Home Preparation Tasks to Complete Before Winter

November 10, 2021

When the winter season finally hits, it can bring a lot of snow and ice with it. Both of these can be extremely dangerous to the safety of your home and your family. By following the home preparation tips that we’re going to go over below, you can help to ensure that your family stays warm in your home and that your home stays safe this winter season. Get Professional Heating Maintenance When fall arrives, it is time to schedule your professional heating maintenance. It helps to get your heating system cleaned, inspected,

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4 Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 12, 2021

Having a functional heater in your home makes the winter in American Fork tolerable, but what happens when your heater won’t turn off? Although there are few things worse than being cold and lacking a way to warm your living space up, not being able to stop the flow of hot air when it’s stifling indoors is definitely one of them. The good news is that there are four common causes of this problem, and most of them are fairly easy to resolve. 1. You Have a Thermostat Malfunction When your home is overly hot

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

September 20, 2021

Like any other system, your furnace is bound to get old and worn out, which can lead it to quit when you need it the most. Having a furnace that is not working, especially during extremely cold temperatures in American Fork, can be very frustrating. It can result in discomfort and can also be a health hazard. Many signs can indicate that your furnace is struggling to function. If you notice any of these issues, you should contact our technicians at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing promptly. It Is an Old System A typical furnace unit should last you for

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End of Summer Maintenance 

August 20, 2021

As the days start to get shorter and colder, you’re likely getting your home prepared to take on the upcoming winter months. One necessary task is maintaining your air conditioning system. This requires you to complete many different individual maintenance tasks. Replace Your Air Filter When you start to perform maintenance on your air conditioning system, the best place to start is with your air filter. Locate the air filter housing and remove the existing filter. If you can no longer see through the filter, it’s an indication that it needs to be replaced.

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Understanding Different Thermostat Modes and Settings

July 12, 2021

Whether you’re fighting the summer heat and humidity or the winter frost, it’s important to keep your HVAC system performing to address your home’s climate needs. While the typical HVAC system is complex and system maintenance is not a DIY operation, every homeowner should understand the modes and settings of their thermostat. Let’s take a look at the most common ones. Modes There are five modes that are common on many of today’s smart thermostats: Heat Cool Heat-Cool Off Eco The heat, cool and

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 22, 2021

American Fork homeowners will, at some point, encounter challenges with their AC units. When your AC unit works but doesn’t push out cold air, it might need a reset to regenerate the basic power it needs. In other cases, restarting your AC during a power outage is necessary when the circuit protections built into your breakers need a manual reboot. Circuit breakers use surge protections to stop appliances from receiving unconstrained amounts of power. After a power outage, appliances that require substantial amounts of energy must be manually restarted as a safety precaution. Outside of a

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 10, 2021

Even if you have not experienced it for yourself, you have likely seen the evidence of a frozen air conditioner. The frosted refrigerant lines and the iced-over compressor are almost beautiful when you see them. But what causes it, does it harm your system, and what can you do when it happens? Are Air Conditioner Freezes a Problem? When your system is working properly, you will barely notice that it is running, aside from the sound of the circulating fan. If you are outside, you may notice the sound of the condensing unit as well.

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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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