June 2021
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Summertime is here and air conditioners across the country have started cranking out cool air to keep homes & businesses comfortable as temperatures and humidity are on the rise. With increased use, summer HVAC maintenance is extremely important for the health of your system.
Check out some summertime HVAC maintenance tips to
help keep your unit in top shape this season.
Check the Area.  It is important to keep the area surrounding your HVAC unit free from debris such as leaves, pollen, sticks, etc. This must be checked every week or two. Ensuring the area is free from debris keeps the air flowing, which will protect your unit.

Check your filters. Air filters should be replaced each month, especially during the hotter months of summer when allergens and dust are more prevalent. If your HVAC filter becomes clogged, the system is forced to work twice as hard to cool the air. If you notice that your HVAC system isn’t working as efficiently as it once was, it could be the result of a dirty evaporator or heating coils. Odors emitting from your system are another indication that something is wrong. The issue could be as simple as a dirty air filter or as serious as a gas leak. Check for dirty air filters, overheated parts, melted material on the coils or heat exchanger, or moist areas that could cultivate mold.

Don’t let your thermostat take the heat. Be sure to keep the area surrounding your thermostats free and clear. Ensure that your thermostat is kept away from heat-producing appliances and out of direct sunlight. If the thermostat senses heat, it will run at longer intervals to cool the air.

Clean out the Registers. Ducts and registers must be kept free of debris. As owners, you should closely monitor your system to understand how often it is necessary to wipe out any dust or debris.

Listen. Listening to your system will give you a good idea of what normal operation should sound like. If your system begins to make sounds that are unfamiliar, it is a good indication there may be something wrong, such as debris in the vents, loose bolts or blockages in the registers.

Watch that dial. A good tip to remember:
Every degree below 78 ° increases your energy consumption by about 8 percent. For EACH degree above 78 ° you will decrease your energy consumption and save money.

Make sure your building is weatherized. Simply put, cold air needs to stay inside and hot air kept out. Be sure to check for possible air leaks and repair with caulking and weather-stripping. Additional insulation around air conditioning ducts may also be necessary.

Seize the breeze. If your building has ceiling fans, make sure they turn counterclockwise in the summer to help push the cool air down. With the use of fans, some of the pressure is taken off your HVAC system, which will enhance efficiency and extend the life of the unit.

Leave it to the pros. Let JAX Refrigeration run routine maintenance to ensure your system is running at its coolest. As much as 25-40% of air leaks come from cracked or damaged HVAC ducts, according to the US Department of Energy . These issues are mostly visible on the actual ductwork, but if your system is insulated leaks will often present as dirty spots on the insulation material. Upkeep by the pros will ensure your system running as it should.
With locations in Jacksonville, Tampa, South Florida,
Dallas, and all over the Southeastern US, JAX Refrigeration
is here and ready to help!
Call us today for a quote: 904-249-1400
Congrats JAX Family Grads!
Caitlin Lowery
Florida State University
Daughter of Mark & Samantha Lowery

Bachelor of Human Sciences
Major in Family and Child Sciences
Psychology minor

Graduated Cum Laude

Currently enrolled at Jacksonville University
in the Accelerated Nursing Program
James Lueck
University of Central Florida
Son of Andy & Renee Lueck
Jada Hansen
Fernandina Beach High School
Daughter of Tiffany Simon
 Samuel “Trey” Pleasants
Hire Date: 9/4/2020
When not at work, Trey enjoys reading detective novels, working out at Orange Theory, and going to parks and museums with my family, his wife Sara and son Liam who’s 9 years old.
Charleston, SC is where Trey calls "home" but he'd love to visit Florence, Italy, especially for its renowned Renaissance art and architecture. His favorite holiday is Christmas and he roots for the New England Patriots. If he could have any car, he'd drive a Delorean, specifically the one from Back to the Future so he could travel through time. His favorite move is A Lion in Winter and if he could dine with anyone dead or alive he'd choose Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize winner in physics, known for his humor and ability to teach complex ideas in entertaining ways.

Trey says he entered the refrigeration field because the Lord commanded him. He felt like it could give a better life to his cats. If he could have a different career it would be an anthropologist or filmmaker.

