Choosing the Most Efficient Heating and Cooling for Your Home

September 30, 2021

Selecting the most efficient heating and cooling system for your home can be challenging. There are many compelling options on the market, and you often have to weigh what is most efficient in regard to the environment with what is most efficient in regard to your budget. If you are building a new home, then your options are only limited to what is germane to your region. On the other hand, if you are choosing a new system for an existing home, then you strongly have to consider how the residence is currently fitted. Making fundamental changes could increase your

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What Seasonal Furnace Maintenance Entails

September 20, 2021

Annual furnace maintenance—scheduled prior to the first use of the heating season—is highly recommended by HVAC professionals for a handful of reasons. Most furnace warranties require it as a condition of coverage, and you may need to present documentation when making a claim. Well-maintained furnaces are cheaper to operate on a monthly basis by as much as 30%. Maintenance includes preventive measures that can help avoid costly repairs, maximize the lifespan of the equipment and minimize the total cost of ownership. To have a better understanding of how a furnace inspection and tune-up helps, let us explore what the usual

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Common Slip-ups That Void Warranties

September 5, 2021

A new HVAC system is an important investment in your home, and an HVAC warranty is a contract that provides you with some peace of mind. Typical warranties range from 10 to 15 years, and they are a guarantee that should the unit fail within that time period, the manufacturer will make you whole. A common issue is that homeowners often view warranties as simpler than they are. Warranty claims can be complex, and many people void their warranties without even realizing that they are doing it. Not Registering the Warranty Failing to register a warranty

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9 Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

August 16, 2021

Air ducts play a very vital role in your home. They circulate air from the heating and cooling systems to all rooms in the house, maintaining comfort throughout the year. When neglected, the air ducts may accumulate dust particles, pollen, mold, and other debris. Once you turn on the HVAC system, it recirculates the pollutants, which impact the comfort of your house and affects your family member’s health. You, therefore, need to clean the ductwork often to prevent pollutant buildup. Here are some advantages of cleaning your ducts often. 1. You Will Improve Indoor Air

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Have You Heard About Our 5-Can Tune-Up?

August 9, 2021

Since 1989, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has provided professional, expert HVAC services to homes in Sacramento and the Northern Valley. We are more than a heating and cooling company. We are a part of this community, and this is where we raise our families. As part of our company philanthropy efforts, we are introducing the 5-Can Tune-Up Program. What Is the 5-Can Tune-Up? Our 5-Can Tune-Up Program provides our customers with special discounts when they donate five cans of food for the local food bank. The discounts can be used on routine HVAC maintenance services. If you want to

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The Air Conditioner Installation Process

August 2, 2021

Your air conditioner may require endless tune-ups leading you to spend a lot of money on repairs. These signs may indicate that your AC requires replacement. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide our clients with reliable air conditioner replacement services. Our technicians will advise you on what type of air conditioner suits your home best and install the system for you as needed. As detailed below, there are several steps to installing a replacement AC unit. Home Visit by Technicians for an Estimate There are different air conditioners, including portable air conditioners, window air conditioners,

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Signs of a Bad Thermostat

July 29, 2021

Your air conditioning system’s thermostat is an essential component of its operation. Most thermostats last between seven and 10 years. However, as they start to go bad, there will be a few key signs that will let you know it’s time to replace your existing thermostat. AC Constantly Running One confusing sign of a bad thermostat is a constantly running air conditioning system. If you have your air conditioning system set to auto or run mode where it’s only supposed to kick on when the indoor temperature gets above what your desired interior temperature is, your

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Get the Most From Your AC This Summer

July 19, 2021

The summer should be relaxing and enjoyable, but a broken air conditioner can ruin it. Getting the most from your air conditioner takes more than just knowing how to turn it on. Here are some ways you can help it run better and keep your utility costs down. A Little About Your System Before looking at how you can improve your system’s performance, take a few minutes to learn how it works. This extra knowledge helps you understand why these tips work, and may help you implement them even more. On the surface,

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AC Vacation Settings

July 12, 2021

Summer means it’s time to go on a much-awaited family vacation. Before you leave for your trip, it’s important that you make sure you have your house in good order. You don’t want to come back from your vacation to a house that is too hot. Among the essential things that you have to get right before leaving is setting your air conditioning. You are likely wondering—what do I set my AC to before I leave for vacation? At Gallagher’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we receive numerous phone calls from our customers asking this question. We

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 29, 2021

As the days start to get hotter, people are looking for ways to remain comfortable indoors without having to solely rely on an AC unit. You may be trying to save on electricity costs or not have the space to install an air conditioner. Perhaps your existing AC unit is broken or not producing enough cool air? Regardless, there are many ways to keep your home’s indoor space cool and comfortable. Keep reading to learn about 15 ways you can lower your indoor temperature. 1. Install Blinds Windows are responsible for letting in around 25%

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