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Understanding Airflow in Your Home

If you've been wanting to save money on your energy costs, it's much simpler than you might think. When the heating or air conditioning system has to work harder to blow the air throughout your home, it's taking up much more electricity than necessary. Also, rooms that aren't receiving as much airflow will not receive the benefit of the filtration that your HVAC system provides.   Keeping your home at the right temperature year-round provides health benefits to everyone and especially to those with breathing troubles and allergies. Gunther's is happy to provide you with simple DIY remedies to help...

Issues That Commonly Affect Thermostats

There are many common thermostat issues. You may set yours to a certain temperature and then notice, after a while, that the temperature is not as cold or warm as you’d like. Why are you and your family sweating when you set the thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit? The fact is, thermostats can malfunction like everything else. Here are some reasons why:   Dirt Dirt can influence how well the thermostat works. If the system shuts down or doesn’t achieve the set temperature, the cause may be a build-up of dirt and grime on the components of the thermostat.  ...

Tips to Conserve Energy at Home

Most households use a significant amount of energy each season whether they want to illuminate specific rooms of the home or cool the interior setting during the warmer months of the year. Unfortunately, the cost of energy isn't always cheap here in American Folk and can lead to high bills each month. If you want to save more energy throughout the year, here are a few basic tips to follow.   1. Close Your Drapes One of the main reasons air conditioners work harder than necessary is due to a warm interior setting. Make it a point to close your...

How Often Should I Replace My Plumbing Appliances for Maximum Efficiency?

Do you have a home with older or outdated plumbing fixtures? You've probably heard that newer items can be more energy efficient. If you want your fixtures to be as efficient as possible, here is what you need to know about replacing them. Signs You Should Replace Fixtures Before replacing your fixtures, you need to find out if they are energy efficient. Ultimately, you'll want to update your plumbing appliances for maximum efficiency every 10-15 years. You may want to talk to Gunthers about plumbing services if you notice any of these problems: Increasing utility bills Appliances that use way...

Top 5 Causes of AC Airflow Problems

Airflow problems with your AC unit can lead to uncomfortable hot and cool spots throughout your house. You may also notice surges in your heating/cooling bills. Do not let these airflow issues go unaddressed because they can end with your AC unit's compressor being damaged over time. 1. Dirty Condenser UnitThe condenser unit is usually on the outside of your AC system. This means that it can easily get obstructed with dirt, debris, and leaves. To prevent airflow problems, make sure that there is a clear path to the condenser unit and that nothing is sitting on top of it....

Importance of Commercial AC Services

When the summer heat strikes, it is important that your business is prepared. Although high-quality commercial air conditioning doesn’t exactly come cheap, the truth is that the potential benefits it can provide to your business far outweigh the costs. In fact, after reading about these amazing benefits, you might soon realize that investing in commercial cooling services might just be one of the smartest business decisions you’ll ever make. Improve Employee ProductivityIt’s a simple fact that a happy employee usually means a more productive employee, and there is no better way to help keep your employees happy during the hot...

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...