family-owned Gilbert AC repair and heating company, has won the Family Business of the Year Award. Sponsored by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, the awards were handed out today during a luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix in Gilbert.

This prestigious award recognizes a successful local business that employs at least two family members. John’s was started by dad, Chris, with support from his wife, Nancy, back in 1970. Sons Stephen and Andrew now run the business with the help of their wives, Sadie and Heather. The new generation has led the way in solidifying what John’s Refrigeration stands for, while forging new trails in product superiority, service excellence, and customer care. It truly is an all in the family venture.

 

John’s has a two year money back guarantee on all their Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning services and products. This guarantee speaks strongly to the level of commitment John’s Refrigeration has for all their customers. It also says a lot for their belief in their products, as well as for their certified technicians. Their goal is to have satisfied customers who stay with them for as long as the John family has been around.

At John’s Refrigeration, Integrity, Respect, Skill, and Caring are the qualities that define us. Serving the Greater Phoenix area and the East Valley, John’s will make you feel comfortable, all the way around.

Congratulations to John’s Refrigeration on this well-deserved recognition!

 

Are you checking the pollen count, Phoenix? Pollen, dust and your HVAC system

June 17th, 2013

Many people move to the Phoenix metro area from other parts of the United States thinking their allergy problems will go away. But there can be a high pollen count in Phoenix and Arizona’s desert dust creeps into every nook and cranny of our homes, though there are many things we can do to prevent this pollution intrusion.

Ragweed, a common irritant in Phoenix

Poor indoor air quality is a major pathway for pollen and many other airborne pollutants. A poorly maintained a/c unit and compromised ducts can be prime real estate for germs. Inefficient filters can be home to many types of bacteria and viruses. Air coming through leaky doors and windows circulates dust, pollen, gasses, and odors through your home. And while some bacteria will cause odors, others won’t, so don’t count on a tell-tale scent to know if your system is housing mold and other pollutants.

Pollen is by far the most difficult allergen to avoid. All types of plants generally favor warm, sunny days for releasing pollen, and they prefer the kind of dry air typical of Arizona. Although these pollen grains are tiny, compared to other allergenic particles, they are big and heavy. This makes them easier to trap in an efficient filtering system.

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.

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling offers several solutions to your filtering problems. Our Advanced Oxidation Air Purifier will reduce 97% of airborne bacterial and 97% of the airborne mold in your home.

Our Electrostatic Air Filters are more than 84% plus efficient, versus 15% efficiency for the disposable filters commonly used. These reusable filters are also backed by a lifetime warranty.

John’s can improve the air quality in your home because we take a holistic, whole house approach and understand how your home, duct system, and A/C system work together.

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