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

How Does Radiant Heating Work?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

With fall officially arriving in the Springfield, PA area, now is the time to consider installing a new heating system if your old one has bitten the dust. And while most of us are accustomed to forced-air furnaces or boilers, there are other options available if you are in the market for something different. Radiant heating systems, in particular, make a remarkable effective means of warming your home, and while the installation cost may be higher than other kinds of heating, it comes with many tangible, long-term benefits. Here’s how it all works.

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Have Your Chimney Liner Inspected

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Bryn Mawr, PA homes have a lot of fireplaces, owing both to the very old nature of our community and our cold winters — which a good fireplace can help with. It’s inexpensive, effective and very romantic, though like any other part of your home, it requires periodic inspection and maintenance to function properly.

The chimney liner, in particular needs to be checked by a trained professional. And with fall officially here, now is the right time to schedule an appointment. 

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Key Factors When Buying a New Heater

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Summer turns to fall this week, and in local towns like Havertown, PA, that means you need to consider the state of your heating system. Now is an excellent time to replace an old heater with a new one, when you still have time to pick out a new unit and have it installed before the weather gets too cold. A trained technician can help find the best heating system for you, but before you start your search, it’s important to keep a few key factors in mind. They will ensure that your new heating system functions at its best and is exactly what you need.

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How to Get Your Heater Ready for the Fall

Monday, September 12th, 2016

September marks the start of cooler weather here in Wayne, PA, and while we may have a few more warmish days left to go, fall will be here before you know it. Before it arrives, it’s a good idea for a homeowner to dust off their heating system and help get it ready. That way, you can avoid any nasty surprises later in the season and ensure that your system — whether it be a furnace, a boiler or a more alternative form of heating — is ready to go when you are.

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Install a Humidifier in Your Home Today

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Labor Day makes a great point on the calendar to turn your attention away from the needs of summer and towards the needs of winter, which will be here before you know it in Bryn Mawr, PA. Your heating system is usually the primary focus, but there’s more to a comfortable winter home than just warm temperatures. Dry air is a serious problem in the cooler months, and if you’ve found it troublesome in years past, you might want to address it. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to do so, and installing one now, when there’s still plenty of time before cooler weather sets in, makes a great deal of sense.

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