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

A High-Efficiency Air Filter Might Spell Disaster

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

air-fliter-cuAre you interested in better air quality for your home? Chances are that you’d benefit from the professional installation of air cleaners of some type. There are many different types of air cleaning products on the market, ranging from tiny electronic air purifiers that don’t do much to extensive whole-house air filtration and purification systems. Because of the high number of types of pollutants that found in today’s homes, we strongly recommend working with our IAQ professionals to find the ideal air quality products and solutions.

And this brings us to the topic today, which is the simple mistake some homeowners make if they try to go it alone with air cleaners…

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Fight Dry Air This Winter with a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, November 6th, 2017

humidified-installationMost of us are rightfully concerned about the temperature in our homes when winter arrives. A lack of heat can be flat-out deadly when the snow falls and you want your heating system to run reliably all winter. But a good furnace or boiler is only one part of the equation when it comes to home comfort in the winter. Dry air can be a terrible scourge in the cold months, and most heaters only fitfully deal with the problem at best. A whole-house humidifier might be an excellent addition to your HVAC system, and eliminate the problems of dry air before they make your winter more miserable. Now is the ideal time to get one installed, or serviced if you already have one. Here’s a quick breakdown of how humidifiers work. 

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Make Your Home Cleaner with Air Scrubber Plus

Monday, August 28th, 2017


We often recommend the inclusion of air filters for your HVAC system to help deal with pollen, dust, smoke, and bacteria. Most HVAC systems come with basic filters designed to catch pet hair and other contaminants, but they get clogged quite often – requiring frequent changing – and they never do more than the absolute minimum in keeping your air clean.

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UV Air Purifiers Help Stop Spring Allergies

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

UV-air-purifierEvery spring, the air is filled with allergens of all varieties, as well as mold and bacteria spores that can make your life miserable. Allergens and germs can also cause problems for newborns and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to colds and illnesses. You can’t keep your home safe from them by closing the doors or windows, but there are methods you can use to stop those microscopic intruders cold.

We recommend the installation of UV air purifiers in any home worried about biological contaminants like germs and mold spores, as well as cutting down on allergens. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? Read on for the answers.

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Indoor Air Quality Products to Help Your Home

Monday, March 13th, 2017


Most homeowners rightfully think of their heating and air conditioning systems as a way of keeping comfortable throughout the year. Your HVAC system is a vital part of your household and regulating the temperature is a matter of health and safety as well as comfort. But it’s not the only factor that goes into your home’s comfort levels.

Indoor air quality plays a huge role too, whether it’s the humidity levels, the amount of dust in the air or the presence of germs and other bacteria. With the weather warming and our heating systems slowly being turned off until next year, now is a terrific time to evaluate your HVAC system and see if the inclusion of an indoor air quality product is worthwhile.

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Indoor air quality is important all year round, but it becomes especially important in the winter. Dry air breeds lots of dust and dirt, as well as encouraging the spread of colds and flu bugs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your family healthy and happy by improving the quality of your indoor air.

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How Does Ultraviolet Light Make Your Household Healthier?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

With winter here in Bryn Mawr, PA, you’ve likely had to deal with a round or two of winter colds by now. No one likes to get sick and when the snows fall, it can feel like it’s happening to your home every week. Luckily, you can do more to stop it than just stock up on chicken soup and make sure everyone’s dressed warmly. Ultraviolet lights can make a potent weapon in your fight against winter illness. You just need a trained HVAC professional to lend a hand.

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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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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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Why Is High Humidity Such a Problem?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Heat and humidity go hand in hand here in Havertown, PA and sometimes it can be difficult parsing one from the other. But in fact, they’re two different issues and while they often feed into each other, their solutions are often quite distinct. When summer comes, you need to be able to handle both of them adroitly, and the more you understand about how high humidity affects your body, the better your decisions on this front will be. Here’s a quick breakdown  of why high humidity is such a problem?

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