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

Heating Tips for Fall

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

We’ve officially entered fall and it won’t be long before your heating system will be in use every day to keep your home cozy and warm against the cold temperatures outside in our Havertown and Springfield, PA weather. Now is the time to prepare your heater for the cold weather, utilizing a few tips and tricks to help keep it running as it should. You probably already know some good methods to keep your heating bills down, such as wearing warm clothes and setting the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you’re accustomed to. If you’d like to take some more substantial tips this fall, we have a few we’d like to share with you.

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Signs That Your Water Heat is Experiencing Problems

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We rarely worry too much about our water heaters until they experience problems. They’re designed to sit unobtrusively in a basement or garage, quietly doing their jobs without much fuss. But that job is extremely important – especially in areas with cold winters like Pennsylvania – and when your water heater experiences issues, you need to get them treated quickly lest you find yourself without hot water on a cold winter’s day. Ideally, you should plan for regular maintenance sessions to help stop these issues, but in general, the sooner you spot them, the better.

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Now Is the Time to Replace Your Chimney Liner

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We’ve officially entered fall, which means that cool weather is on its way and residents of Havertown and Springfield, PA will start putting their fireplaces to use again. That also means planning for some maintenance on your fireplace in the next few weeks, including the chimney liner. The more attention you can give it now, when temperatures are still relatively warm, the fewer problems you may run into when you really need your fireplace to function. Here’s a brief breakdown of the kinds of problems chimney liners can experience, and when you need to look at relining.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Winter

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We still have some hot days ahead of us here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, but with Labor Day over, the time has come to get ready for the fall heating season. That means shutting off your air conditioner until the spring in the next few weeks, but there’s more to getting your air conditioner ready for the winter than simply turning a switch on your wall. With proper preparation, you can ensure that the inclement weather doesn’t affect your system, and that it will be ready to go without trouble when you need it again next spring. Here’s a simple two-stage process to get your air conditioner ready for winter.

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Late Summer Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We’ve entered the final few weeks of summer, and here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, our air conditioning systems have been taxed to the limits to keep our homes and businesses cool. If you’ve kept your system well-maintained, it shouldn’t have any problems, but this is the most likely time of the year for trouble to develop, and when it does, you need to be able to spot the signs. Late summer problems with your air conditioner can be addressed effectively, but the sooner you can call in a technician, the better. Here’s a list of some of the more common issues.

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What do SEER Ratings Mean for my Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner you may have noticed a specific figure called a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a way of measuring how efficient your air conditioner is. It can have huge implications for your system’s power consumption and by extension how much you pay for quality air conditioning in your home. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, we’re in the tail end of cooling season, which means you may be considering replacing your system with a new one. SEER ratings can have a huge impact on how your system performs.

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