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Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

At the heart of keeping your furnace running efficiently is routine maintenance and proper cleaning. By ensuring your furnace is serviced on a regular basis, you are much more likely to enjoy savings on repairs and heating expenses. Here at Gunthers serving the American Fork, Utah, area, we are committed to providing superior service to each customer. Our goal is to make sure you stay comfortable in your home all year long.  The Importance of Using a Filter on a Furnace Many customers are aware that they must change the filter on their cooling system every 30 to 60 days. What they fail to understand, though,...

Benefits of Using a Humidifier in the Winter

Humidifiers add moisture into the air, which results in a variety of benefits for your health and your home. There are several ways to use humidifiers, especially in the winter when the air is drier than other times of the year. Humidifiers are part of a complete heating and cooling system for a healthy, comfortable home. Soft, Supple Skin, Lips and Hair Since winter brings cold and dry air, your skin's moisture is depleted causing dry, dull flaking and sore skin, lips, and hair. A humidifier helps prevent this premature aging and helps maintain soft, supple and youthful skin and healthy hair. Shortens Duration of Colds  Sinus infections, flu, and...

Benefits of a VRF System

Now that winter is on its way, you’ve got plenty of time to think about whether or not your air conditioning system is still up to the job of keeping you cool during the summer months. If your AC unit is more than ¾ of the way through its life expectancy- then it’s best to replace it now with something modern and efficient. One great option many people are considering is a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system.   The Benefits of a VRF HVAC System With a new VRF AC unit, you will enjoy; Quieter operation Consistent comfort Improved energy...

How to Know I Need a New Boiler

Your boiler is one of the household appliances that are usually used intensively. An unexpected breakdown of your boiler can be frustrating and costly. In fact, certain boiler failures can pose a significant danger to you and your family if they aren’t spotted in good time. Regular professional maintenance is key to keeping your boiler in good condition throughout the year. However, just like any other mechanical appliance, your boiler wears down over time. With time, you could find yourself staring straight at some of the warning signs that you need to replace your furnace. Here are some of the top...

What is an Air Scrubber?

The air you breathe at home and in the office is 10 times more likely to contain toxic VOCs or volatile organic compounds states the EPA. These compounds are absorbed into the body and can lead to sinus irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Long-term effects include visual disorders and mental impairment. Protect yourself from VOCs by getting an air scrubber for your home and office.  What is an Air Scrubber An air scrubber is an air purification system that is used by professionals to clean the air in a contained space. The way this system works is by pulling in the air and passing it...

3 Energy Efficiency Tips

Did you know that your heating system is likely to be the source of about half of the energy your home consumes? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to make your home more energy efficient.  1. Replace Your Aging Unit If your heating and air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, then you should consider replacing it. Not only does an older HVAC unit run less efficiently in general than a newer one, but it also doesn't have the advantage of the latest energy-efficient technology and parts.  2. Schedule Regular Maintenance Just like you...

What to Look for in a Quality Plumber

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 fit 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 plumber, the first thing you should...

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...

Cleaning Your Heating Ducts Step by Step

Lurking deep within your home’s vents and air ducts may be a shocking amount of dust, pollen, and other debris.  Keeping vents clean is an important step in improving or maintaining air quality in the home, especially if someone in the home has allergies.  Cleaning your vents can increase the life of your furnace and other household appliances by reducing the amount of dust that gets sucked into their motors. At a minimum, you should clean out your vents at least once a year; some people prefer do it every couple of months.  The frequency of your duct cleaning depends...

Temperature Wars: He Likes it Cool, She Likes it Warm

Do you ever wake up dripping in sweat without any covers on, only to look over at your partner who is comfortably laying under a comforter, blanket, and sheet?  Often, they are also under the layers of comforter, blanket and sheet that you tossed off yourself who knows how long ago.  If you’re experiencing this; you’re not alone.  It is very common in relationships. Typically, it’s the husband is hot and the wife is cold, but it sometimes works the other way.  This temperature balancing act can get quite heated.  Some couples have stress and argue over finances, toothpaste, which...