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John’s Staff Bio: Amber Perez

John's staff BioMeet Amber Perez, one of our amazing Project Coordinators here at John’s Refrigeration. Amber was working at Arizona Automotive Institute as the Placement Coordinator for graduating HVAC students when she met Andrew John. She was impressed with the kind of company John’s Refrigeration is and thought that it would be a great place to work. When a position became available to work at John’s, she took it.

What Amber didn’t know about John’s before she started working here is that we make the time to discover what everyone’s working style is […]

Routine Maintenance Avoids Emergency Calls

Routine Maintenance Our technicians have been on many emergency calls – after all, John’s service is available 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. We always want to make sure you’re being cooled properly during the summer and warmed up in the winter. So we want you to Just Call John’s if you have any type of air conditioning or heating emergency – no matter the day or time.

However, what our techs have noticed is that most of the emergency calls they are called out to are repairs that could […]

John’s Tech Bio: Tyler O’Quinn

John's Tech BioThere seems to be a prevalent public opinion that in order to be successful, you need to go to college and earn a degree or two. Well, meet Tyler O’Quinn. At 22 years old, Tyler has been a member of the John’s Refrigeration team for more than 3 years and has already bought his first home – after graduating from a local trade school! We call that successful.

Tyler graduated from Campo Verde High School in 2012. One day soon afterwards, while he was working in what he describes as a […]

Clogged A/C Drain: What to Look For

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During the monsoon, the humidity goes way up and our air conditioning systems start draining water. The good news is that’s what’s supposed to happen. But what if you have a clogged a/c drain?

There isn’t as much worry with a roof top unit because if you have a clogged a/c drain line, the water will just run off the roof. If you have a split system with a unit in the attic or closet, it’s a different story. If the clogged a/c drain is on your closet or garage unit, […]

Aeroseal® Spray Sealant vs Duct Sealing: Which is Better?

Aeroseal Spray Sealant vs Duct SealingJust like an air conditioning unit, ducts can get quite the workout over time. We often overlook the fact that the ductwork in our heating/cooling system is an integral factor in our ability to feel comfortable in our home. The ductwork delivers the warm or cool air into the home and cracks or holes can begin to appear over the course of its lifespan. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ductwork leaks 25-40%, regardless of a system being 8 or 80 days old. That’s where […]

Make Your Home Smarter: Tips for DIY Home Automation

DIY home automationBy all means, have John’s install a starter system, such as the thermostat, for you. But remember that once that’s done, DIY home automation is the next step for many people. This is because your main control panel, which we refer to as The Bridge, is capable of controlling as many as 200 additional products! Here is the low-down on what you need to know as a DIYer.

Allow a Pro to Get You Started

There is no substitute for having someone who knows what they’re doing set up the foundation […]

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What is a Smart Home? Choosing the Best Home Automation System

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When looking for the best home automation system, it’s important to consider exactly what you want to accomplish by transforming your dwelling into a smart home. (A smart home is a residence that uses automation and remote controls – typically via computer or smartphone – to look after home security, lighting, your thermostat, and more.) Here is everything you need to know to make the right choice and get that “smarter” home that you’re after!

Third-Party Monitored versus Self-Monitored Automation

For some types of automation, such as security systems, third-party […]

How Much Does a New Air Conditioning Unit Cost?

Before investing in a new air conditioning unit, it’s important to determine what size system you need for the square footage of your house and which type suits your lifestyle the best.

Costs vary widely and it’s easy to buy more than you need. Many homeowners make the mistake of buying the biggest unit they can afford – thinking bigger may be better. Not true! Buying a new air conditioning unit that is the wrong size can cause all kinds of issues, including unwanted noise, uncomfortable rooms, and higher utility bills.

Replacing an older system […]

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Air Conditioner Not Cooling?

Air Conditioner Not CoolingSince we enjoy around 300 days of sun a year here in the Phoenix metro area, we tend to use our air conditioners a lot. But what happens when you have to call an a/c repair company and they sympathetically ask, “Air conditioner not cooling?”

It’s already starting to get hot here, with average daily temperatures somewhere around 80 degrees. It’s not the best time of year for your air conditioner to break down, but it could happen during the height of summer, so it could be worse. A […]

How to Identify the Best Air Purifier for Dust

Living in the desert makes our homes very dusty. As a result, desert dwellers are faced with the need to dust frequently or find other ways to keep dust to a minimum. One solution to this issue is finding and installing the best air purifier for dust.

Best air purifier for dustNo matter what you do, dust will continue to accumulate on floors and surfaces and an air purifier will not completely remove the problem, but a good air purifier can be effective at reducing your dust bowl. That said, how do […]