7 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Plumbing and Heating Systems

November 21, 2020

When it comes to the mechanical systems in many Sacramento, CA, homes, there are many improvements that could be made, especially in terms of efficiency. Beyond claiming better efficiency, though, are there any benefits to installing energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems? At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we firmly believe the answer is “yes.” To better explain why we feel this way, here are just a few of the many benefits of upgrading your home’s plumbing and heating systems. 1. Lower Utility Costs A big benefit of upgrading your home’s mechanical systems is lower utility costs. Given that a large

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8 Effects of Hard Water on Home Appliances and Plumbing

November 14, 2020

Many homeowners in California have hard water running in through their taps. This is due to at least 40% of their water being groundwater, which is harder than surface water. While hard water seems like a rusty nuisance that just stains your sink and other items, the truth is it’s more brutal on your plumbing system and home appliances. The difference between hard and soft water is that the former has higher mineral content. Hard water consists of sulfates, bicarbonates and chlorides with specks of oxidized ferrous iron which causes redness (or brown stains) on surfaces.

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Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

November 4, 2020

It’s important to check the health of your furnace before winter rolls in. Now is the time to do a little preparation work before winter. Once the holidays come around, the last thing on your mind is your furnace. With this checklist, you can make sure your heating system is ready for winter. Check Your Furnace If you want to have your furnace ready for cold weather, you need to schedule an inspection. These inspections will check the health of your heating system. With a tune-up, you can address potential problems before they turn into

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Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide in my home?

October 22, 2020

Carbon monoxide may be odorless and colorless. However, it’s far from harmless. It’s a highly toxic gas that results from the incomplete combustion of liquified petroleum gas or natural gas. Unfortunately, you can’t detect this poisonous gas without a carbon monoxide alarm. That’s why most people unknowingly come into contact with high levels of carbon monoxide every day. So, how can you be on the safe side? Keep reading this article to learn more about the factors that may expose you to carbon monoxide, as well as how best you can protect yourself.

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Do You Need a Bigger HVAC System?

October 19, 2020

The idea that bigger is always better doesn’t hold true when you’re shopping for HVAC units. It’s true that large HVAC units can have some perks, but only when they’re installed in the proper home size. The size of your house has a huge impact on how well a big HVAC will function. Larger properties might benefit from large HVAC units, but smaller ones will actually suffer. Here are some things to keep in mind as you try to find the best HVAC size for your home. The Pros and Cons of Larger HVAC Units

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The Ultimate Guide to Increasing the Lifespan of Your AC

October 8, 2020

Most people assume that air conditioners are made to last the same amount of time. Unluckily, this isn’t the case. Many factors play a significant role in the longevity of your system. This includes the installation process and the manufacturer’s reputation. Your AC plays a significant role in keeping you and your family comfortable all year round. That’s why you should do all it takes to ensure it’s running as long as possible. So how can you improve the life expectancy of your AC? Here are tips that provide you make the most out of your AC.

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Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 29, 2020

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry uses a lot of technical terms that probably seem like jargon to the layperson. Whether you’re asking one of our Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning technicians in Sacramento, CA, a question about your air conditioner or looking up information about new heat pumps, you may come across some technical terms that aren’t part of your usual vocabulary. Here are some of the common terms you might find on your written estimate, on a manufacturer’s website or in a conversation with one of our skilled technicians. HVAC One of the most common terms you’ll

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

September 21, 2020

Every year, residents in Sacramento, CA, must switch their HVAC systems from cooling in the summer to heating in the winter. All the hard work performed by your heating and cooling unit results in a lot of wear and tear. Excessive wear and tear leads to more system breakdowns and could shorten the equipment’s lifespan. Use these 10 tips to minimize wear and tear on your HVAC system, prevent comfort disruptions, and avoid the premature replacement of equipment. 1. Change the Air Filter If you only have time to do one thing to reduce the overuse

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality

September 15, 2020

For over 30 years, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping Sacramento, CA, residents keep their homes comfortable all year long. We can give you the skilled support you need to keep your house at the right temperature. However, home comfort technology is always advancing. Solutions to improve indoor air quality are at the cutting edge of the home comfort field. Why does IAQ matter? The quality of your indoor air is important for the well-being of anyone who lives in your home. Poor air quality can cause several health issues. Allergens floating in your air supply will trigger

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Want To Save Energy and Money? Consider a Zoning System

August 20, 2020

When summer rolls into Sacramento, CA, triple-digit heat is not far behind. This means that your AC unit gets a lot of use. The winters are not severe in this region, but there are nights when you need reliable heat too. This year-long use of the heating, cooling, and ventilation system costs you money. One way to make it more efficient is to use what is known as HVAC zoning. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you to set this up. Let us cover some of the ins and out of this strategy. What Is HVAC Zoning?

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