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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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 16, 2021

The summers in northern California are an amazing experience but still need the relief of an air conditioner. However, keeping that air conditioner running can seem stressful when you don’t understand how it works. Learn how your central air keeps your home cool, and what you need to know to get the most from it. Circulating Air The first thing to know about any HVAC system is that it depends on its ability to circulate air. But the circulation doesn’t only include what flows through your system. Your circulating fan draws air in

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

When the springtime air starts to fill your home, it can invigorate your desire for that much-awaited home maintenance. One of the biggest tasks on your list is likely cleaning your centralized home air conditioning system. By having the right strategy to follow, you can make the cleaning process smooth and easy this year. Start by Collecting the Proper Tools It’s never a good idea to just jump into your springtime air conditioner maintenance without taking the time to collect the proper tools. If you do, you’ll likely find yourself running back

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 14, 2021

Many people use their air conditioning units to cool their living spaces as the weather outside warms up. Therefore, you need to ensure your AC system is working well before the onset of the hot summer months. One of the problems you might notice once you switch on your AC for the first time is unpleasant odors coming from the system. Several causes might be the main culprit, and knowing the exact reason why your air conditioning system is emitting funny smells can help you determine how to eliminate them. Below are common AC odors, what each means, and how

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