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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...

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 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...

Guide to Choosing an HVAC System

One of the most important investments and purchases that you could make for your home is the purchase of a new HVAC system. When you are looking for a new HVAC system, you will find that there are plenty of options available. There are several factors to consider that will ensure you make the right purchase for your home.  Consider Your Climate for Heating One of the most important factors to consider is your climate. If you live in an area of the country that has warmer winters, you could be OK investing in a heat pump. These tend to...

Careers in the HVAC Industry

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 residential venues. Alternatively, they may work for...

HVAC Maintenance

Most people know that it is important to have their heating and cooling systems checked on an annual basis. This routine maintenance check can help prevent all sorts of potentially big (and expensive) problems by spotting them when they are small and easily fixed. However, not everyone is sure what he or she should have inspected in this annual check-up. To help you feel more comfortable when talking with your HVAC technician, here is a list of recommended checks: For Both Heating and Cooling Systems Electrical connections: Your HVAC technician should check and make sure that all your connections are...