Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog

HVAC System Installation Requires Proper Sizing

August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-sizingA new heating and air conditioning system can be very exciting: giving your home cool air in the summer and heated air in the winter far more efficiently that a system on its last legs. In fact, homeowners often schedule new HVAC system installation in the summer when their old air conditioner finally gives up the ghost. That can lead to a lot of scrambling, since you want a new system up as quickly as possible before our summer heat turns your home into an oven.

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Water Treatment Systems Solve Serious Plumbing Issues

August 1st, 2017

water-filtration-systemsPeople tend to think of plumbing problems in terms of clogs or leaks, which rank among the most common issues with most household plumbing systems. But plumbing problems can also extend to the water itself, and while civic systems usually do a fantastic job of keeping our water clean and potable, no system is perfect. If your home suffers from a recurring problem with its water, a water treatment system can usually solve it quite nicely. It improves the quality of life and prevents you from having to waste money on expensive store-bought water.

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The Dangers of Short Cycling

July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditionerWith summer here in full force, you’re probably getting accustomed to hearing your air conditioner run for many long hours. (That’s why it’s in your home after all: to keep cool when the temperatures outside are hot.) When problems arise with your air conditioner, you can often detect them simply by listening for the noises your system makes, or paying attention to the way it functions.

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Zone Control Systems Cut Down on Summer Cooling Costs

July 17th, 2017

home-energy-efficiencySummers tend to hit us like a ton of bricks, with high temperatures and higher humidity making our lives miserable for months on end. A reliable air conditioner is your best friend in such circumstances, making your home cool and comfortable no matter how high the mercury climbs. This can be more than a matter of comfort during the hottest days. It’s often a matter of health as well, since even a few hours without air conditioning can turn your home into an oven.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

July 5th, 2017

sewer-line-plumbingThe sewer line is the main line removing wastewater from the plumbing in your home and moving it to the civic sewer system. Sewer lines are usually buried under the ground in your yard, which keeps them safe from damage and wear from the weather. Unfortunately, when trouble arises, it requires the services of a professional plumber. We carry the most up-to-date equipment and use professional methods to access the sewer line, allowing us to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address other problems without needing to excavate the pipe.

That, of course, means that you have spotted the signs of trouble with your sewer line and have the wherewithal to call in help. Homeowners should never attempt to formally diagnose a problem with their sewer line. However, they can spot the commons signs of a problem. When that happens, turn it’s time to call in a repair service as soon as possible.

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Does Your Home Need a Ductless AC?

July 3rd, 2017

ductless-unit-wallDuctless air conditioners present a viable alternative to traditional centralized air conditioners. Centralized systems cool the air in a single location, then blow it through the home via a system of ducts. Ductless systems instead place multiple units in your home each charged with cooling a single room or section. It’s not for every home, but for the right kind of home, it can make a huge difference.

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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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