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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Should You Invest In a Tankless Water Heater

August 15, 2020

If you are looking for a way to upgrade your home and save money on utility bills, it may be in your best interest to consider buying a tankless water heater. This type of product can be ideal if you have a large family or are looking to create a home that is more functional for you and your family. This type of product comes in multiple sizes, which means that it can be a perfect fit for your home regardless of how large it is. You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water Perhaps the

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Eco-Friendly HVAC Tips

August 1, 2020

Many residents throughout Sacramento and the rest of California are embracing the idea of going green. Some of the benefits include helping the environment, minimizing carbon footprints, improving general health, and lowering energy bills. Although there are numerous ways to create a more environmentally friendly property, one of the major components is keeping up with your home’s systems. Some parts of your home, such as the plumbing, electric, and (in this case) cooling and heating, make a significant difference in your home’s efficiency. Leading an environmentally responsible lifestyle does not have to be challenging. With the

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Are Ductless Air Conditioners Efficient?

July 20, 2020

When it comes to your residential cooling system, you have options. Since indoor cooling equipment first became common in the United States, living accommodations and situations have changed. The cooling systems that were installed in homes decades ago were appropriate for their day, but times have moved on, and technology has progressed significantly. The homes from decades past are aging. Many of those didn’t have ductwork installed originally. Others are demonstrating that the ductwork they do have is inefficient. To deal with the needs of both these older residences and their modern counterparts, innovation was required.

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Plumbing Dangers: What You Should Never Do

July 10, 2020

Ideally, everything in your Sacramento, CA, home is going to operate as intended all the time. Appliances get old, however. This leads to them becoming worn-out, and eventually, they break down. Anytime there is a clogged drain or malfunctioning HVAC unit, it is inconvenient. Regular maintenance, which is one of our specialties at Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, is one way to find potential issues before they cause an emergency situation. There are also things that you can do to help avoid emergencies. Read on to learn more about some potential plumbing dangers you can avoid. Ignoring

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