Tips to Unclog Your AC’s Drain Line

May 18, 2022

Keeping your air conditioner in good working order is important for maintaining a comfortable home. One part of the air conditioner that often needs attention is the drain line. Over time, drain lines can become clogged with dirt, debris, and even mold. If left unchecked, a clogged drain line can cause water to leak from the air conditioner, causing damage to your home. Here are a few steps to unclog your drain line. 1. Turn Off the AC’s Power When you turn off your AC unit, the fan inside stops spinning. This gives you a chance

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What Are Portable Air Conditioners and How Do They Work?

May 18, 2022

Summers in Los Molinos, California, can be sweltering. Your home or office may be equipped with central air, or you may rely on a portable air conditioner to keep your home cool. In this guide, we will discuss how portable air conditioning units work and the steps you can take to make them work more efficiently and longer. How Do Portable Air Conditioners Work? Portable air conditioners work by pulling hot air from an area and transferring it outside of the home. The AC unit has a motor that cools the air circulated through the room.

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Is Closing Vents Upstairs Cost-Effective?

May 18, 2022

The ever-rising energy cost keeps pushing residents of Sacramento, CA, to conduct energy audits and find avenues to reduce wastage. Heating and cooling systems contribute the largest part to energy bills. Some rooms, such as the guest room, are hardly in use every day, and it doesn’t make sense to warm or cool those rooms. Conventional wisdom dictates that shutting vents in unused spaces will only redirect the air to the used living spaces and improve energy efficiency and save cost. But how true is the statement? In this post, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning will demystify the statement and

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old HVAC System?

April 20, 2022

Your HVAC system plays a key role in ensuring that your family is comfortable and healthy. However, when it’s nearing the end of its service, your system won’t execute its purpose as it used to. In some cases, this poor performance might even result being a source of discomfort and indoor air pollutants. Without a doubt, the cost of a new HVAC system requires huge financial sacrifices. However, at times, installing a new one is the most cost-effective solution. Read on to familiarize yourself with the tale-tell signs that it’s time to change your old system

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Why Is Your Thermostat Blank? Here’s All You Need to Know

April 15, 2022

It is no longer a secret that “smart” programmable thermostats are one of the best inclusions in every home. These devices save you money, provide consistent temperatures, optimize your HVAC system, and save time spent when adjusting your home’s temperature. However, these benefits may become a mirage when the thermostat goes blank. Read on to learn why your thermostat may have a blank screen and what to do to fix the problem. In many cases, it may just be a slight issue that you can solve without any technical prowess. Common Troubleshooting Tips

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Out Hot Air?

April 3, 2022

If you notice that your air conditioner is blowing hot air when you turn it on, there are a few possible scenarios. Air conditioners work by using a refrigerant to remove heat from indoor air. This ice-cold liquid refrigerant passes through coils that are in a metal casing. The heat from the indoor air turns the liquid into a gas, which is carried to another part of the air conditioning system, where it’s cooled again to its liquid form. It’s then returned to start the loop over. Here are some of the possible causes why this process might fail.

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How Do I Know Which Furnace Filters Are Best?

March 16, 2022

Many different factors are involved in keeping your home properly heated and cooled. The condition and efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner play a major role in your overall indoor comfort and also your heating and cooling costs. Regular maintenance is vital for ensuring that your HVAC system is free from any issues and functioning as efficiently as it should. Nonetheless, one other factor that many people tend to neglect is their furnace filter. Not using the right air filter or not replacing it frequently enough can lead to a wide range of issues. Increased

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Do Windows Have an Effect on Home Heating?

March 9, 2022

You sit down in your favorite chair to enjoy a relaxing evening at home. As your favorite show comes on, the furnace turns off as your Sacramento home reaches the perfect temperature. Immediately after the furnace goes off, though, you notice a draft coming from a nearby window. Many homeowners would just ignore this problem and wait for the furnace to turn back on. However, ignoring drafts or other air leaks around your home could spell major trouble for your heating system. To conserve energy and protect your furnace, you need to understand the significant impacts that air leaks can

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6 Effective Ways to Extend Your Furnace’s Life Expectancy

March 2, 2022

If you treat your furnace well and care for it properly, it will provide great results. Similarly, if you make an effort to keep it healthy, it will reward you with a long, productive lifespan. On average, household heating systems will last for around 10 to 15 years. However, with the proper upkeep and maintenance routines, you can realistically get yours to last for closer to 20. With those few extra years, you’ll have time to save up extra money and prepare your home for a furnace replacement. Ultimately, achieving this is about developing proactive habits and understanding the factors

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Does Your Home Need an Air Purifier or Dehumidifier?

February 17, 2022

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable for your entire family, you have many options at your disposal. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers are two great options that can be utilized to enhance the quality and feel of the air inside of your home. By understanding the benefits that each option can provide for you, you’ll be able to make a better-informed decision about what your home actually needs. What’s an Air Purifier? An air purifier works to circulate the air inside of your home through a filter. This filter traps unwanted harmful pollutants to make

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