A Simple Guide to Cleaning Out Your Dryer Vents

January 17, 2023

One important task that many homeowners overlook is cleaning out their dryer vents. There are several reasons why it’s worth learning how to complete this chore and doing it at least once per year. Most importantly, cleaning out your dryer vent regularly can decrease the risk of a fire starting in your home. Additionally, it can help keep your dryer running smoothly and doing its job effectively. If you’ve ever noticed that your dryer is taking forever to dry your clothes, a clogged dryer vent could very well be the reason. Plus, a dirty dryer vent can worsen the energy

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7 Benefits of Installing an Attic Fan in Your Home

December 19, 2022

Provo, UT and the surrounding area experiences extreme temperatures and swift changes in humidity. Installing an attic fan will help you maintain a consistent indoor climate and a better level of comfort in your home. Let’s take a closer look at seven distinct benefits of getting an attic fan installed. 1. Lower Your Home’s Temperature Attics trap the heat from your home and absorb heat from the sun. On a day that reaches 80 degrees Fahrenheit, a poorly ventilated attic could get as hot as 150 degrees. This can make your home feel unbearably hot,

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How to Avoid Common Furnace Problems

November 7, 2022

Few things can be as frustrating as waking up in the middle of a cold American Fork night and realizing that your furnace is not working. If your furnace is down for the count, the best way to get things going again is to talk to a professional furnace technician. However, it is good for you to be aware of some of the common problems your furnace system might face and the steps you can take to avoid them. Your Furnace Is Not Producing Heat It might sound simple, but you should first check that

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Why Heat Pumps Are a Great Investment for Utah Homes This Winter

October 19, 2022

As winter approaches, now is the time to start thinking about how you will heat your home. If you are looking for an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to keep your home warm, then a heat pump is a great option. Here are several reasons why purchasing a heat pump is a smart investment for a Utah home this winter. Heat Pumps Are Energy Efficient One of the best ways to reduce your energy costs is to invest in a heat pump. Heat pumps are highly efficient devices that can be used for both heating and cooling

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A Comprehensive Guide on Common Water Heater Problems

September 13, 2022

Water heaters are essential for any home, providing hot water for showers, laundry, and dishes. However, like any appliance, they can break down and require repairs. Several types of water heaters are on the market today, but they all tend to suffer from similar problems. Here are some of the most common water heater problems. Water Leaks Water leaks are a huge problem because they can cause extensive damage to your home if left unchecked. The most common causes of water leaks are faulty valves and pipes or a crack in the tank itself. Water

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4 Ways to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home

August 8, 2022

Low water pressure is unsatisfying and a major cause of discomfort in a home. Normally, the water pressure should be approximately 40 psi to 60 psi, with the ideal water force being about 50 psi. If the water pressure is below 40 psi, your washing machine takes longer to fill, water dribbles from faucets, the dishwasher doesn’t clean dishes, and shower heads become weak. Several issues can lead to low water pressure, but fortunately, this problem can be corrected with the help of a professional plumber. Here are tips that can help to improve your home’s water

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HVAC Zoning: How Do Zoned HVAC Systems Work?

July 15, 2022

Multizone HVAC systems have been around for a while. These systems can offer you many benefits. For instance, a multi-zone HVAC system lets you enjoy individualized comfort. Think of a situation where you have children who dislike cold temperatures, but you enjoy sleeping in a cold room. With a multi-zone HVAC system, you can heat their room without heating the whole house. Other benefits of multizone HVAC systems include: Extended lifespan Quieter cooling Customization options Convenience A multi-zone HVAC system can also help you lower your energy costs.

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Why Is Copper Used In Plumbing?

June 7, 2022

Plumbing using copper can lead to many benefits and decrease the work needed for maintenance. Copper is a corrosion-resistant metal that’s used in many different industries. It is naturally anti-microbial, corrosion-resistant, and resists oxidation. For example, copper can form coatings or gaskets for pipes and drains, which will protect the natural environment from seepage of toxic chemicals into groundwater or surface waters. Copper also prevents galvanic action (the reaction of metals) during water ingress from the main supply into a building structure with copper piping. Copper tubing can also be used for heating, radiators, venting, and cooling systems. Here are

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5 Reasons Why Your AC Might Be Leaking Water

May 20, 2022

If you notice that water is leaking inside your house when your AC is running, it is important that you identify the cause as soon as possible. Most of the time, the issue causing the leak is fairly minor and can be easily fixed. However, there are also situations in which the leak could indicate a much more serious problem that could potentially ruin your AC if not taken care of quickly. With this in mind, here are five of the most common causes of water leaking from an air conditioner. 1. Condensate Drain Line Is Clogged

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Understanding the Mechanics of a Ductless Air Conditioner

April 11, 2022

With summer drawing ever closer in American Fork, it’s important to start thinking about how you’ll keep your home comfortable when the temperature increases. While central air conditioning systems are popular with many area homeowners, a ductless air conditioner is another great option for your home. The best way to understand the benefits of a ductless air conditioner is to better understand how these systems work. Here are a few professional insights on ductless systems from the pros at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. Understanding Heat Pumps Before discussing ductless air conditioners specifically, it’s important to talk about how heat

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