How to Control Static Electricity in Your Home

February 7, 2019

Static electricity is a nuisance. It can even present a danger when there’s enough of it. Let us look at what it is, what causes it, and how you can ensure your home is static electricity-free. How Dry Air Affects Static Electricity Static electricity is an electric charge that builds up in a fixed location. It’s attracted to hair, dust, and other materials, which is what causes the shock. When the air is humid, water molecules are present on surfaces that block the buildup of electrical charges. When humidity is low, those molecules aren’t

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5 HVAC System Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

January 29, 2019

Are you hearing strange noises from the HVAC system in your American Fork, Utah, home? While some noise is typical as your unit ages, there are some noises that can spell trouble for your system. If you hear any of the HVAC noises listed below, it could be time to place a call to your HVAC technician. 1. Rumbling Rumbling noises coming from your furnace are often a sign that there is a problem with the burner. Typically, this noise occurs when the burner is dirty. As your HVAC system works to push out the

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Guide to Choosing an HVAC System

January 29, 2019

One of the most important investments and purchases that you could make for your home is the purchase of a new HVAC system. When you are looking for a new HVAC system, you will find that there are plenty of options available. There are several factors to consider that will ensure you make the right purchase for your home. Consider Your Climate for Heating One of the most important factors to consider is your climate. If you live in an area of the country that has warmer winters, you could be OK investing in a

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Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

December 20, 2018

At the heart of keeping your furnace running efficiently is routine maintenance and proper cleaning. By ensuring your furnace is serviced on a regular basis, you are much more likely to enjoy savings on repairs and heating expenses. Here at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing serving the American Fork, Utah, area, we are committed to providing superior service to each customer. Our goal is to make sure you stay comfortable in your home all year long. The Importance of Using a Filter on a Furnace Many customers are aware that they must change the filter on their cooling system

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in the Winter

December 17, 2018

Humidifiers add moisture into the air, which results in a variety of benefits for your health and your home. There are several ways to use humidifiers, especially in the winter when the air is drier than other times of the year. Humidifiers are part of a complete heating and cooling system for a healthy, comfortable home. Soft, Supple Skin, Lips and Hair Since winter brings cold and dry air, your skin’s moisture is depleted causing dry, dull flaking and sore skin, lips, and hair. A humidifier helps prevent this premature aging and helps maintain

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How to Know I Need a New Boiler

December 3, 2018

Your boiler is one of the household appliances that are usually used intensively. An unexpected breakdown of your boiler can be frustrating and costly. In fact, certain boiler failures can pose a significant danger to you and your family if they aren’t spotted in good time. Regular professional maintenance is key to keeping your boiler in good condition throughout the year. However, just like any other mechanical appliance, your boiler wears down over time. With time, you could find yourself staring straight at some of the warning signs that you need to replace your furnace. Here are

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Benefits of a VRF System

December 3, 2018

Now that winter is on its way, you’ve got plenty of time to think about whether or not your air conditioning system is still up to the job of keeping you cool during the summer months. If your AC unit is more than ¾ of the way through its life expectancy- then it’s best to replace it now with something modern and efficient. One great option many people are considering is a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system. The Benefits of a VRF HVAC System With a new VRF AC unit, you will enjoy;

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3 HVAC Energy Efficiency Tips

October 30, 2018

Did you know that your heating system is likely to be the source of about half of the energy your home consumes? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient. 1. Replace Your Aging Unit If your heating and air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, then you should consider replacing the HVAC unit. Not only does an older HVAC unit run less efficiently in general than a newer one, but it also doesn’t have the advantage of the latest energy-efficient technology and parts.

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What is an Air Scrubber?

October 30, 2018

The air you breathe at home and in the office is 10 times more likely to contain toxic VOCs or volatile organic compounds states the EPA. These compounds are absorbed into the body and can lead to sinus irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Long-term effects include visual disorders and mental impairment. Protect yourself from VOCs by getting an air scrubber for your home and office. What is an Air Scrubber An air scrubber is an air purification system that is used by professionals to clean the air in a contained space. The way this system

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How to Choose an Air Filter

October 8, 2018

We’ve discussed many times on this blog the importance of regularly changing your air filter. The air filter is responsible for cleaning the air that runs through your air conditioning system. As the air is sent throughout your home, it passes through the filter, which then removes any pollutants from that air. An air filter can only hold so much, which means that when your air filter is full, it is no longer effective. Changing your air filter is key to ensuring your air conditioning is running at its peak, energy-efficient, level. It also helps keep contaminants (such as dust

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