Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Reasons You May Want to Install a Ductless HVAC System This Year

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ductless-unit-in-roomYou don’t need to have ductwork set into the walls and attic of your house to enjoy energy efficient cooling throughout the rooms. No, we’re not talking about using window units! In fact, if you still rely on window units for cooling because you live in an older house without a ventilation system, then ductless HVAC is something you should know about.

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As Summer Winds Down, Does Your AC Need Last-Minute Help?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Scottish-terrierLate-summer doesn’t necessarily mean cooler weather. In fact, September often delivers some of the hottest days of the year—we had a few days peak in the 90s last week—and this warm weather often lingers through October. The AC keeping you cool still has some heavy work to do, and it may need some help from you at the last minute.

We recommend scheduling air conditioning repair as soon as you notice any troubles with your cooling system, no matter how late in the year. As long as you still require the air conditioner to provide comfort for your household, it’s important to react fast to any indications it isn’t working at its best.

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Air Conditioner Not Working? Make These Checks First

Monday, July 30th, 2018

checkmark-greenSummer days aren’t much fun when the air conditioner that’s supposed to make your home pleasingly cool isn’t doing anything at all. When your AC won’t turn on, or it does turn on but doesn’t deliver cool air, one of your first instincts will be to call a professional HVAC contractor to repair it.

This is the right instinct: repairing an air conditioner isn’t something you can do on your own, and it shouldn’t be left to non-professionals. However, before diving for the phone, you can make some basic checks to see if there’s a simple reason behind the air conditioner problem. You may not need repairs at all—and if you do, we’re always here to help.

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Damaged Ducts Can Mean High Cooling Bills

Monday, June 4th, 2018

corrugated-ductworkHave you ever received a monthly utility bill and reeled back in shock? “Who—who was using this much electricity?” you wonder. Your mind flashes back, trying to determine if somebody left all the lights on in the house for a few days, or if you were entertaining too many visitors over too many days. But nothing stands out. It’s been status quo over the last month as far as lights, appliances, and the air conditioner are concerned.

Here’s one possible culprit, the thief who’s stealing energy from your home: leaky air ducts. Your air conditioning system may be exerting much more power to provide cooling to your home because of those damaged ducts. It’s often hard to detect at first that this is happening, but when damaged ducts take a toll, it can be steep!

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Benefits of Spring AC Maintenance You May Not Have Thought Of

Monday, May 21st, 2018

woman-retro-pointingIs your home’s cooling system all set to handle the summer weather? You might think it is—but unless it has a spring visit from an HVAC technician to give it a complete inspection, cleaning, and tune-up, it will head into the hottest months of the year with some big disadvantages. This can mean extra repairs, unreliable performance, higher operating costs, and shortening the system life.

We’ve often written about the major benefits of keeping up with annual spring air conditioning maintenance and why signing up for one of our maintenance plans is the best way to care for your cooling system year after year. (As well as your heating system!) Today, we’re going to spotlight a few of the benefits of doing routine inspections and tune-ups for an air conditioning that aren’t as well known. Call us to find out more details and to sign up for one of our plans.

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3 Factors to Look for in an HVAC Service

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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Late summer and early fall are excellent times to take stock of both your air conditioner and your heating system. The weather will be cooling off in the next few weeks, and if your AC has been having trouble, you’ll want to get it looked at well before you need it again. With another long winter coming, you should also make sure there are no surprises waiting for you with your heater.

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HVAC System Installation Requires Proper Sizing

Monday, August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-sizingA new heating and air conditioning system can be very exciting: giving your home cool air in the summer and heated air in the winter far more efficiently than a system on its last legs. In fact, homeowners often schedule new HVAC system installation in the summer when their old air conditioner finally gives up the ghost. That can lead to a lot of scrambling, since you want a new system up as quickly as possible before our summer heat turns your home into an oven.

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The Dangers of Short Cycling

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditionerWith summer here in full force, you’re probably getting accustomed to hearing your air conditioner run for many long hours. (That’s why it’s in your home after all: to keep it cool when the temperatures outside are hot.) When problems arise with your air conditioner, you can often detect them simply by listening for the noises your system makes, or paying attention to the way it functions.

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Zone Control Systems Cut Down on Summer Cooling Costs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

home-energy-efficiencySummers tend to hit us like a ton of bricks, with high temperatures and higher humidity making our lives miserable for months on end. A reliable air conditioner is your best friend in such circumstances, making your home cool and comfortable no matter how high the mercury climbs. This can be more than a matter of comfort during the hottest days. It’s often a matter of health as well, since even a few hours without air conditioning can turn your home into an oven.

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How to Choose Whether to Repair or Replace a Malfunctioning AC

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-replaceNow is a terrible time to experience trouble with your air conditioner, with the weather already warm and growing warmer by the day. If you experience a breakdown with your AC, you should call a repair service immediately, but the good news is there are quality technicians who can address the issue quickly. Unfortunately, if you have an older air conditioner, the question of whether you should repair the unit or replace it with a new one needs to be answered too.

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