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

Things to Look for in a New Central Air Conditioning System in Havertown

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The features of central air conditioning systems all have different functions, and with so many options available, it is important to understand each a little better so that you can make an informed decision about things to look for in a new AC system.  If you are thinking of purchasing a new air conditioning system in Havertown, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services. Our friendly staff of HVAC professionals understands all aspects of central AC systems and the features to look for in a new system. We are available to help you make the right choice for your needs.

Here are some of the main central air conditioning features to consider during your air conditioner research:

  • Individualized controls
  • Energy-efficiency ratings
  • Ideal comfort levels
  • Humidity controls
  • Indoor air quality needs


The AC should provide comfort through proper temperature control with the right type of thermostat for your needs. The thermostat can offer settings for varying periods of time throughout the day or week, and they provide zone control for individual areas of the home.  Many have digital displays or even touch-screens.  Programmable and zone control systems are of higher caliber, and they can also include a sleep mode, remote temperature control, and a check filter light which alerts you when the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced or cleaned.

Comfort through Humidity Levels and Indoor Air Quality

A central air conditioner can provide a higher level of indoor air quality through use of an air filtration system, ventilation, and humidity control. Proper moisture control can offer a great deal of comfort because it helps to maintain ideal temperatures within the home, which also helps maintain efficiency levels.

Energy Efficiency with SEER Ratings

The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (or SEER) on every air conditioner will also be a key factor.  If a SEER rating is higher, that means you will be using much less energy to run the AC system, and soon you will be able to make up for that difference in initial cost with your monthly utility bill savings.

Wm. Henderson provides quality air conditioning services in Havertown, Broomall, Springfield, PA, and throughout Delaware County, PA.  Our certified HVAC technicians can install many types of AC systems, and we’ll help you determine which features are the most important to you.

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2012 Carrier President’s Award!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Carrier AC Aware | Broomall | Wm Henderson We are proud to announce that we have received the Carrier Presidents award for 2012. President’s Awards are presented annually to an elite group of Carrier dealers who exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers. Carrier also rewards dealers who are committed to providing excellent customer service and who are dedicated to the Carrier brand. Winners go above and beyond the call of duty in the industry with a dependable, consumer-focused work ethic.

Wm Henderson provides top quality plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and air filtration services in Broomall, Havertown and throughout Delaware County. If you are in the need of Broomall area AC repair, installation, or maintenance services call Wm Henderson today! Check out our coupons for discounts and promotions!

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Air Conditioning Question: Why Are Clean Filters So Important to AC Efficiency?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Professional HVAC technicians are adamant about the importance of keeping AC filters clean and for good reason.

But why? Why are the filters so important? There are three main reasons, all of which affect the efficiency of operation of your Broomall air conditioner.

The most direct effect of a dirty filter is that when it is clogged with debris, air cannot easily pass through. Dust, hair, dirt, lint and pet dander collect on the filter. When not disposed of, over time these particles form a sheet-like layer on the filter, making the passage of air very difficult. Although your air conditioner is working to cool air and circulate it through your home, you do not get to enjoy the effects. A dirty filter degrades the cooling efficiency of the system.

As a result of this debris collection, many of the components have to work harder to try to keep up with cooling demands. Because the cooled air is having so much difficulty being distributed throughout the home, the temperature is not falling as quickly as it ordinarily would. So, the thermostat keeps the air conditioner running for longer than it would otherwise have to. This hurts energy efficiency and takes a toll on the mechanical parts, like the blower motor and fan.

That debris on the dirty filter can also break loose and get lodged in or attached to other components of your AC. When dirt and debris winds up on condenser coils, in motors or clogging up intakes, efficiency can suffer all throughout the system.

A clean filter prevents all these problems, keeps your home cool more efficiently and prolongs the life of your air conditioner. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and/or replacing your air filters. Usually, they should be checked once a month and cleaned or replaced as necessary, plus inspected by a Broomall air conditioning professional annually. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. if you have any questions!

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