What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 13, 2021

Many people completely ignore their air conditioner until something does not work properly. When you don’t understand your unit, it’s hard to keep it working optimally. If you don’t understand what the technician is talking about, you may feel like they are taking advantage of you. Air conditioners are really simple systems if you just take a few minutes to learn. Below are the major components you may hear about when a repair is needed and what each does in the system. Evaporator Coil The evaporator coil sits inside your house,

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 10, 2021

You depend on your furnace to provide reliable heating throughout the cold American Fork winters. On the coldest days, a gas furnace can often provide better heating than an electric furnace. The downside of a gas furnace, though, is that it requires a natural gas supply to function. Given the flammable and potentially explosive properties of natural gas, it’s normal to wonder if something’s wrong if you smell gas near your heater. To help keep you and your family safe, here are a few things that the pros at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing want you to know about gas furnaces.

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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 11, 2021

Ordinarily, a rainy day in American Fork makes for a great day to relax inside and curl up with a good book. However, if those rainy days turn into rainy weeks, you could begin to experience some problems. Specifically, if your plumbing pipes already have underlying issues, excessive rain could cause significant plumbing problems that will need to be addressed by Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. It’s important to understand these potential problems so that you don’t get caught off-guard during a major rain event. Shifting Drain Pipes Since your drain pipes are buried underground, they’re constantly exposed to the

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter

January 25, 2021

If you enjoy the clean and fresh air in your American Fork home, your furnace filter is at least partially to thank. Acting as a barrier to trap dust, allergens, and other contaminants, a furnace filter is an important component of your HVAC system. That’s why you need to understand proper maintenance procedures for your HVAC filter. This will ensure that you can continue to enjoy clean air while also protecting your HVAC system. Here are some insights into furnace filters from Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing that will make your job easier. Why Change a Furnace Filter? Every furnace

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What Do You Do If Your Water Heater is Leaking?

December 7, 2020

As the name implies, a water heater is responsible for creating and storing the hot water that comes out of a sink or tub faucet. If you see moisture accumulating on or near the tank, it is important that you take action right away. In many cases, a leak is a sign that the tank itself is damaged or that there is a problem with the pressure valve. Turn Off the Water and Power There should be a valve attached to the cold inlet pipe that provides water to the tank. Twisting or turning this

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7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Home Heating System

November 17, 2020

The heating system in your home must work at an optimal level for several reasons. These include comfort, family safety, and affordable energy bills in the winter months. A poorly performing heater can become a serious problem for a family that fails to address the issue. Regular maintenance and repairs will keep your unit running properly. However, it’s important to recognize the signs it’s time for a heating system upgrade in your home. 1. Noises and Smells A heating system that produces clanking sounds, loud booms, or rumbles might need to be replaced. A foul smell

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How Do I Winterize Plumbing in Areas that are Exposed to Cold Weather?

October 20, 2020

During the winter in American Fork, UT, your plumbing can suffer a lot of damage if you don’t winterize the plumbing that is exposed to the elements. When water freezes, it expands; and if the water is stuck in your pipes and then freezes, your pipes may fracture or even burst. If pipes burst inside your home, flooding will result, and there will be incredible damage to your floor and your belongings. Not only will you need to clean up the damage, but you will also need to replace your pipes. As American Fork and the surrounding areas can see

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Identifying and Resolving Clogged Air Ducts

September 16, 2020

Your heating and cooling systems work hard to keep you comfortable throughout our beautiful central Utah seasons, so when your furnace or air conditioner struggles, it’s usually pretty obvious. A clogged air duct is a fairly uncommon occurrence, but if you suspect something is preventing normal air flow in your ductwork, it can be helpful to know what to look for! We know that homeowners want to make educated decisions about their property, so being able to do some simple diagnostics before reaching out to our team is something we’re happy to assist you with. Signs

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How Central Air Helps Keep You Healthy

August 7, 2020

Central air conditioning is great for keeping your home cool and comfortable. But, did you know that it also plays a major role in maintaining good indoor air quality? There are many health benefits associated with having central air conditioning. Here are six of those benefits. 1. Reduced Allergens Anyone with allergies knows how miserable it can be, especially those with severe allergies who are at risk of having an asthma attack. You can make your house a safe haven by using a central air conditioner. As the unit runs to

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What to Consider When Buying a New AC

July 12, 2020

Buying a new air conditioning unit can be a stressful experience. In a city where the summer months can get quite hot, investing in a quality AC system is a worthwhile decision. Properly installed and maintained AC units last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. So, it’s a matter of when you’ll find yourself in a dilemma of deciding which cooling system to buy. You need to take into account the efficiency, tonnage (size), rating, and fit of each option within your budget. Below are some tips to consider when buying a new

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