Understanding SEER Ratings for Utah Homes?

June 15, 2024

Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) is a tool for consumers that indicates the efficiency of a cooling system. The U.S. requires all products that use energy or water to have an Energy Guide label. This is a big yellow sticker on the unit. This label is where you’ll find the SEER rating for air conditioners and heat pumps along with other energy-related information. What Is SEER? SEER is a rating system that measures efficiency over a full cooling season. The higher the number, the more efficient the system is and the cheaper it will be

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What You Can and Can’t Put in the Garbage Disposal

June 1, 2024

Having a garbage disposal can be a convenience in your kitchen. With a simple flick of a switch, leftover scraps are ground up and washed away, eliminating the hassle of throwing them in the trash. However, owning a garbage disposal comes with the responsibility of knowing what you can safely put down the drain and what you absolutely cannot. To keep your disposal and drains clear and healthy, you need to understand the do’s and don’ts. Items Safe for the Garbage Disposal Plenty of food items are safe for your garbage disposal, with some even

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How Often Do I Need HVAC Maintenance?

April 29, 2024

If you’re like most homeowners, you have an HVAC system that helps keep you and your family comfortable throughout the year. Whether you have just a furnace or both a furnace and a centralized cooling unit, you’ll need to schedule professional maintenance with a local HVAC company. Knowing when to schedule this maintenance is necessary to keep your system(s) in good working order. One Maintenance Appointment Per Unit It’s highly recommended that you schedule professional maintenance at least once a year for each type of unit. You’ll want to schedule service for your cooling system in

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What Plumbing Leaks create an Emergency?

April 17, 2024

Plumbing leaks are more than just nuisances. They are warnings of potential disasters waiting to happen. While it is always wise to arrange for a professional inspection of your home plumbing system, some leaks demand immediate action. If you encounter any of the following situations, do not hesitate to call the emergency number of a reputable plumbing service to get the problem rectified. Gas Leak Dangers A leaking gas line is a critical emergency that poses severe health risks, including dizziness, headaches, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. The smallest spark from

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Do You Need a Plumber to Fix a Wobbly Toilet?

April 15, 2024

Toilets are prone to becoming wobbly or starting to rock over time. The reason for this is that continually sitting down and standing up puts pressure on the toilet and can cause the hardware that secures it to the floor to loosen. Sometimes, this is a problem you can easily fix on your own, but it depends on the specific cause of the issue. Loose Toilet Bolt Toilets are secured to the floor in two different places. The bolt-on each side of the bottom of the bowl fastens to the floor, and the wax ring

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Are Heat Pumps More Energy Efficient in Utah?

April 10, 2024

If you own a home in American Fork, UT, and are looking for a new efficient heating system, chances are you have heard about heat pumps. They’re rapidly gaining traction as a popular alternative to gas-powered furnaces and conventional central air conditioning. The biggest reason is that their manufacturers tout their almost too-good-to-be-true efficiency. However, if you’ve read up about heat pump technology, you may have noticed that heat pumps have a reputation for being inefficient in cold temperatures. However, this may not be the case. What Is a Heat Pump? As their name suggests,

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Where Can You Install a Ductless Mini-Split?

March 12, 2024

Ductless mini-splits are a fantastic option if you’re looking to supplement your existing air conditioning. They’re also the best option for adding air conditioning to a home that doesn’t have a central HVAC system. There are two different types of mini splits. One is cooling only the other is a heat pump. This article discusses the heat pump style of mini split. If you’re considering a mini-split system for your home or business, here is an overview of how they work and what your options for installing one are. Understanding the

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Seven Reasons to Schedule Regular Drain Cleaning

March 5, 2024

Drain cleaning is a common practice that helps keep your drainage pipes operating efficiently. Soap scum, hair, food debris, and more can enter your wastewater pipe and create obstructions. Drain cleaning removes these obstructions and cleans your pipes thoroughly. At Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we recommend annual appointments to help ensure your drains don’t get completely backed up. The process requires little or no digging and can be completed quickly and efficiently, but the benefits can protect your whole home. Reduce Pipe Clogs Regular drain cleaning sessions with our professionals will minimize the risk of clogs obstructing your drainage

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Are Boilers Dangerous?

February 6, 2024

A homeowner’s desire to save money can lead them to try DIY boiler repairs on their own. However, due to the complexity and hazards of boiler systems, it is necessary to have only an expert perform any repairs. This enhances the performance of the boiler in several ways and also keeps the homeowners safer. 1. Expertise To fix boilers, boiler technicians need to know several different areas of the boiler system. Combustion techniques, water and gas distribution systems, electrical parts, and control mechanisms are all within their expertise. Also, boiler technicians will be able to correctly

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How Do I Know Which Filter I Need For My HVAC?

February 1, 2024

Regularly changing your HVAC air filter is one of the best things you can do to protect the heating and cooling equipment in your American Fork, UT home. Most HVAC manufacturers recommend checking these components monthly and changing them every three to six months. You can tell whether your filter needs replacement by holding it up to the light. If light can pass through a filter’s mesh, air can, too. However, if you’ve never replaced your HVAC air filter before, it’s important to get the right type and dimensions. An ill-fitted and improperly

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