It's been wonderful getting to know you, Trey! Thanks for sharing. 
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration is gearing up for a busy start to the Summer. We are beginning a new meat processing facility Project, scheduled to start in the next few weeks. Currently we have a major Project in Chino, CA which is progressing as planned. Stay tuned for updates & photos!

JAX Refrigeration has the right team in place to take care of all your refrigeration needs, East Coast to West Coast!
Maximizing your system’s performance is the goal and MEAS-JAX can show you how to achieve big results from a small package. Retrofitting a unit is a more cost effective means to increase performance than a replacement and achieve a hygienic finish.
System design
  • Schematic documents – Conceptual
  • Design documents – 30% Design
  • Construction documents – fully signed and sealed designs
Technical solutions
  • System assessments
  • Piping code compliance
  • Peer reviews
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Natural and chemical Refrigerants
  • Low charge System Designs
  • Cascade systems (both compression and volatile brine)
  • Single-stage, Multi-stage and Economized Systems
  • Flow down Systems, utilizing electronic or mechanical floats
Package systems
  • Hydronic System Design, including process glycol

Process Safety Information
  • Mass and energy balance
  • Fit for Service assessments
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Refrigeration inventory calculations
  • Engine room ventilation calculations
  • Safety relief header calculations
  • Mechanical integrity inspections
  • Standard operating procedures

  • Underfloor package systems
  • Packaged chiller systems
  • Packaged refrigeration systems
From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
JAX Mechanical is nearing the completion of the Gainesville Airport Terminal Expansion project.
This project required 2 Roof Top Unit systems, 2 Air Handler Unit systems, 15 Fan Terminal Unit systems, and also featured a variety of HVAC equipment. JAX partnered with general contractor, Scherer Construction and our team was led by Sr. Project Manager George Lang. 
Our JAX Mechanical
department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX – Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Plumbing - JAX Piping offering full Commercial / Industrial installation of interior Plumbing systems, sewers and drain systems, vents, water piping, fixtures, finishes and related equipment for Projects of any size. Our installation capabilities are performed by an experienced group of quality-focused Plumbing professionals.
JAX Piping is with you from the design phase through installation and subsequent maintenance, strictly adhering to industrial safety and building code standards on all plumbing Projects.

Specialized, Industrial Plumbing Services
General Plumbing
Process Piping
Compressed Air
Steam Systems
Stainless-Steel Piping
Carbon Steel Piping
Oil/Water Separation
Water Treatment
Natural Gas / Propane Installation, Certification and Repair
Medical Gas
Solar Heating Systems
Budget Generation
Constructability Review
Scheduling Analysis
Life Cycle Costs
Building Automation Modeling
"I'm honored to be a part of the JAXFamily, heading up the JAX Piping department. Please contact me today for any of your plumbing and piping needs. I look forward to working with you!"

John Cogburn
Director of JAX Piping
JAX Refrigeration, Inc.
Main: 904.249.1400
Mobile: 904.334.3853
Our JAX Mechanical Service Department fields the following
frequently asked questions on a daily basis:
How long should a cooling system last?
Life expectancy depends on the amount of cooling run time and how often the system receives preventative maintenance. In some parts of the country, the average residential cooling system’s run time is as much as 2,500 hours per year. Thus, after around 30,000 hours of cooling run time (12 years), your AC system will start to wear out, and you might consider replacement versus repair(s).
Proper (and consistent) preventative maintenance extends the life of an AC system.

Indoor air quality and system operation?
An out-of-warranty system that requires frequent repairs may be more than an expensive nuisance — it could also be unhealthy, even unsafe in some instances. Old dirty indoor coils, dirty burners, and cracked heat exchangers (if you have gas heat) will affect the quality of the air you breathe and will affect proper system operation.
If you think it may be time to replace your system, make an appointment for a system check-up before hot weather comes knocking. By evaluating the current condition of your equipment, we can help make your decision easy. Call JAX Mechanical @ 904-435-9010.
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:

