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When outdoor conditions are hot and muggy, an air conditioning unit is essential for a comfortable home. On those very hot days, an efficient air conditioner makes the difference between a poor, stuffy environment and a healthy, pleasant one. If your air conditioning unit stops blowing air in your home, it is a good idea to know how to troubleshoot basic problems. However, it is also important to know when to call in professionals.

Many of the initial air conditioning troubleshooting steps are easy. First, check to see if the problem is the circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Your circuit breaker/fuse box is likely located in the garage or basement. Next, check your thermostat to make sure the setting is not higher than the indoor temperature. You would be surprised at the number of service calls that were caused by these two issues, causing the owner a bill.

The main culprit for no air movement in homes is a dirty filter.  A dirty filter creates low indoor airflow that leads to the inside coil slowly becoming a block of ice.  Once that process starts, it’s not long before the entire systems fails.  Not only can it stop your HVAC units, it can actually kill the compressor leading to very expensive repairs.  The best thing a customer can do is keep your air filters clean and to use a basic pleated filter rather than the more expensive ones.  More expensive filters are not always better.  Check back later for more information on low indoor air flow causes and solutions.

If you still are not getting any airflow, the problem may be blocked or damaged ductwork. In most cases, you will need a professional technician to fix or clean ductwork correctly. Your air conditioning ducts are essential for efficiency. If your try to tackle it yourself, even if it appears you fixed things, it could cost you more by increasing energy costs.

Ultimately, after taking these steps, if your air conditioning unit is still not blowing air, you will need a skilled professional. The good news is J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling has the knowledge and experience to fix any air conditioning problem in the Phoenix AZ area. If you would like to talk about air conditioning, or need more information, please call us at (480) 422-4437 or visit our website at

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Everyone knows that a service plan is one of the most important aspects of a heating and cooling system, especially when you own your own home and especially when the summers are as hot as they are in the Phoenix AZ area. Should anything go wrong, you will want some kind of backup plan, and a service plan is your first line of defense in such a situation. However, there are 5 must-haves in an air conditioning service plan that you certainly need to prioritize.

  1. Automatically scheduled tune-up visits. We cannot stress the importance of these enough. Keeping up regular maintenance on a heating/cooling unit could mean the difference between having to replace it or not.
  2. Discounts on multiple heating and cooling comfort systems installed under the same agreement. This comes in handy if you happen to have a large building or commercial structure that needs an extra system but still need to save some money.
  3. All major brands serviced. You don’t have to call a different service person simply because it is a specific brand. Our professional service extends to all of them.
  4. Extended system life and efficiency. With the service plan, and the two free service visits, staying up with your maintenance schedule not only saves you money, it gives you the peace of mind in knowing that your system will have a longer life and save you the most money possible since it is going to operating at maximum levels.
  5. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you aren’t happy, we aren’t happy, and we will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction in every task we do for our customers, from the smallest job, to the largest.

Serving Scottsdale AZ, JR Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley. To learn more please visit our website at or call (480) 422-4437.

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When considering a new air conditioning system installation, many homeowners are not aware of all options open to them. Perhaps you have heard about the traditional window unit, the package unit, and the split system. But there is a new technology that is emerging and quickly becoming popular: mini-split systems.

These air-conditioning systems are self-explained by their name. They function in the same manner as a split system, with one outdoor unit and one indoor unit making up the system. However, there are several differences to note. Any questions after reading more, please contact JR Perkins, your local HVAC Company located in Scottsdale AZ serving the Phoenix market.



If you have ever been in a home with a normal split system, or even a package unit, then you are familiar with the loud grumble of a compressor kicking in, accompanied by the flickering of lights for a split second as it draws startup energy. Mini-split systems have a very quiet outdoor unit that only produces a mild humming sound. Unlike other systems, you can barely hear it from several yards away.



The indoor unit simply blows the cold air across the room. It is lightweight and designed to fit any wall in the home, without the need of a window or ductwork. The installation process is simpler and easier for the technicians, which helps to reduce the price of these units.



The system’s simplicity makes them perfect for someone who wants to add a new air-conditioned space to their home. They are also ideal for homes where there is no existing ductwork or central air conditioning, and where there is a need for an affordable air conditioning system.

In the air-conditioning business, products and services are constantly evolving. As a homeowner, you can enjoy the superior performance and look of the newest units even if you aren’t trying to keep up with your neighbors. With greater energy-efficiency, upgrades often result in money savings each month for your family.

JR Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley. To learn more please visit our website at or call (480) 422-4437.

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Is it better to repair or get a new air conditioning installation? This is one of the most common customer questions. With an older unit, the choice is very often spending a few hundred dollars for a repair, with no guarantee something else won’t go wrong, or spending thousands on something new. The choice is not that much different from when your car starts to fail.
First, it is best to consider the air conditioner’s age. Angie’s List recommends using what they call “The 5,000 Rule.” Start with the price of the repair and multiply it by the age of the unit. It the number exceeds 5,000 then go with a new air conditioning installation. For example, a $350 repair on a 15-year-old unit produces 5,250. This unit needs a replacement.
We must also consider energy efficiency. The new air conditioning units are 40 percent more efficient than the ones from just 10 years ago. A professional air conditioning service person can evaluate your unit’s energy consumption. However, between the average lifespan and efficiency, 15 years is the typical recommendation for a new air conditioning installation.
Then, when you decide to buy new, which is the best? Consumer Reports states, “If you’re upgrading your central air, don’t assume you should buy the same-sized system. Any changes you’ve made to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as upgrading your windows or adding insulation, can reduce your cooling needs. On the other hand, if you’ve added rooms, you might need more cooling.” A reputable air conditioning installer can answer these questions for you.
J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling, an HVAC company that services the Phoenix AZ area including Scottsdale, has been a family owned and operated business since 1960. We treat our customers like family.
JR Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley. To learn more please visit our website at or call (480) 422-4437.

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Installing a new air conditioning unit in your home might be a very good idea. With a new system in place, you can ensure that your AC unit that will do its job to combat the hot Arizona summers, and you can enjoy increased efficiency so that you can lower your cooling bills and cut down on the need for repairs.

However, even though you might be looking forward to the benefits of installing a new air conditioning unit in your home, you might be concerned about the price. Fortunately, following these tips can help you save money on your air conditioning installation.


Have it Done During the Off-Season

Even here in Arizona, the air conditioning companies often aren’t as busy during the fall and winter months. If you have your air conditioner installed during the off-season, you may be able to enjoy a good deal on your installation. At the very least, you’ll find that scheduling an appointment during the off season is more convenient and flexible.


Don’t Choose a Too-Big Unit

You might be tempted to buy the biggest air conditioning unit that you can so that you can be prepared to battle the desert heat. However, a too-big unit can be much more expensive to purchase and install, and it can actually be less efficient when it comes to cooling your home. Instead, allow a professional to determine the proper size for your unit to ensure that you buy one that will get the job done without being bigger than necessary.

As you can see, there are a few ways that you can save on your air conditioning installation in Carefree, AZ. For affordable yet reliable service, contact us at J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling today.