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

What to Look for When Buying a New Generator

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Our civic electrical grid is solid and reliable, but with another cold winter on its way, Mother Nature always has the last word. We recommend whole-house generators for any home concerned about keeping the lights on when the snow falls, and if you’re in the market for one, we can help. The first thing to do is evaluate several specific needs for your home, which will affect which type of generator matches your needs best. Here are a few general guidelines to help you with your early decision-making.

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Signs of Trouble with Older Heating Systems

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Heating systems are designed to last a long time, but winters last a long time too here in Wayne, PA, and older heating systems may not always be able to keep up with the workload. If your furnace, boiler or other heating system is past its warranty expiration date, you need to watch carefully for signs of trouble. Now is the ideal time to catch any problems that might raise, before the cold weather has begun in earnest. That way, you have a chance to address it before the winter goes any further. Here is a quick list of some signs to watch for in an older heating system.

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Be Careful What Foods You Pour Down the Drain

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving has come and that means that many residents will be hosting get-togethers with family and friends. Thanksgiving also means a lot of cooking, and the last thing you need in the middle of family and turkey and football is to have to deal with a clog in your kitchen sink. We get a high number of clogged drain calls this time of year, and we’d like to help you stop such issues before they start if we can. The best way to do that s simply to pay very close attention to what you pour down the drain. The list of foods that should be placed in the garbage instead is as follows:

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Beware of Corrosion in Your Furnace

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Winters get cold in Bryn Mawr, PA, and your furnace is often the best way to keep your home warm in the winter. But as always, you need to monitor your system closely to watch for signs of damage. Corrosion, in particular, can be a serious issue and even lead to significant failure if you’re not careful. You can take steps to prevent this from happening. Here’s a quick breakdown as to how.

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Improve Heating Efficiency This Fall

Monday, November 7th, 2016

plumbing-servicesCool temperatures have arrived, and the deep freeze of winter won’t be far behind. Your heating system may be up for the challenge, but that doesn’t mean it won’t cost you an arm and a leg in higher monthly heating costs. Now is the time to curtail those costs by taking steps to improve your heater’s efficiency. When accompanied by sensible heating habits like setting the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you normally might, they can save you a great deal: not only this winter, but for many winters to come.

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