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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Tips to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring

March 16, 2022

Spring is right around the corner in American Fork, UT, which means that air conditioning season is not far behind. Getting the most from your air conditioner means doing more than simply flipping the switch on your thermostat. Consider these tips to prepare your HVAC system for spring and the weather change. Change Your Air Filter If you haven’t changed your air filter since winter started, it’s time to check it. Most filters need changing anywhere from every 30 days to every six months, depending on the type of filter and the air quality. A clogged

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Choosing the Best Furnace Filters

February 8, 2022

With your furnace running all the time to combat the winter chill in the air, you’re likely changing out your furnace filters faster than usual. Since every household is different, there’s no established rule for when you should change out your filter. The best routine for you depends on the animals in the house, filter size, and your allergies. When determining the best filter type and replacement schedule for your home, keep this essential information in mind. MERV Rating Always consider the MERV rating of all new furnace filters you purchase. This rating determines how much

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Signs That Your Ductwork Needs Repair or Replacement

January 3, 2022

Air ducts are an integral aspect of your home’s ventilation, and without them, your HVAC system cannot distribute conditioned air throughout your home. While you probably don’t think about your air ducts because you don’t see them, they also need maintenance, repairs, and even replacement. So how can you tell it’s time to repair or replace your air ducts? Experts at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing outline the most common signs you should watch out for to determine if your ductwork needs repair or replacement. Noisy HVAC Operation Your HVAC system naturally makes some noise while

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Find out the Main Reasons Why Your Furnace Has Rust

December 6, 2021

Having rust on the furnace is one of the issues that causes serious concerns to most homeowners. Many of our clients often ask how this is possible if a furnace does not use water to generate heat. This is not a strange occurrence for an old system and might be a sign that a replacement is due. However, if your HVAC system is just a few years old and still serviceable, then you might need to consult Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing specialists to evaluate the situation. The Main Causes of Rust on a Furnace Although it

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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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