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

Home Improvements to Stop Winter Colds

Monday, November 30th, 2015

With the weather turning chilly here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, you’re likely bracing for the annual waves of winter colds to hit, as well as taking steps to keep your family healthy. Our household HVAC system can play a surprisingly large role in that. Indoor air quality upgrades and similar installations can help cut down on winter colds, stopping germs and viruses in their tracks and helping you and your family lead happier, healthier lives. Here’s a brief list of options you may want to consider.

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Prevent Clogged Kitchen Pipes This Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Thanksgiving is here this week, and Christmas is just around the corner. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, that means a lot of work in the kitchen, which can mean unexpected clogs and other problems with food tossed down your drain. A good garbage disposal can help you out, and plumbing services are available on short call to unclog your stuck pipes, but that’s the last thing you want to deal with when turkey is in the oven and relatives are on their way. You can prevent clogged kitchen pipes this holiday season by using a few key tips.

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Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Start

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Temperatures are dropping every day here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and that means winter will be on its way soon. And among the biggest dangers to your home in the winter is the possibility of frozen pipes. Water expands when it freezes, which puts a huge amount of strain on the sides of your pipes. If they burst, you could find yourself with a huge – and expensive – mess on your hands. Our trained plumbers are standing by to deal with burst pipes, but we believe that preventing the problem is much better than fixing it. You can stop frozen pipes before they start by applying a few judicious techniques.

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UV Germicidal Lights Keep You Healthy This Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

When the temperatures start dropping here in Springfield, PA, you can rest assured that colds and flu bugs won’t be far behind. We tend to button up our homes for the winter in order to keep the heat from escaping. It’s a wise policy for saving energy, but it means that the air in your house can easily stagnate, and when germs of flu bugs come in, they can easily circulate to infect every member of your household. This is of especial concern if you have a newborn in the house, or if your family includes elderly members with compromised immune systems.

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Is Your Furnace Short Cycling?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

With autumn upon us in Havertown and Springfield, PA, now is the time to take a good hard look at your heating system and address any lingering issues before the winter snows start to fall. Short cycling ranks among the more common problems with furnaces that have seen a lot of use, and if it’s not addressed it can cost you a great deal in unnecessary repairs and high energy bills. It’s fairly easy to tell if your furnace is short cycling: it will turn on and off rapidly throughout the day, often before it has a chance to adequately heat your home. But what causes it, and why is it such a problem? Read on for the answers.

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3 Reasons to Install a Pressure Regulation Valve

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A pressure regulation valve is installed in your home here in Havertown and Springfield, PA by a qualified professional, and as its name states, it regulates the water pressure in your home. Most pipes can comfortably support water pressure of about 80 psi (pounds per square inch), and can go brief periods where the pressure is much higher. But if the psi is 100-150 or even more for extended lengths of time, there could be some serious plumbing problems, problems a pressure regulation valve can spare your house from. Here are 3 reasons to install one that you should consider.

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