Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning FAQs

  1. How Much Should an Air Conditioning Repair Cost?
  2. How is a Hole in an Air Duct Repaired?
  3. Who Do You Call to Repair a Hot Water Heater?
  4. How Often Should Air Conditioning Units Be Serviced?
  5. What Is An Air Conditioning Service?
  6. What Does HVAC Mean?
  7. How Long Do HVAC Systems Last?

How Much Should an Air Conditioning Repair Cost?

The cost of repairing your air conditioner can vary greatly. Some issues may be relatively inexpensive (less than $200), such as dealing with a clogged air filter or drain. Other more complex issues such as a fan motor or compressor can be more expensive, and you’ll want to be prepared to expect between $500-1200 on average for more costly issues. Many factors including the expense of the part needed, the time it will take to handle the repair, equipment needed, and whether or not the service is an emergency request are factored into pricing. The good part is that we’re always honest and open about our pricing, and are happy to answer any questions you may have. We also provide cost estimates for service, and keep our prices as low as possible!

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How is a Hole in an Air Duct Repaired?

Have you noticed certain areas of your home that seem to stay too cold or warm no matter what? Perhaps you’ve noticed a vent that doesn’t quite have the same airflow that other vents do. These are common signs that your air duct has a leak or damage, and should be repaired to maintain efficiency and comfort in your home. Repairing a hole or damage in an air duct involves locating the source of the leak, and sealing the hole using special sealant or tape designed for ductwork. You’ll want an experienced technician handling this job for best results.

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Who Do You Call to Repair a Hot Water Heater?

You’re having trouble with your water heater, but aren’t sure who to call. Is it a technician, a plumber, or an electrician? After all, water heaters have elements of water, heating, as well as electricity. It depends on the type of problem you’re facing, of course, but in general, an experienced and licensed plumber is going to be the right choice for a water heater service. Some technicians may be able to handle certain water heater services if they have the necessary training, and in some cases an electrician may be required to handle issues involving your circuit breaker or wiring. Our plumbers will be more than happy and capable to diagnose your water heater and determine the proper course of action.

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How Often Should Air Conditioning Units Be Serviced?

According to our expert team, scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner once a year is recommended for best results. Most manufacturers require annual maintenance to maintain your system warranty as well! We highly recommend scheduling your tune-up before the summer. This gives our technicians a chance to clean, calibrate, and test your system for performance and efficiency before you’ll need it to cool your home. We’ll also be able to find any lurking issues that you might want to address before they turn into a more costly repair issue.

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What Is An Air Conditioning Service?

An air conditioning service is any service performed by a licensed technician involving the repair, replacement, installation, or maintenance of an air conditioning system. This can be for central cooling as well as ductless options. Our team specializes in all types of air conditioning services, and can help you determine what service is the right choice for you and your home.

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What Does HVAC Mean?

Ever wondered why you see the acronym “HVAC” all the time? HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In other words, the systems that keep your indoor air safe and at the right temperatures! HVAC systems are found in pretty much every modern building and structure to keep indoor environments safe and comfortable for those inside.

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How Long Do HVAC Systems Last?

Most furnaces last around 15-20 years. Air conditioning systems generally have a lifespan of 10-15 years, and heat pumps can last upwards of 15-20 years. The best way to ensure you get the longest possible lifespan for your HVAC system is to ensure it’s properly sized and professionally installed, and that you have it regularly maintained and serviced by a licensed and experienced technician on an ongoing basis.