Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

3 Factors to Look for in an HVAC Service

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017


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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Does Your Home Need a Ductless AC?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

ductless-unit-wallDuctless air conditioners present a viable alternative to traditional centralized air conditioners. Centralized systems cool the air in a single location, then blow it through the home via a system of ducts. Ductless systems instead place multiple units in your home each charged with cooling a single room or section. It’s not for every home, but for the right kind of home, it can make a huge difference.

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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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Why Is Your Air Conditioner’s SEER Rating So Important?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-seer-ratingIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there are a number of factors you need to keep in mind. First and most importantly is the power output levels of the new system, which need to match the specifics of your home precisely, and should be neither overpowered (which causes short cycling) nor under-powered (which won’t cool the home adequately). Once that’s been decided, however, the next step is to carefully examine the system’s SEER rating and look for the highest one within your price range. What is it and why is it so important? Read on for the answers.

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Help Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners are expensive investments in your home and they should be treated as such. With proper care and attention, they can last a good long time, and save you money with improved efficiency and lower bills in the process. Every air conditioner comes with a warranty, typically lasting around 8-12 years. Ideally, your system will last for many years beyond that, and while nothing is guaranteed, you can take a number of steps to make the process easier.

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3 Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, May 8th, 2017

AC-condenser-wrenchWith spring here, now is a very good time to check your air conditioner for any problems. Because you’ll likely have cause to run your air conditioner during the spring, you’ll want to try and spot potential problems without the urgency that comes with the hot months of summer in a few weeks. You will have plenty of time to schedule repairs before summer hits.

Anything that doesn’t match the air conditioner’s normal functioning should be cause for concern, and you should always call a licensed professional rather than trying to diagnose an issue yourself. However, there are some signs prevalent in a number of common problems that you can use to pick up trouble. Three of the most common are listed below.

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How to Cut Down on High Summer Cooling Bills

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-efficiencySummer in Pennsylvania means high temperatures, which requires a reliable air conditioning system to properly fight. To a certain extent, you won’t be able to escape paying higher air conditioning bills in the summer simply because you’re using your air conditioner more often than you are in the spring or the fall. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than necessary, and with a few simple aids, you can cut down on those high summer cooling bills without skimping on the comfortable temperatures your home needs this summer.

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