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

Keep Your Generator Ready to Go

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Here in Wayne, PA, Mother Nature always has the final word, and with this winter looking to be colder than ever, it pays to have a generator on-hand to provide power and heat for your households. Generators can be invaluable tools, but sizing and installing them are only part of the overall process. Once your generator is placed, you need to keep it ready to go and ensure that it can do the job the minute you need it to. The last thing you want to do in the middle of a crisis is deal with a problem with your electrical power. The more you can practice these simple tips, the better your generator will respond in a crisis. 

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Watch out for Kettling Boilers

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Many homes in the Havertown, PA area rely on boilers for heat, and since we’re a fairly old community, many of our boilers have been around for quite a while as well. Homeowners need to keep a close eye on older boilers for signs of trouble, especially kettling, which is when the boiler makes sounds similar to a kettle on the stove. It can sound comforting, but in fact, it’s the sign of a serious problem in need of immediate attention.

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Sizing Your New Heater

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Buying a new heater at this time of year usually involves a bit of a scramble. Cold weather has been here for quite a while in Springfield, PA and if your old heater is just now giving up the ghost, you want a new one put into place as quickly as possible before the winter gets any colder. In your haste, however, it behooves you to take several reasonable steps to ensure that the system is of the proper size for your home. By “size,” we mean its power output, which needs to fit the specifics of your house exactly.

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Upgrade Your Heater for Improved Savings

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winter is on its way. You’re going to pay more for heating in the next few months than you will the rest of the year. That’s inevitable. But be careful that you don’t pay more than you need to in the midst of that.

You’re probably familiar with simple steps you can take to reduce the use of your heater, such as dressing warmly indoors and setting the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you normally would. If you want to make a more substantial upgrade, however, there are a number of options that will help ease the strain on your heater. We’ve listed a few below.

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Stop Germs this Winter with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winters in Bryn Mawr, PA are as cold as they cold, and this year looks to be one of the coldest on record. Cold air means dry air, since the ambient moisture is pulled out of the atmosphere and will dry out your sinuses as a result. That leaves your body more vulnerable to colds and other germs, which is why winter tends to be cold season. There’s a way to protect your family from germs and other biological contaminants, however: a UV air purifier installed in your furnace.

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