Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog

How to Choose Whether to Repair or Replace a Malfunctioning AC

June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-replaceNow is a terrible time to experience trouble with your air conditioner, with the weather already warm and growing warmer by the day. If you experience a breakdown from your AC, you should call a repair service immediately, but the good news is there are quality technicians who can address the issue quickly. Unfortunately, if you have an older air conditioner, the question of whether you should repair the unit or replace it with a new one needs to be answered too.

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner’s SEER Rating So Important?

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-seer-ratingIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there are a number of factors you need to keep in mind. First and most importantly is the power output levels of the new system, which need to match the specifics of your home precisely, and should be neither overpowered (which causes short cycling) nor under-powered (which won’t cool the home adequately). Once that’s been decided, however, the next step is to carefully examine the system’s SEER rating and look for the highest one within your price range. What is it and why is it so important? Read on for the answers.

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Water Heaters Benefit from Regular Maintenance

June 5th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters are an integral part of most households, and we’re all accustomed to seeing those tall cylindrical tanks in the basement or in another corner of our homes. Conventional tank water heaters do their jobs very effectively and don’t make a lot of noise while they work, which means it very easy to take them for granted.

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UV Air Purifiers Help Stop Spring Allergies

May 22nd, 2017

UV-air-purifierEvery spring, the air is filled with allergens of all varieties, as well as mold and bacteria spores that can make your life miserable. Allergens and germs can also cause problems for newborns and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to colds and illnesses. You can’t keep your home safe from them by closing the doors or windows, but there are methods you can use to stop those microscopic intruders cold.

We recommend the installation of UV air purifiers in any home worried about biological contaminants like germs and mold spores, as well as cutting down on allergens. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? Read on for the answers.

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Help Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

May 9th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners are expensive investments in your home and they should be treated as such. With proper care and attention, they can last a good long time, and save you money with improved efficiency and lower bills in the process. Every air conditioner comes with a warranty, typically lasting around 8-12 years. Ideally, your system will last for many years beyond that, and while nothing is guaranteed, you can take a number of steps to make the process easier.

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3 Common Air Conditioner Problems

May 8th, 2017

AC-condenser-wrenchWith spring here, now is a very good time to check your air conditioner for any problems. Because you’ll likely have cause to run your air conditioner during the spring, you’ll want to try and spot potential problems without the urgency that comes with the hot months of summer in a few weeks. You will have plenty of time to schedule repairs before summer hits.

Anything that doesn’t match the air conditioner’s normal functioning should be cause for concern, and you should always call a licensed professional rather than trying to diagnose an issue yourself. However, there are some signs prevalent in a number of common problems that you can use to pick up trouble. Three of the most common are listed below.

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How to Cut Down on High Summer Cooling Bills

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-efficiencySummer in Pennsylvania means high temperatures, which requires a reliable air conditioning system to properly fight. To a certain extent, you won’t be able to escape paying higher air conditioning bills in the summer simply because you’re using your air conditioner more often than you are in the spring or the fall. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than necessary, and with a few simple aids, you can cut down on those high summer cooling bills without skimping on the comfortable temperatures your home needs this summer.

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William Henderson: Celebrating 40 Years

April 11th, 2017

In 1977, our founder William Henderson started a new company, armed with nothing but a dream and a guiding principle: provide high quality plumbing, heating, and cooling service without charging an arm and a leg for it. We built upwards from that dream one customer at a time, and our business expanded along with it. Our clients saw our dedication to doing the job right and kept coming back. Step by step and client by client, our little company started enjoying some very big successes.

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Is a Heat Pump Right for Your Home?

April 10th, 2017

Heat PumpHeating and cooling systems are vitally important in our neck of the woods, with freezing cold winters and hot, muggy summers to contend with for a good 80% of the year. Most of us rely on centralized, forced-air furnaces and air conditioners to keep our homes comfortable, but they’re not the only systems out there. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system this spring, you might want to look into the options available. Heat pumps, in particular, make an excellent way to combine heating and air conditioning into one system and provide you with some tangible benefits in the process.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

March 27th, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes warmer temperatures and an increased need for your air conditioning system. Now is the perfect time to give it a look and make sure it’s running the way you need it to. With the weather still relatively cool, you have time to schedule an inspection and deal with any repairs well before the weather gets too hot. By ensuring that your air conditioner is ready for summer now, you can rest easy once the first heat wave hits, knowing that your system has been properly prepared.

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