Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog

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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Generator Installation Tips This Spring

March 14th, 2017

Spring is here, and with it comes increased thunderstorms and other inclement weather. We have excellent civic electrical grids in the area, but Mother Nature always has the final word. A whole-house generator could be the perfect way to protect your home: providing power to vital appliances like your refrigerator and helping you stay connected to the world until the crisis has passed. Now is an excellent time to get one installed in your home, before the spring goes too much farther. Before you do, however, here’s a quick list of tips to help the process go smoothly.

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Indoor Air Quality Products to Help Your Home

March 13th, 2017


Most homeowners rightfully think of their heating and air conditioning systems as a way of keeping comfortable throughout the year. Your HVAC system is a vital part of your household and regulating the temperature is a matter of health and safety as well as comfort. But it’s not the only factor that goes into your home’s comfort levels.

Indoor air quality plays a huge role too, whether it’s the humidity levels, the amount of dust in the air or the presence of germs and other bacteria. With the weather warming and our heating systems slowly being turned off until next year, now is a terrific time to evaluate your HVAC system and see if the inclusion of an indoor air quality product is worthwhile.

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Make Your Home Safe from Allergens

February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meSpring will be here in a few short weeks, and with warming temperatures come a host of pollen, dander, and other allergens in the air. This time of year can be very difficult for people suffering from allergies, and unfortunately, there’s little to be done about blooming flowers or similar contaminants. They come every year with the season.

The good news is that there are a host of products that can help clean your indoor air, making your home more comfortable and safer from allergens. If you think you might need some extra protection this spring, it would pay well to look into them.

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

February 14th, 2017

Indoor air quality is important all year round, but it becomes especially important in the winter. Dry air breeds lots of dust and dirt, as well as encouraging the spread of colds and flu bugs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your family healthy and happy by improving the quality of your indoor air.

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Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Stop You

February 13th, 2017

Plumbing_dreamstime_xl_31355666-meWinter contains its share of hazards for your home, and your plumbing system ranks among the more vulnerable systems when the temperatures drop. Frozen pipes, in particular, are a serious problem this time of year, and we receive numerous calls to treat them — or repair the damage they cause — every season.

We believe in providing prompt repair service, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. By knowing how to stop frozen pipes, you can save yourself a great deal of time and effort.

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How Does Ultraviolet Light Make Your Household Healthier?

January 30th, 2017

With winter here in Bryn Mawr, PA, you’ve likely had to deal with a round or two of winter colds by now. No one likes to get sick and when the snows fall, it can feel like it’s happening to your home every week. Luckily, you can do more to stop it than just stock up on chicken soup and make sure everyone’s dressed warmly. Ultraviolet lights can make a potent weapon in your fight against winter illness. You just need a trained HVAC professional to lend a hand.

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