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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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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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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