September 2019
The Dog Days of Summer are Here!
How to prolong the life of your HVAC system
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.
On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season's climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.

Don't wait until the last minute to prepare!
JAX Around Town
JAX Refrigeration employees, family and friends will be tying our shoelaces and raising funds for the Dreams Come True 5K Race. This fun, family-friendly event will be held at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Help Make Dreams Come True
with JAX Refrigeration.

Join our winning team,
by following these 3 easy steps:

Register online at https://fundraise.dreamscometrue.org/team/238507. 
Use promo code JAXCARES.

Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to
run/walk with you on the JAXCares team.

Join us on race day, as we make our way
on the Field of Dreams!
All things RETA

Our team recently attended the Central Florida RETA conference in Orlando.

JAX Refrigeration will have a booth at the National Conference being held in Las Vegas - October 8-11, 2019.

Be on the lookout for more information!
JAX Refrigeration Ranked on the Inc 5000 for the 3rd time!
For an incredible 3rd time, JAX Refrigeration appears on the Inc. 5000, a mere 1 in 8 companies have made the list 3 times!

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized for
the third time. Congratulations to all the honorees and to
our amazing #JAXFamily .”
– Mark Lowery, President

You've probably already heard about how much we believe in our JAX Family, in the quality of our people, their values and hard work that help make our company great. But you don't have to take our word for it, check in here for the latest on what people are saying about us.

JAX Refrigeration is top notch.
The owner, Mark Lowery, is a good guy.
Mark has positioned JAX Refrigeration as North Florida’s
premier refrigeration firm. We have worked with them extensively
and have always had a great experience.

- Carson McCall, Perry McCall Construction Inc.
Announcements
Get to know the JAX Family
Josh Whitchurch
Associate Engineer
Josh, a native of Jacksonville and avid Jags fan, enjoys spending his free time with his wife. For fun he watches football, hangs out with family and friends and enjoys going to the beach. His favorite beach? The Bahamas.
Josh found his way into the engineering world as a suggestion from his mother, as he had always excelled in mathematics. If he were to change profession, though, he’d like to be a fighter pilot.
Josh's favorite movie is Star Wars, he dreams of driving a ‘67 Mustang, visiting Switzerland and loves Christmas.
If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive he’d choose Tim Allen. It’s been nice getting to know you better, Josh!
Welcome to the JAX Family
Larry Montanez is a Licensed Unlimited Electrical Contractor in multiple states. He has been in the Electrical, Refrigeration and HVAC industry for many years. Larry has managed many projects in the government, commercial and private sectors. Locally, Larry has managed construction projects for NAS, Mayport Naval Station, and Palm Coast Readiness Center. He has safety degrees CSP, CSS and CSM from OSHAcademy.
JAX Safety Talk
Why is OSHA Important?
Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA protects the safety and health of workers. The Standards created by Occupational Safety and Health Administration lead to safer work environments. Before OSHA, national safety workplace standards didn’t exist, and employee injuries and deaths were common events.

OSHA develops, implements and enforces regulations for safety and health standards in the workplace by issuing standards and guidelines which determine whether a workplace is considered safe. The goal of these rules is to reduce injury and illness rates at work sites. OSHA partners with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which was also created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. NIOSH researches and finds resolutions for large-scale workplace issues.

According to the OSH Act, employers must maintain safe work environments, both at the main work site and at remote locations. Also, they must provide employees with tools that are in good condition and work properly. OSHA inspects workplaces to make sure employers remain compliant with these regulations. Employers must also inform employees of their rights, and they must post the OSHA poster in areas where employees can easily read the information for themselves. Employees can file reports with OSHA if their employer is noncompliant with OSHA standards; OSHA protects employees from retaliation if they report unsafe work environments.

OSHA issues citations and penalties when companies don’t follow OSHA standards. The agency issues citations in writing and gives the company time to correct the problem. The employer must place the citation near the place where the violation occurred.

Employers who repeatedly violate OSHA standards can receive fines up to $128,000 for each violation. The amount fined depends on the severity of the violation. For example, for a minor violation, OSHA may fine up to $7,000. If the employer doesn’t correct the problem in a timely manner, OSHA may issue an additional $7,000 fine for each day the violation remains unresolved.
- Robert Mills, Safety Director
Department Updates
The innovation of refrigeration keeps products cold... and MEAS-JAX can design your next

I nnovative C ompliant
E nergy E fficient system
** ICEE **

using natural refrigerants for frozen and chilled food, temperature controlled storage, brewing and distilling, dairy and HVAC sectors.

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
JAX Mechanical is proud to assist long-time partner, Haskell, with the replacement of a critical air handling unit and chilled water systems at their corporate headquarters.
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX Mechanical Service is on the job with another build out of a RaceTrack Service Station in the Baymeadows area of Jacksonville, FL. This job includes: a walk-in freezer, 700 square foot beverage cooler with three evaporators, a 300 square foot beer vault with two evaporators and center island impulse cases. With the utmost efficiency, our team will have the entire job completed in a week's time.

JAX Mechanical Service offers Commercial and Industrial HVAC/R services and installations for multi-site Commercial customers. These services include Preventive Maintenance, Demand and Emergency services, Capital Replacement projects and Unit Retrofits.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as an HVAC Preventative Maintenance or HVAC Service Technician in any of these locations, please contact us today!
JAX Cool provides an entire range of thermal construction solutions to meet every project’s need, whether securing a thermal envelope for a single room, an entire building, or custom-creating insulated metal panel ductwork. We have extensive experience in low-temperature construction and understand the importance of the compliance and safety details for food process facilities.
IMP installation in Pocomoke City, MD
The JAXCool team received all new safety harnesses.
JAXCool began work this month on installing exterior IMP on a new vehicle maintenance facility for a national food service distributor. Insulated rated fire panels will be used and IMP is being installed in a confined work area which will require skilled operation of equipment. No doubt our team will have the job locked down safely and efficiently.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) centers its services on the supply and installation of HVAC systems and kitchen hood ventilation for restaurants and many other commercial applications.

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.

RHVACS recently finished up a job in Palm Coast, FL for PT Solutions Physical Therapy. PT Solutions is a physical therapist-owned private practice with over 30 locations in Florida.
Advantage
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.
September 2019 - Upcoming Events
September 26
Mayor’s Day Packing event
Blessings in a Backpack
September 28
5k Walk & Run
Dreams Come True
Happy September
Work Anniversary!
Twenty Years
(RHVACS)
Jason Jeffrey

Twenty Years
(RHVACS)
Scott Cribbs

Six Years
Shawn Nations

Five Years
Kimberly Dean
Ekle Small

Four Years
Jeff Harvison

Three Years
Charles LaRose
Catherine Price

Two Years
Felix Carrasquillo
Michael Mata

One Year
Marc Carrega
William DiMarzo
Frank Everhart
Happy September Birthday!
Anthony Beasley 9/3
Dawn White 9/5
Joseph Moceyunas 9/6
Duane Eddy 9/14
Andrew Jamison 9/15
Brad Grice 9/16
Jansen Smith 9/18
Joseph Southerton 9/25
Ola Mangin 9/26
Cody Tinsley 9/29
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!