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John’s Tech Bio: Shawn Bell

shawn bellThe John’s team has truly benefited from having Shawn Bell as one of our fantastic NATE-certified technicians for the last two and half years. While attending Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), Shawn worked hard and earned the Presidential Award. With so many air conditioning companies in the Phoenix metro area, it was a difficult decision to choose where he wanted to get a job. But Shawn knew that he wanted to be hired by a small company that had the same view of hard work and family values that he did.

That is […]

Laundry Pro: A better way to do laundry

Laundry ProIf you’re interested in a better way to do laundry that’s also better for your family and better for the environment, John’s now offers a revolutionary new product that meets all these goals … and more! Laundry Pro incorporates innovative ActivePure Technology with the powerful cleaning action of activated oxygen to lift dirt away from the fabric fibers and prevent odor-causing bacteria.

With Laundry Pro, there’s no need for detergent. Oxygen and peroxide, along with other gasses, actually bubble harmlessly into your dirty laundry, lifting away dirt and odors. This process […]

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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