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

Now Is the Time to Plan for AC Upgrades

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

We’ve entered the last few weeks of summer here in Springfield, PA, and hopefully your air conditioner is still going strong after months of regular use. But even if it is, you’re likely paying much more in monthly cooling bills than you do the rest of the year. With cooler weather on it’s way, this is an excellent time to plan for upgrades to your air conditioner: ways to improve its performance next summer without replacing the whole system.

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AC Problems to Look for Late in the Season

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We tend to get more air conditioning repair calls in August and early September than we do any other time of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. Our Havertown, PA summers have been going strong since May, and your air conditioner has had to respond with daily use most of the time. With a few more weeks of hot days still likely, it’s only natural for some models to feel the stress of the season and suffer breakdowns or similar problems. As homeowners, you can help out your own cause by looking for common signs of AC problems and responding accordingly. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary for your system is worth contacting a professional over, but more specifically, you should look for the following issues:

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How to Keep Your Generator Ready to Go

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

A generator is a smart purchase for homeowners in Wayne, PA. You never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at you, and with another winter just around the corner, it’s always best to be prepared. But preparation means more than just having the system properly installed. You should schedule a maintenance session once or twice a year from a trained technician, allowing him or her to look for any trouble and ensure that you don’t get any nasty surprises when the time comes to turn on your system.

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Consider Installing a Heat Pump

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Late summer is a good time to take stock of your HVAC system here in Bryn Mawr, PA. Summer has been with us for several months now and with at least another month of hot weather expects, older air conditioners will begin to show signs of the strain. It’s also a time to look forward to the winter, and consider whether your heating system may be due for replacement. A heat pump makes a terrific solution in both cases, providing both heating and cooling power in a single package. Here’s how it works.

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Signs of an Air Duct Breach

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The air ducts branch out from the centralized air conditioner to the corners of your Springfield, PA home: transporting cool air from your system to every room and cooling the home in a more or less uniform fashion. Ducts are protected from damage most of the time, since they’re located in your walls or your attic. But damage can occur, either from an outside source, problems with repairs elsewhere in your home, or the simple failing of a bolt or screw linking two pieces of duct together. A good air conditioning repair company can seal the breach — either by replacing the faulty bolt, using material like duct mastic or creating a fitted piece to put in place over the hole — but first you need to spot the trouble. The list of symptoms can include, but is not limited to the following:

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Why Size Matters with a New Air Conditioner

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’re probably keeping a close eye on the clock. Our summers are blazing hot here in Havertown, PA, and the longer you limp along with your old system, the more you’re likely to pay in monthly cooling costs (to say nothing about the risks  of a full-bore breakdown). The more you know about what you need, the more quickly you can pinpoint the system that works best for you and schedule an installation to restore cool and comfortable temperatures to your home. First and foremost among the things you should look for is the size or power load of the new system. It’s not as easy an equation as it sounds.

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Signs of Common Plumbing Leaks

Monday, August 1st, 2016

As you may have suspected, plumbing leaks remain the biggest reason to call a plumber, and we handle more leak calls each week than any other type of plumbing call. The good news is that gives you an expert on call who can swiftly handle the problem the right way. Unfortunately, you’ll need to spot the signs of a plumbing leak before you can call us in, and while water slowly spreading across your bathroom floor is a good sign, it’s no the only one. Here are some signs of common plumbing leaks that you should watch out for. 

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