Tips to Unclog Your AC’s Drain Line

May 18, 2022

Keeping your air conditioner in good working order is important for maintaining a comfortable home. One part of the air conditioner that often needs attention is the drain line. Over time, drain lines can become clogged with dirt, debris, and even mold. If left unchecked, a clogged drain line can cause water to leak from the air conditioner, causing damage to your home. Here are a few steps to unclog your drain line. 1. Turn Off the AC’s Power When you turn off your AC unit, the fan inside stops spinning. This gives you a chance

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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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Is It Time to Replace Your Old HVAC System?

April 20, 2022

Your HVAC system plays a key role in ensuring that your family is comfortable and healthy. However, when it’s nearing the end of its service, your system won’t execute its purpose as it used to. In some cases, this poor performance might even result being a source of discomfort and indoor air pollutants. Without a doubt, the cost of a new HVAC system requires huge financial sacrifices. However, at times, installing a new one is the most cost-effective solution. Read on to familiarize yourself with the tale-tell signs that it’s time to change your old system

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Do Windows Have an Effect on Home Heating?

March 9, 2022

You sit down in your favorite chair to enjoy a relaxing evening at home. As your favorite show comes on, the furnace turns off as your Sacramento home reaches the perfect temperature. Immediately after the furnace goes off, though, you notice a draft coming from a nearby window. Many homeowners would just ignore this problem and wait for the furnace to turn back on. However, ignoring drafts or other air leaks around your home could spell major trouble for your heating system. To conserve energy and protect your furnace, you need to understand the significant impacts that air leaks can

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How Important Is the SEER Rating of an Air Conditioning Unit?

February 10, 2022

If you have been shopping for an air conditioner in Sacramento, California, you have likely seen the SEER ratings on different units. This post will examine what the SEER rating means and how it should impact your purchase. Demystifying the SEER Rating The SEER rating is essential to consider when purchasing a new AC unit. It allows you to compare one system to another and see which unit will be more efficient. Unfortunately, the numbers can seem confusing. First, it is good to know what a SEER rating is. Next, you should know

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Understanding the Problems Caused by Leaky Ducts

February 3, 2022

If you’re like most people, your home’s ductwork probably isn’t something that you ever give much thought to. Still, that may be about to change after you learn about all of the potential problems that any leaks in your ductwork could be causing. Any damage to your ducts can result in leaks that allow some of the heated and cooled air from your HVAC system to escape. The same is true if any of your ductwork connections are poorly fitted or if your ducts are simply starting to deteriorate due to age. This may not sound

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Ways to Increase Air Duct Flow

January 11, 2022

To have a comfortable home, you need adequate airflow. If your air ducts aren’t flowing well, your furnace or air conditioner has to work harder than it should, which can lead to early failure and increased energy costs. Here are a few ways to increase airflow through your air ducts and improve the comfort of your home. Clean the Air Ducts One of the simplest ways to improve airflow is to clean your air ducts. Over time, dust and debris can build up in your ductwork, reducing airflow. A professional duct cleaning can remove all the

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Is There an Ideal Temperature for Sleep?

October 13, 2021

If you are not in a comfortable environment, you will not get good sleep. There are a lot of factors that influence your ability to sleep, such as the amount of light in your environment, noise levels, and having a comfortable space to sleep on. What role does temperature play in your ability to have a healthy night’s sleep? How Temperature Affects Your Sleep Few things affect your ability to sleep as much as the temperature of your sleeping quarters. Studies have shown that the ideal temperature for sleep is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can

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Choosing the Most Efficient Heating and Cooling for Your Home

September 30, 2021

Selecting the most efficient heating and cooling system for your home can be challenging. There are many compelling options on the market, and you often have to weigh what is most efficient in regard to the environment with what is most efficient in regard to your budget. If you are building a new home, then your options are only limited to what is germane to your region. On the other hand, if you are choosing a new system for an existing home, then you strongly have to consider how the residence is currently fitted. Making fundamental changes could increase your

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