  1. Tommy Bahamas Marlin Bar in Jacksonville Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. The Jockey Store (10 new locations) 7 locations in Florida and 3 new locations in Dallas Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  3. Jenny Craig Weight Loss in Palm Beach Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  4. Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville Beach Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  5. Plains Capital Bank (14 new locations) in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex area for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  6. Culvers Restaurants in Zephyrhills and Brooksville Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service. Great job to our Regional Manger Chad Ungrodt for putting this deal together over many months. Well done sir……..
  7. Cora Physical Therapy (4) new locations, Lehigh Acres, Temple Terrance, St. Cloud and Titusville Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service.
  8. Love Pop Cards in Disney Springs Florida for monthly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service.
  9. Plains Capitol Bank (3) new locations in Mansfield, South Lake and University Park Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service.
  10. Got Soccer Inc. in Jacksonville Beach Florida, for quarterly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service. If the building looks familiar it should, it was the previous home of JAX Refrigeration!
  11. Mobilitie Cell Communications, (5) locations, Tropicana Field in St Petersburg Fl., Camping World Stadium in Orlando Fl. The Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood Fl. inside the Ogle Thorpe Mall in Savannah GA. & Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas Texas, for quarterly preventive maintenance inspections and re-active service.

*** We are currently looking to hire rack technicians,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
JAXCool has begun work on a 295,000 sf interior renovation of a large Beverage Company in the MidWest. The project consists of 4” thick insulated metal wall and ceiling panels. The install is very tedious since almost every panel has to be cut around the existing building structure, then patched and trimmed. One area is an explosion venting wall with Fire Rated insulated metal panels. These panels are engineered to release in the event of an explosion by a system of relief fasteners and cables. The project is scheduled to be complete end of July 2021. 
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) centers its services on the supply and installation of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and kitchen hood ventilation for restaurants. RHVACS provides economical turnkey designs, and when combined with the full range of industry-related services at JAX Refrigeration, offers comprehensive one-stop service solutions for your entire project.

Our Restaurant HVAC Specialty Team has just wrapped up an Amazon Remodel in Orlando, FL. RHVACS started this project on 05/03/2021 and this Amazon will be finalized by the end of May 2021. 
JAX Ind is a turnkey engineering procurement and manufacturing department underneath the JAX Refrigeration umbrella and is focused on manufacturing new and existing skid solutions for the power, fuel and gas industries. JAX Ind operates at our 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and carries D1.1 and ASME Section IX welding qualifications.

All material and equipment is thoroughly inspected and inventoried upon receipt as it moves through our production/manufacturing facility. As we continue to move toward certification, JAX Ind still operates with inspection and test plans in line with ISO 9001. We perform full QA/QC and FAT prior to shipment to validate acceptance and final approval.
Our Focus
JAX Ind is focused on providing integrated skid solutions, with a focus on safety, quality and design efficiency. Our team’s core, from inner management to the fitters and welders in the shop, operates in unity with a similar process flow as ISO compliance, in order to ensure product satisfaction is provided.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy June
Work Anniversary!

SIx Years
Bryan Hydeman
Jason Ledford

Five Years
Courtney Machael
Ramiro Ramirez
Josue Rivera
Michael Sanders

Four Years
Saul Tobar Castillo
Cyaira Tyler

Three Years
Kyle Gebhard
Angel Roman

Two Years
Kyle Bryant
Buford “David” Collins
Ola Mangin
Joe Santos

One Year
Burrell Holland
David Ibach
Cameron Johnson
Sebastien Kies
Travis Locklear
Jeff Rash
Chad Ungrodt

Happy June Birthday!
Michael Humphries 6/1
Michelle Hite 6/11
Alex Santos 6/11
Noah Kneece 6/13
Dale Sheese 6/24
Fun Facts About the Month of June
  1. Julius Caesar changed the Roman Calendar and added two months to the calendar which moved June from the fourth to sixth month of the year. 
  2. The word June is believed to originate from the goddess and wife of Jupiter, Juno. 
  3. The birth flowers of June are Honeysuckle and Rose which symbolize love, devotion and generosity.
  4. The birthstones for June are Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl. 
  5. June Beetles are only seen during the month of May and June in the United States.
  6. June is National Candy Month along with National Dairy Month, National Seafood Month and National Ice Tea Month.
  7. Worldwide celebrations that take place in June are World Environment Day on June 5 and World Father's Day on June 20.
  8. The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, is in June.
  9. Gemini and Cancer are two Zodiac signs that fall in the month of June.
  10. No other calendar month in the year begins on the same day as June, same is true for leap years.

Each month, JAX offers a new list of refrigeration HVAC and mechanical parts at a discounted rate for a limited time. Remember, parts purchases always count toward our Customer Rewards Program for eligible clients. Learn more HERE!