Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2016

What is the Benefit of a Whole-House Humidifier?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A whole-house humidifier is actually a fairly simple device: just a wick that soaks up water from a reservoir and a fan that blows across it to add moisture vapor to the air circulating through your heating and air conditioning systems. But here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, that can make a huge difference not only in your household comfort levels, but in your heating system as a whole. In order to understand the benefits of a whole-house humidifier, it’s important to understand the meteorological principles behind it.

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Benefits of Ductless Heating

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Most of us here in Havertown and Springfield, PA are familiar with centralized forced air furnaces and boilers which heat our homes during the cold months of winter. But if you’re looking for an alternative, you might want to consider a ductless mini-split system, which abandons the centralized model in favor of a series of smaller heating units placed in separate rooms or sections of your home. Each unit can be operated independently of the others, and usually comes with its own thermostat and control panel. A ductless mini-split system isn’t for every household – smaller homes likely don’t need it, and if your existing centralized system is working fine then there’s no reason to change – but larger homes with a lot of rooms and homes that can’t easily accommodate a ducted system could benefit greatly from it. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few benefits.

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Improve Your Quality of Life with a Water Treatment System

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Our various civic water systems are pretty good here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, but they’re not perfect, and if you’re looking to improve the quality of the water in your home, you can make steps to remedy it. Hard water, in particular can be a problem in this area, and while it’s not harmful, it can leave your drinking water with a harsh unpleasant taste as well as creating that crusty white build-up on your faucet. A quality water treatment system can improve your quality of life, as well as correcting these problems in your home plumbing system. Here’s a few specifics.

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Simple Ways to Cut Down on Dust in Your Home

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Cold air means dry air, and with winter finally here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, we’re going to see a lot of it. That means an increase in dust and other contaminants in the air, which can have a detrimental effect on your household. This is especially true if you have someone suffering from asthma or a similar condition in your household. You can improve indoor air quality by installing indoor air quality products in your home such as electronic air cleaners. But there’s also some basic steps you can take to cut down on dust in your home, which can make a big difference if you apply them regularly.

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The Benefits of Modular Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Homes here in Havertown and Springfield, PA typically have a centralized heating and air conditioning system, with one main unit generating hot (or cool) air for distribution throughout the home. (There are some exceptions, such as ductless mini-spilt systems, but they’re less common.) Commercial HVAC systems, on the other hand, use a centralized format far less often. Instead, they use modular systems, involving a series of multiple units – usually placed on the roof to save space – performing heating and cooling duties. It seems like an odd dichotomy, since they’re performing the same function, but in truth it makes a lot of sense. Commercial and business spaces have different needs than residential spaces, and a modular system just works better on the whole. Here’s why.

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