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

Always Let a Professional Treat Your Clogged Pipes

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Plumbing clogs and back-ups are pretty common in most homes, and there are plenty of do-it-yourself solutions available to treat such problems. But in point of fact, those solutions rarely do an ideal job, and in many cases simply kick the problem down the road for you to deal with again a few months later. Sometimes, it can actively harm you or your system, especially if you’re dealing with harsh chemical cleansers. Rather than dealing with half-measures, always let a professional treat your clogged pipes. That way, you can be assured of getting the problem dealt with properly, and here in Springfield, PA, you have an option that you can trust on that front. But why, specifically, should a professional plumber treat your clogs?

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3 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Blowing Hot Air

Monday, October 26th, 2015

It’s a disconcerting feeling. You fire up your furnace on a blustery cold Havertown, PA day, only to feel cool air coming out of your vents. Or perhaps the air is warm, but not nearly as warm as you were expecting, leading to higher bills and increased strain on your system. Either way, you need a qualified repair technician to step in and take care of the problem. The good news is that there are qualified companies in the area who can do a fantastic job for you. But it may help you to understand some of the possible reasons why your furnace isn’t blowing hot air. We’ve listed three of them below.

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Now is the Time for an HVAC Maintenance Session

Monday, October 19th, 2015

After a long summer, we’re in the throes of fall here in Havertown and Springfield, PA. That makes an ideal time to schedule an HVAC maintenance session: treating your air conditioner which is getting ready to sit idle for a few months and your heater which will soon be called upon to keep your house warm every day. It can be hard to see the advantages of spending money on maintenance, especially if your system appears to be firing on all cylinders. In truth, however, the benefits of regular maintenance far outweigh the costs. Here’s a few factors to consider.

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Install a Humidifier this Winter

Monday, October 12th, 2015

With the leaves turning here, freezing cold weather won’t be far behind. And with it comes low humidity, dry air and a host of issues that that creates. Low humidity levels are an unfortunate fact of life during the winter, but as a homeowner, you don’t have to let it stay that way. A whole-house humidifier, installed by professional technicians, can be just the thing you need to relieve your discomfort. If you schedule an installation now, you should have it in place before the snows fall, and can take advantage of the benefits throughout the entire winter. Here’s why you should install a humidifier this winter.

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What to Do When Your Water Pipes Burst

Monday, October 5th, 2015

No one likes to think about burst pipes, but with winter on its way here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, the possibility is always there. The best defense is usually a good offensive, and preventative measures like regularly draining your pipes or installing insulation for problem areas. But if the worst occurs and your pipes do burst, you need to know what to do before it all happens. Frozen and burst pipes can be catastrophic, and people often have a tendency to not think during a moment of crisis. If you have a good idea of what to do when your water pipes burst, the more quickly you can act when the moment comes, and the more damage to your home and property you can prevent. Here’s a quick rundown of the smart steps.

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