Indoor Air Quality Tips for Apartments and Condos

July 1, 2020

Sacramento, CA, is one of the cities that is seeing a number of new multi-unit buildings and condos erected at a fast space. Living in an apartment or condo offers several advantages, especially if you have not started your family yet. These living accommodations are often situated near restaurants, entertainment venues, and public transportation, which eliminates the need for a car and promotes walking. While you are living your best life, you still have to take some responsibilities into account, like ensuring that you are breathing the cleanest air possible while indoors. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we help our customers in Sacramento

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8 Tips To Keep Your AC System Running Optimally

June 20, 2020

If you want your air conditioner to be able to provide reliable and efficient service over many summers, there are some things that you need to do to help it stay in good working order. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we know a thing or two about keeping air conditioners working at their best. To help you to keep your Kansas City home cool, we are drawing on our experience to provide these eight tips that will keep your AC system in optimal condition throughout the year. 1. Keep It Clean One of the greatest enemies of your

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7 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting Air Conditioner Repairs

June 10, 2020

When your AC stops working, the first thing you should do is call a trusted HVAC company like Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We’re known for efficiently serving residents of Sacramento and its surrounding communities. However, even the best companies may have a few customers scheduled before you. This means you may have to keep your air conditioning turned off for a while. How can you keep cool while you wait? Here are some tips that will help you stay comfortable without your AC. 1. Open Your Windows When Temperatures Are Cool You can lower temperatures by letting a refreshing

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Ways To Avoid Damaging Your Plumbing System

June 5, 2020

Taking steps to care for your home is a smart move. You want to preserve your property’s equity while avoiding running up unnecessary expenses in the house. Damaging the plumbing system, in particular, could contribute to avoidable problems. A homeowner might never dream of deliberately wrecking his/her plumbing, but oversights and benign neglect can lead to disastrous problems. Once you understand the common ways that homeowners damage pipes, drains, and fixtures, hopefully, you can take steps to avoid the same errors. Not Fixing Small Problems Before They Become Significant Ones There is no such

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Homeowner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality

February 28, 2020

When you think about the qualities of a comfortable home, you might think of a cozy warm temperature, a comfy couch, and some peace and quiet while you watch a movie. You might think of a home full of activity with music playing in the background. Whatever defines comfort for you, there is a commonality that you might not think about—indoor air quality. Your home should feel like a breath of fresh air after a long day at work. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we take that literally! That’s why we want to take some time to educate our customers

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DIY Methods to Eliminate a Clogged Drain

February 28, 2020

Uh oh! You’ve got a clogged drain. Before you call us at Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, try one of these DIY drain clearing methods. Use Traditional Tools Nowadays, plumbers and HVAC technicians use technology to get the job done. We utilize advanced equipment that can knock out any drain clog and even clear away years of mineral buildup. However, there’s still something to be said about traditional plumbing tools like a plunger and auger. Plunger The most important thing when it comes to plungers is to make sure you’re using the correct type. Some plungers

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How to Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy in 2020

January 6, 2020

You’ve heard of the phrase “new year, new me.” We’re turning that into, “new year, new home.” If tidying up was at the top of your list of going into 2020, we’ve got the tips and tricks to help you stick to your resolution. Today, we’re sharing what you need to know to keep a clean and organized home that would even make Marie Kondo proud. Start room by room One of the hardest parts of creating new habits is the starting point. It can be daunting when you feel like you have a

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6 Tips to Increase the Comfort Level of Your Home

December 2, 2019

What does home mean to you? Many would say a home is a place where you enjoy yourself and feel safe, but ultimately— it’s where you’re most comfortable. After a long day at school or work, you want to come back to a relaxing space. In today’s blog, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has surefire ways to increase the comfort of your home. 1. Open up your blinds and curtains One of the easiest ways to transform a dark, dreary room is by utilizing your windows. Pull open your blinds and curtains and let the natural light pour in. If

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The Optimal Thermostat Temperature

October 2, 2019

Most people are using their thermostat in the summer and winter months to keep their homes comfortably cool or warm, but it costs you. Leaving your thermostat in the wrong settings can lead to a steep bill. Here, we will explain the optimal thermostat temperature and how you can save money. The more informed you are, the more you can save on your energy bill. The recommended temperature for summer In the summer, we recommend you set your home’s temperature to 78° if anyone is inside. However, even setting it a degree or two

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Is There Mold in Your Air Conditioner?

September 3, 2019

Mold in Your Air Conditioner The heat is on and the season demands an air conditioner to get through those hot days. Just like anyone in your position, you reach for the AC without thinking about what could be lurking in the HVAC system. Now, that’s when it can get scary. Of all that could be there, one of the worst you’ll encounter is mold. The big baddie of HVACs everywhere is more than a nuisance, it’s a health concern. So, what causes it, and how does mold affect your life? We’ve got the answers.

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