How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 15, 2021

Many homeowners are increasingly opting for a ductless mini-split system. It offers more convenience and energy savings and requires less maintenance than conventional HVAC units. Here is an outline of how the ductless mini-split system works and why you may want to install it in your home. How Ductless Mini-Split Systems Work A ductless mini-split system draws air from the interior to the outdoor compressor unit. Through a series of tubing, the air is moved to the condenser unit, which contains a refrigerant. The air circulates through the refrigerant until it loses heat.

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 15, 2021

The comfortability of your home largely depends on the condition of your HVAC system. The majority of homeowners put off the idea of having their HVAC systems routinely checked, sometimes due to lack of information, while others pass it over knowingly. Just as your car, your HVAC system requires routine maintenance checks. A properly-maintained HVAC system is more efficient and will consume less fuel, saving you a lot of money on your monthly utility bills. Additionally, preventative HVAC maintenance will extend your system’s lifespan and minimize the possibility of regular breakdowns that result in costly repairs or

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How often should you clean your air ducts?

January 22, 2021

In recent years, many homeowners have embraced the use of an HVAC system. This is because of their many benefits in providing desirable atmospheric conditions. Nevertheless, these benefits may come with an increase in expenses due to breakages, leakages, and constant system upgrades. However, you can enjoy these services for a long time with proper maintenance. You only need to understand the HVAC system components and how to take good care of them. What Are the Functions of HVAC Air Ducts? Your HVAC System consists of indoor and outdoor units. Air ducts are part of a

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What is NATE Certification?

January 10, 2021

When comparing various HVAC companies, you may notice that the websites of these companies often have a logo that says “NATE” on it. You may wonder what this stands for and why companies choose to feature this logo on their website. Ultimately, the bottom line is that if you’re going to have any work done on your HVAC system in your Sacramento home, you need to use a company that uses this logo and can verify that they’ve earned it. To further explain what NATE means, check out this guide from Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. What Does NATE Stand For?

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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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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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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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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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