Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for April, 2015

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 27th, 2015

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to take a hard look at your air conditioner. If it hasn’t had maintenance done on it yet this year, you should schedule some. If it needs repair, it should be fixed before the days heat up. Finally, if it needs to be replaced, it should be as soon as possible. You don’t want your old air conditioner breaking down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, after all. How can you tell if your air conditioner needs replacing, though? Just have a look at the signs below.

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Signs That You Need Sewer Repair

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Your sewer line is designed to be as quiet and unobtrusive as possible, funneling waste out of your home so you don’t have to deal with it. That can make things difficult when your sewer line malfunctions, as you may not be able to recognize the signs. Though sewer problems tend to be rare, they can have some pretty nasty effects when they do happen. Read on to find out more about how to tell when your sewer line malfunctions.

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3 Air Purifiers that can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The air quality inside the average home is not nearly as good as many homeowners believe it to be. Inside the air you breathe are millions of microscopic contaminants, including dust, pollen, mites, dander, germs, and mold spores. Some provoke allergy attacks, while others can infect and sicken people.  Though you may not realize it, you are constantly being exposed to these contaminants while in your home. So what can you do to improve your indoor air quality? The best solution is to install an air purifier. Read on for a brief outline of 3 of the more popular air purifiers.

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When Is It Time to Call for Air Conditioning Repair?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When your air conditioner develops a problem, acting quickly to get it fixed is key. HVAC problems tend to be progressive. When one part starts to break down, it often affects the entire system. If left alone, the problem may cause the entire system to break down. So the sooner you catch a problem with your air conditioning system, the more damage you’ll be able to prevent. How can you tell when your air conditioning system has a problem, though? There are couple of common indicators that your air conditioner is having trouble. Read on to find out what they are.

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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems that You need to Watch for

Monday, April 6th, 2015

As we move into spring and the weather starts to warm, it is important that you start paying attention to the health of your air conditioner. The last thing you want to happen is have the system break down during a hot day. So, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it and call for professional repair whenever you notice a problem. Read on to learn about 3 of the more common air conditioning problems that you need to watch out for.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil is the part responsible for evaporating refrigerant to siphon heat from the air. Without the evaporator coil, the air conditioner wouldn’t actually be able to cool your home. As the evaporator coil evaporates refrigerant, condensation forms on it and flows out of the system through a drain pipe. If the evaporator coil gets too dusty, though, or a leak lowers the refrigerant level, it can cause the temperature around the coil to drop too low. This causes the condensation to freeze on the coil, forming ice that blocks its access to the heat in the air. If you notice ice forming on your air conditioner coil, turn it off and call us to schedule an appointment.

Refrigerant Leaks

The air conditioner cools your home by cycling refrigerant through the system. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will slowly drain refrigerant from the air conditioner until it can no longer operate. If you notice liquid dripping or pooling around your air conditioner, call us immediately. Another common sign is a gurgling sound when the system is turned on.


When your air conditioner keeps cycling on and off every few minutes, that’s called “short-cycling.” This is often caused by a malfunctioning compressor, which is the part responsible for circulating refrigerant through the system. If the compressor starts malfunctioning, it can cause pressure irregularities that throw off the rhythm of the system. This is an extremely damaging behavior if allowed to continue for an extended period of time, so be sure to turn off your system and call a professional if you notice it happening.

If your air conditioner is having issues, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. We provide air conditioning services throughout Havertown and Springfield, PA. 

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