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

3 Things to Check Before You Call in Heating Repair

Monday, December 28th, 2015

A heating malfunction is nothing to take lightly here in the depths of winter. The temperatures can get chilly indeed in towns like Havertown and Springfield, PA, and when your heater fails to function, you need to get it fixed as quickly as possible. But before incurring a service charge for what may turn out to be a minor issues, it’s best to perform a few basic checks to see if the problem isn’t something that’s much easier to fix. Here are 3 things to check before you call in heating repair.

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What Does an Automatic Shut-Off Valve Do for Me?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

With snows arriving here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and this winter looking colder than ever, you’re going to face your share of plumbing leaks. Frozen pipes and corroded connections have a way of creating leaks and worse this time of year, and the subtle ones may be even more problematic than the ones that send water flowing all over your bathroom floor. Most homes come equipped with a shut-off valve that you should use immediately any time you detect a leak. But you can improve your chances of mitigating the damage by installing an automatic shut-off valve with the assistance of a professional plumber. “What does an automatic shut-off valve do for me?” you ask. Read on for the answers.

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Does Your Chimney Liner Need Replacing?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

With the Christmas season here, households in Havertown and Springfield, PA will be using their fireplace more often than ever. Fireplaces allow for a cozy, comfortable atmosphere on cold winter nights, as well as saving money on your heating bills when you use them. Unfortunately, they can also cause big problems if you’re having issues with your chimney liner: a part of the home that few people think about until trouble arises. Before winter gets too much further along, you should determine whether or not your chimney liner needs replacing.

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Common Misconceptions about Your Heater

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Winter has arrived in Havertown, PA, and most of us have gotten used to operating our heaters every day to keep our homes comfortable. As a result, our monthly heating bills will inevitably go up. But don’t let that blind you to the possibility of spending more than you need to for reliable heat. For example, many homeowners harbor common misconceptions about their heater, which can end up costing you a great deal if you aren’t careful. The more you know about these misconceptions, the better you’ll be able to weather another harsh winter with minimal pressure on your pocketbook.

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Experience Matters in Heating Repair and Installation

Monday, December 7th, 2015

When your heater breaks down, it can have a huge impact on you and your family. Our winters get cold here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and a faulty heater can create health and safety concerns as well as simply causing discomfort. The good news is that there are numerous different companies you can call on to perform repairs. But which one? It can be tricky to decide, but generally speaking, experience matters in heating repair and installation. Here’s a few quick reasons why.

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