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

How Humidity can Damage Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Bryan Mawr, PA gets pretty hot in the summer, but just as bad as the heat is the humidity, which can make the entire area feel like a pressure cooker. Your air conditioner needs to be up to the task, because it must often content with high humidity as much as high temperatures. Sadly, it wasn’t set up to deal with humidity, just high temperatures, and while it can do the job, you’ll be putting it under  a great deal of strain and stress. How, specifically? There are several ways.

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How to Drain Your Water Heater

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Your water heater does its job silently and effectively, but because it’s usually tucked away in the basement or garage of your Springfield, PA home, it can be hard to spot the signs of approaching trouble. Unfortunately, that often turns little problems into big repair jobs and can sometimes necessitate the replacement of the whole unit. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way and we urge our customers to set up an annual service call to keep your water heater running the way it should. You can help your cause out further by draining your water heater and flushing out the sediment at the bottom every few months. It’s an easy operation and requires only a length of house and somewhere to send the water in the tank (ideally a nearby drain line, but a large barrel or bucket will do as well. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown.

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Never Attempt Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We get our share of do-it-yourselfers here in Havertown, PA, and when plumbing problems arise, it can be tempting to attempt to fix them yourself. In all but the mildest cases, this can be a huge mistake. Professional plumbers have access to skills and resources that the average layman doesn’t, and the potential downside of an attempted DIY repair job can easily swamp whatever savings you’re hoping to incur. Here are some very good reasons to never attempt plumbing repairs yourself.

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Why Is Sizing a New Generator so Important?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

We see our share of the unexpected in Bryn Mawr, PA, from hurricanes to winter storms, and while our civic electrical grid is as good as anyone’s, Mother Nature still has the final word on those kinds of services. A whole-house generator could be the perfect way to keep your family safe and comfortable during a crisis: powering your home while the winds blow outside and making sure you have the things you need. We can install and maintain generators for your home, including those for homes off of the electrical grid, which need to function day in and day out. Before we can do that, however, we need to discuss sizing your generator: the first step towards finding the right model for you.

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Common Signs of Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Wayne, PA experiences its share of hot weather, and the humidity that hits us every summer is often beyond belief. A good air conditioner is the perfect weapon against those issues, and can keep your home comfortable and safe no matter how high the temperature climbs. But that assumes it runs as expected to day in and day out. Breakdowns, when the occur, can be absolutely devastatng this time or year, and the sooner you can spot the signs of trouble in your AC unit, the faster you can summon a repair service to take care of it. Regular maintenance sessions are a good way of doing that, and if you haven’t scheduled one this year, now is a perfect time to do so. Beyond that, there are a set of common symptoms of air conditioning problems that can alert you to an issue in most circumstances.

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