Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2012

Maintaining Your Air Conditioning Filters

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

One of the best ways to uphold your air conditioning unit and to keep it working at peak efficiency is to maintain the filter. This simple step is crucial, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Making sure the air filter is kept in good condition keeps the air inside your home clean and keeps your air conditioning unit operating at peak efficiency.

It is critical to routinely maintain an air conditioning unit’s filter in order to ensure that it functions efficiently at all times. Clogged and dirty filters block the air conditioner’s air flow, which means that air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. This may raise your air conditioner’s energy consumption by as much as 15 percent.

Every home is different, so the life of each air filter will vary. If you are constantly running your air conditioner, are subjecting your home to very dusty conditions, or have furry pets in your home, you may need to change or clean your air filter as frequently as every one to two months. In other homes, you may only need to change your filter every six months.

It may seem strange, but the better your air conditioner filter is, the more often you will have to clean or replace it. This is because if your filter is doing its job well, it will accumulate dust and dirt. A traditional pleated air filter will simply need to be replaced once it accumulates grime. However, other types of filters, such as electronic and HEPA filters, can be cleaned.

The collector cells of an electronic filter must be removed and cleaned using a special HVAC cleanser. HEPA filters, because of their effectiveness, can become clogged very quickly and should be checked monthly. For both electronic and HEPA filters, it is best to enlist the help of a professional service technician to make sure that your filter is being cleaned properly and thoroughly, therefore ensuring the effectiveness of your air conditioning unit. Wm. Henderson Heating and Cooling has been helping people keep their air systems functioning at top efficiency for over 35 years. Call us today to get started.

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Is Your Bathroom In Need of an Upgrade?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

One of the easiest ways to instantly add value to your home is with a bathroom upgrade. In fact, if you are considering renovating your bathroom, you can keep in mind that the average homeowner recuperates as much as 85% of the cost of a bathroom remodel once the home is sold. Or, if you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, you may wish to consider a bathroom upgrade for your own enjoyment. After all, since a bathroom is a room that you use every day, it should be clean, modern, and most of all, efficient and comfortable.

The most effective way to upgrade your bathroom is to replace the main focal points, beginning with your sink, flooring, toilet, and bathtub and/or shower. Whether you are aiming for a traditional or contemporary design, you can find fixtures to suit your tastes. Since these fixtures are at the center of your bathroom and are highly functional necessities, it pays to invest in designs which you love.

If you want to make your bathroom appear larger, you may wish to consider a sleek porcelain pedestal sink, or a very modern and stylish cut-glass vessel sink. However, if more storage room is your goal, you may wish to consider a sink that includes storage space, such as cabinetry, and built-in shelving. For a luxurious appearance, consider a sink basin and countertop in granite, marble or quartz. If you wish to create an eco-friendly bathroom retreat, choose a sink and floor tiles made of recycled glass, and cabinetry made of sturdy and sustainable bamboo.

Once you have decided on the look and functionality you desire, the hard part is finished! You can rely on the professionals at Wm Henderson to complete your bathroom remodeling project with the greatest attention to detail, from planning to design and installation. We’ll fix the leaks and weak water pressure that you’re tired of living with, and leave you with a gorgeous upgraded bathroom that you’ll love. We’ll even guarantee our work for one full year.

If you’re considering a bathroom upgrade, contact us at Wm Henderson today. We’ll make the process easy, and you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful and functional new bathroom for your home.

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