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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Tricks to Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

October 8, 2018

We’ve all driven down the freeway and seen the warnings to drive less. Our society has scales and colors to let us know the quality of the air outside, and warnings to stay inside when the air quality drops too low. However, the air quality inside your home or office building can be just as dangerous or damaging to your health if not regulated. Here are some easy steps to take to improve your indoor air quality. Clean Your Air Filters One of the most important things you can do is regularly

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Careers in the HVAC Industry

September 27, 2018

There are plenty of career options in the HVAC industry. They include blue-collar jobs, managerial jobs, and jobs that involve working both at a desk and on a construction site. If you are thinking about a career in the HVAC industry, the following overview of some of the most common jobs in this field will give you an idea of what to expect. HVAC Technician HVAC technicians are the ones you will call on if your HVAC unit needs to be maintained, repaired or replaced. These versatile individuals work at both commercial and

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What to Look for in a Quality Plumber

September 27, 2018

Whether we like it or not, at some point in our lives, we will need the help of a plumber. When it comes to issues concerning your pipes or the corresponding systems, you do not want to waste your time with a plumber that does not know what they are doing or cannot fix your issue the first time. Before you hire anyone to help you with your plumbing issues, make sure that you follow these tips to find the right one for you. Start with Online Reviews When you are looking for a

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Utah have trusted Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Utah have trusted Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing

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Options for Heating Your Garage or Workshop

October 8, 2016

Interested in turning your garage into a workshop? Or just tired or waking up to a freezing car in the winter? The problem with garages is they aren’t typically made to stay warm. Here are some ways you can change that safely and without hiking up your energy bill. As always, insulation is the first thing to check. Anytime you are having a heating problem, the first step is to make sure the insulation is updated and complete. Without proper insulation, a large amount of the heat from your heater will be lost to the outside. When

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How To Replace Weather Stripping

October 8, 2016

Would you like to make your home more energy efficient? Replacing your weatherstripping can go a long way to bringing down your heating bill and keeping drafts out of your home. Here’s how you can do it yourself: Windows You will need adhesive-backed weather stripping for the top, bottom and sides, and V-channel weather stripping for the meeting rails on double-hung windows (that is when there is a sash on top and bottom, and one or both of them move up and down). Step 1: Wash in the jamb and on the rails

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Avoiding House Fires

October 8, 2016

No damage is scarier or more irreparable than a house fire. If the fire doesn’t get you, breathing in too much of the smoke can cause death by asphyxiation. There is always the fear that it will flare up in the night and someone won’t wake up in time to get out. The best thing you can do to prevent this is to make sure you have smoke detectors in all the major areas of the house. Test them and replace the batteries as soon as they are low. The following are some of the most common

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Choosing the Right Size HVAC System

October 8, 2016

Purchasing a system that is too large for a home is wasteful both in the initial investment and in the cost of utilities. But making the mistake of purchasing a system that is too small for a house means that you will struggle to heat it in the winter and cool it in the summer. It just won’t keep up with the demand, because it cannot process air fast enough to cool the whole house. Choosing the correct size HVAC system is as simple as following about 5 steps. That being said, it is usually best for

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