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HVAC: More Than Just Air Conditioning

American Fork residents know that the technicians at Gunthers are experts in handling home cooling needs. If an air conditioning system breaks down in the local region, we will be there to fix it. However, our technicians have studied climate-control systems that do more than just keep things cool. They are certified experts in complete HVAC technology. HVAC is way more than just AC. Air Conditioning Basics Especially in the summer months and in warmer areas of the country, air conditioning is a critical part of home comfort. Air conditioners come in many shapes and sizes, from small window units to...

Plumbing Repair: Things to Look Out For

Our homes are unpredictable sometimes. This is especially true with plumbing. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to discern between what is a serious problem and what is a random occurrence that will blow over. If you've noticed that your plumbing isn't acting like it is supposed to, you may be wondering if you need a professional repair. Here are some simple warning signs that you need plumbing repair.   Slow Draining When you run the shower or the sink and notice that the water takes forever to drain, that's a sign of a clog. It's especially important to tend to...

How You Can Fix Uneven Cooling in Your Home

As temperatures rise outside during the hot summer months, your AC unit will take on a bigger workload. You may notice that some rooms tend to stay cool while others are stuffy and hot. This could be the result of something simple, such as clogged filters or blocked vents and registers. However, it may be caused by ductwork problems that require a trained professional to assess.   Dirty Filters This is a fairly easy fix. Dirty air filters should be regularly replaced. If they haven't been changed in a long time, it may be a good idea to go ahead...

Know the Difference Between an HVAC and AC System

Many people believe that AC and HVAC units are the same systems. There are many ways that these units are different from each other. Each system works differently to cool down your home. If you still want to know the differences, here are a few facts about HVAC and AC.   What Is an HVAC System? Many people use the term "HVAC" for all types of heating and cooling systems. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. An HVAC unit can both cool and heat your home. This system will use the ductwork in your home to pull out...

3 Reasons to Get Professional HVAC Help

There are times when you should consider hiring an HVAC professional. A home's heating and air conditioning systems can eventually experience issues, and at Gunthers in American Fork, we can treat those issues with the help of our skilled technicians. You should know when to contact a team of experts because you can save yourself time and money down the road. Experts will understand how to identify issues before they become expensive. This is an essential part of any energy efficiency plan you might have for your home. 1. Prevent Costly Repairs Repairs can become expensive if you don't find...

How to Find the Right Plumber

Whether you're looking for professional help to remedy a plumbing issue or complete a renovation project that you have planned, it's best to work with a plumber who you can trust. The overall feel that you get from someone is one thing, but how can you really be sure that your plumber can get the job done to your expectations? Look for Paperwork A true professional, like someone you'll find at Gunthers in American Fork, will have a license and insurance. This frees you up from any potential liabilities, and it also means that whoever you're hiring has taken the...

Will Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Lower Energy Costs?

If you're concerned about heating and cooling costs, closing vents in rooms you aren't using probably seems like an easy way to save energy and money. After all, you'll be cooling or heating less square footage, so it only follows that closing your vents would deliver savings. The truth is that closing vents in unused rooms actually does the opposite. This can waste more energy because your air conditioner or furnace will be forced to work harder and push excess air to other areas of your home. How Closed Vents Affect Pressure and PerformanceYour system operates with a blower that...

How Do I Check My Home For Air Leaks?

If your home is leaking air, it's costing you a lot of money. When you heat or cool your house, you want that warm or cool air to stay in your home to bring the temperature to a comfortable level. If you suspect a leak, then there are several areas inside and outside of your home that you should check. Exterior Places to CheckThe basic idea when looking at your exterior is to look for areas where two different building materials meet. Make sure to check these areas thoroughly: Where your chimney meets your siding Where your foundation meets the...

Tips for Minimizing Heating Costs This Winter

The winter months can feature periods of cold weather during which you want nothing more than to remain inside. However, keeping your home warm costs money. Let's look at some ways in which you can keep your home comfortable without harming your household's financial situation.Schedule a Furnace Tune-UpYour furnace will work more efficiently if it is serviced at least once a year. At Gunthers in American Fork, we can perform a wide range of tasks to keep your furnace running well all winter. Specific services include furnace repair, maintenance, and installation of new units. We also offer commercial heating services, which means...

How to Control Static Electricity in Your Home

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 present, which is why static electricity...