Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog

Key Factors When Buying a New Heater

September 19th, 2016

Summer turns to fall this week, and in local towns like Havertown, PA, that means you need to consider the state of your heating system. Now is an excellent time to replace an old heater with a new one, when you still have time to pick out a new unit and have it installed before the weather gets too cold. A trained technician can help find the best heating system for you, but before you start your search, it’s important to keep a few key factors in mind. They will ensure that your new heating system functions at its best and is exactly what you need.

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How to Get Your Heater Ready for the Fall

September 12th, 2016

September marks the start of cooler weather here in Wayne, PA, and while we may have a few more warmish days left to go, fall will be here before you know it. Before it arrives, it’s a good idea for a homeowner to dust off their heating system and help get it ready. That way, you can avoid any nasty surprises later in the season and ensure that your system — whether it be a furnace, a boiler or a more alternative form of heating — is ready to go when you are.

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Install a Humidifier in Your Home Today

September 5th, 2016

Labor Day makes a great point on the calendar to turn your attention away from the needs of summer and towards the needs of winter, which will be here before you know it in Bryn Mawr, PA. Your heating system is usually the primary focus, but there’s more to a comfortable winter home than just warm temperatures. Dry air is a serious problem in the cooler months, and if you’ve found it troublesome in years past, you might want to address it. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to do so, and installing one now, when there’s still plenty of time before cooler weather sets in, makes a great deal of sense.

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Now Is the Time to Plan for AC Upgrades

August 30th, 2016

We’ve entered the last few weeks of summer here in Springfield, PA, and hopefully your air conditioner is still going strong after months of regular use. But even if it is, you’re likely paying much more in monthly cooling bills than you do the rest of the year. With cooler weather on it’s way, this is an excellent time to plan for upgrades to your air conditioner: ways to improve its performance next summer without replacing the whole system.

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AC Problems to Look for Late in the Season

August 29th, 2016

We tend to get more air conditioning repair calls in August and early September than we do any other time of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. Our Havertown, PA summers have been going strong since May, and your air conditioner has had to respond with daily use most of the time. With a few more weeks of hot days still likely, it’s only natural for some models to feel the stress of the season and suffer breakdowns or similar problems. As homeowners, you can help out your own cause by looking for common signs of AC problems and responding accordingly. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary for your system is worth contacting a professional over, but more specifically, you should look for the following issues:

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How to Keep Your Generator Ready to Go

August 22nd, 2016

A generator is a smart purchase for homeowners in Wayne, PA. You never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at you, and with another winter just around the corner, it’s always best to be prepared. But preparation means more than just having the system properly installed. You should schedule a maintenance session once or twice a year from a trained technician, allowing him or her to look for any trouble and ensure that you don’t get any nasty surprises when the time comes to turn on your system.

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Consider Installing a Heat Pump

August 15th, 2016

Late summer is a good time to take stock of your HVAC system here in Bryn Mawr, PA. Summer has been with us for several months now and with at least another month of hot weather expects, older air conditioners will begin to show signs of the strain. It’s also a time to look forward to the winter, and consider whether your heating system may be due for replacement. A heat pump makes a terrific solution in both cases, providing both heating and cooling power in a single package. Here’s how it works.

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Signs of an Air Duct Breach

August 8th, 2016

The air ducts branch out from the centralized air conditioner to the corners of your Springfield, PA home: transporting cool air from your system to every room and cooling the home in a more or less uniform fashion. Ducts are protected from damage most of the time, since they’re located in your walls or your attic. But damage can occur, either from an outside source, problems with repairs elsewhere in your home, or the simple failing of a bolt or screw linking two pieces of duct together. A good air conditioning repair company can seal the breach — either by replacing the faulty bolt, using material like duct mastic or creating a fitted piece to put in place over the hole — but first you need to spot the trouble. The list of symptoms can include, but is not limited to the following:

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Why Size Matters with a New Air Conditioner

August 2nd, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’re probably keeping a close eye on the clock. Our summers are blazing hot here in Havertown, PA, and the longer you limp along with your old system, the more you’re likely to pay in monthly cooling costs (to say nothing about the risks  of a full-bore breakdown). The more you know about what you need, the more quickly you can pinpoint the system that works best for you and schedule an installation to restore cool and comfortable temperatures to your home. First and foremost among the things you should look for is the size or power load of the new system. It’s not as easy an equation as it sounds.

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Signs of Common Plumbing Leaks

August 1st, 2016

As you may have suspected, plumbing leaks remain the biggest reason to call a plumber, and we handle more leak calls each week than any other type of plumbing call. The good news is that gives you an expert on call who can swiftly handle the problem the right way. Unfortunately, you’ll need to spot the signs of a plumbing leak before you can call us in, and while water slowly spreading across your bathroom floor is a good sign, it’s no the only one. Here are some signs of common plumbing leaks that you should watch out for. 

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