Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog

Get Your Air Conditioner Maintained This Summer

June 27th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance isn’t the same as a repair call. Repair calls are intended to address a specific problem, such as a broken fan motor or a clog in the ducts. Maintenance calls, on the other hand, act as more of a general tune-up. It addresses lots of little issues: loose bolts, clogged filters, a lack of lubricant on moving parts, and countless other little details that need addressing for the system to work at its best. It also gives the technician a chance to examine your system for signs of larger trouble, and schedule a repair secession to treat it before it gets out of hand. If you haven’t scheduled a session so far this year, now may be the perfect time to do so: allowing you to enjoy the benefits all summer long.

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What Is Trenchless Pipe Replacement?

June 20th, 2016

A number of key components in your household plumbing are usually buried underground: notably the water main, which bring potable water into your home, and the sewer line, which takes wastewater out. Summer is typically the time to address problems with those pipes, since the ground isn’t frozen the way it is with our Springfield, PA  winters.

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Consider Upgrading Your Thermostat

June 13th, 2016

Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and if you’ve had yours for ten years or more, congratulations on getting so much use out of your investment. But the one drawback to such longevity is that you may have missed some exciting advances in the field. Thermostats not offer so much more than they did just a few short years ago, and considering how hot our summers get here in Havertown, PA, now is the perfect time to take advantage of those new features. Here’s a few of them listed to give you an idea of what you can get when you upgrade your thermostat.

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When Do You Need Emergency Plumbing?

June 7th, 2016

Not every plumbing call is an emergency. Indeed, depending upon the circumstances, it can sometimes wait a few days until you have time in your schedule and can call in a plumber when it’s convenient to you. But plumbing doesn’t always follow strict timetables, and as nice as it might be to schedule repairs at your convenience, sometime an emergency call is necessary. We happily provide emergency services for homeowners in need, but before you incur the added expense, you should consider when an emergency call is necessary. Here’s a few guidelines

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3 Considerations When Buying a New Air Conditioner

June 6th, 2016

Here in Bryn Mawr, PA, residents have already experienced some of the heat and humidity in store for us this summer, and it’s only going to get worse. If you’re thinking about installing a new air conditioner, now is the time to do it, before the temperatures get even worse. That way, you can enjoy the benefits that a new system provides all summer, without having to worry about your new system either breaking down or costing you an arm and a leg in inefficient service. A good technician can help you find the right system for your home and install it with pride. But before you start, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when searching for a quality air conditioning system. We’ve laid out three of the most important below.

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Don’t Scrape Off That Frost on Your Air Conditioner!

May 30th, 2016

Our air conditioners are going to be seeing a lot of use in the next few months here in Springfield, PA as temperatures continue to climb ever higher. You may have noticed an unusual phenomenon in your system: frost or ice forming on the coils. Most people either dismiss it — after all, isn’t your air conditioner supposed to be cold? — or try to scrape it ff themselves. Both can be costly mistakes. Frost forming on your coils is the sign of a serious problem, one that you need a trained repair technician to properly address.

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Why Is High Humidity Such a Problem?

May 23rd, 2016

Heat and humidity go hand in hand here in Havertown, PA and sometimes it can be difficult parsing one from the other. But in fact, they’re two different issues and while they often feed into each other, their solutions are often quite distinct. When summer comes, you need to be able to handle both of them adroitly, and the more you understand about how high humidity affects your body, the better your decisions on this front will be. Here’s a quick breakdown  of why high humidity is such a problem?

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Beware of Air Conditioning Myths

May 16th, 2016

High temperatures are here in Springfield, PA and with summer right around the corner, you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often. That means your air conditioning bills will be going up and you want your system to function as effectively as possible in order to keep your home comfortable without going broke. There are a number of air conditioning myths that people accept as truth: plausible, and logical, but wrong all the same. They can cost you a great deal in lost energy, and by making adjustments to avoid them, you can save yourself a great deal of money.

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Don’t Throw These Foods Down the Garbage Disposal

May 10th, 2016

We use our garbage disposals every day, and it’s one of those appliances that most of us take for granted. It does its job without complaint and the only time we seem to notice is when something goes wrong. More often than not, however, what goes wrong is people inadvertently putting food down the garbage disposal that they shouldn’t. The wrong kind of food will clog the pipes, damage the gears and in the worst cases can even force you to replace your disposal. The good news is that there’s a plumbing service here in Wayne, PA that can correct the problem. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Before you pour anything you shouldn’t down the drain, take a close look at this list of common foods and make sure you get rid of them in some other way.

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What is a SEER Rating?

May 9th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, now is the time to act. High temperatures and mugginess have already arrived here in Wynnewood, PA, and the longer you delay in making a replacement, the greater the chances of trouble when the heat really hits. If you’re considering your options with a new air conditioner, make sure you look very carefully at the SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a measure of how efficient your new air conditioner is and—along with the power output—is the most important thing about it. Here’s why.

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