Air Conditioning Articles

Be an Informed Consumer by Learning Air Conditioning Lingo

August 19, 2020
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The air conditioning system in your Salem home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

July 15, 2020
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At Gagle’s Heating, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception.

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Single-Stage and Variable-Speed Air Conditioners

June 15, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Oregon home.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 8, 2019
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In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Salem home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. However,…

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Ductless Mini-Splits—for Comfortable and Healthy Living

July 29, 2019

Chances are, you probably want your home to be a safe-and-cozy environment. Ductless systems address both of these needs. By installing one, you’ll drastically improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as keeping your home the perfect temperature. Brought to you by our team at Gagle’s Heating, here are some of the reasons millions…

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3 Telltale Signs You Need a New AC

July 3, 2019
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Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up. Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Salem can be a…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

May 30, 2019
Woman suffers from heat while working in the office and tries to cool off by the fan.

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Salem. We want to keep you cool at Gagle’s Heating, so here are a few simple things that you can check…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 16, 2019
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Gagle’s Heating, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run…

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Get Your Spring AC Maintenance Inspection

March 22, 2019
Technician Explaining AC Maintenance To Customer

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Gagle’s Heating, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need…

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Top 5 Air Conditioner Purchase Mistakes

July 23, 2018
Salem

1. Buying The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit does not necessarily mean more cooling power. Each air conditioner is designed for certain sized spaces, different cooling needs, household age, and so on. A unit that is too large or…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

July 5, 2018
short cycling

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

June 15, 2018
indoor allergies

Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the difference between your air conditioner helping with those allergies and it aggravating them. Gagles…

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What Does SEER Mean?

June 14, 2018
air conditioner

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’r likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

May 30, 2018
AC Unit in Oregon

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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Air Conditioner Components

May 15, 2018
air conditioning components

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Gagles Heating, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Salem Oregon, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just cool,…

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

August 14, 2017
Programmable Thermostats in Salem Oregon

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat––it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

July 24, 2017
AC Short Cycling in Oregon

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems and Tips

July 11, 2017
Air conditioning problems in Salem OR

In the summer in the hot Oregon weather, we can run our air conditioning units pretty much around the clock. You should always perform regular inspections of your unit and get it cleaned and checked seasonally to ensure top efficiency. Beyond that here are a few common problems as well as tips for how to…

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The Importance of AC Maintenance in Your Oregon Home

June 13, 2017
Air Conditioning Maintenance in Salem Oregon

When the temperatures in Oregon heading to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your air conditioner will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and…

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