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

Still Haven’t Schedule Heating Maintenance? Here’s Why You Should

Monday, November 5th, 2018

service-blue-markerNovember already! The fall is flashing past quickly, and winter will be here before we know it. Your household will start relying more and more on its central heating system. Before your central heater becomes, well, central to your home life, make sure you’ve scheduled regular maintenance for it with our professionals.

If you’ve already gotten maintenance done, great. If you haven’t, don’t worry—it’s not too late. And if you feel on the fence about whether it’s really that important to have this job done every year, here are a few reasons you absolutely want an annual maintenance inspection and tune-up with our technicians:

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Prevent Heater Repair Services with Timely Maintenance

Monday, December 18th, 2017

wrenchesIf you never had maintenance done on your vehicle, would you expect it to need fewer repairs than if you had it maintained regularly? Absolutely not! One of the points of regular vehicle maintenance is to prevent inconvenient, even dangerous, breakdowns.

Your home’s heating system needs to be treated the same way as your car. Think of winter as if it were a big road trip for the heater. Just like a vehicle, it will be under immense strain and run for long stretches. You want to head off on the winter “road trip” with a heater that’s prepared to handle the work stress along the way.  

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Look for Signs of Trouble with Your Heater

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heating-repair-serviceAutumn is the perfect time to give your heater a close look for any problems it may be experiencing. Cool temperatures mean you’re likely using it regularly, but not quite as often as you will closer to winter, when the weather really gets cold. That gives you ample opportunity to check the system for problems and call in a repair service to take care of them if you discover any.

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What Does AFUE Stand for?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

AFUE is a rating system used for new heating equipment. It stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and along with the overall power output, it is the number you need to pay the closest attention to when purchasing a new heater.

This is particularly important now, when winter has come to Havertown, PA, and homes need heating every day. If your system suffers a breakdown now, you need to move quickly to get it replaced. Here’s why we think you should never move so fast as to overlook the AFUE rating.

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What to Do Before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If your heating system breaks down in the middle of winter, it can trigger a serious panic attack. Cold weather means you need reliable heating to make your house safe and comfortable for your family. If the heater won’t turn on, you need to get it fixed quickly.

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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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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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Watch Out for Late Season Heating Problems

Monday, March 7th, 2016

We’re getting to the end of winter her in Bryn Mawr, PA, and while there’s plenty of cold days to come, those temperatures are going to start creeping up very soon. Now is the time of year when we tend to see a lot of repair calls coming in on heating systems that have worked for several months nonstop. That constant use can take a toll and if you’re not careful you could find yourself with a heating repair call late in the season. The sooner you can spot such heating problems, the faster you can call in ac repair service and the better off you’ll be. Here’s a quick list of issues to watch for.

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Why is there Frost Forming on my Heat Pump?

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

It may seem counterintuitive: frost forming on a device intended to produce heat for your home in the winter. But not only is it common for heat pumps here in Springfield and Havertown, PA to develop frost while operating, it’s the sign of a big problem. Heat pumps rely on the same basic system as air conditioning: circulating refrigerant through a closed loop that first generates hot sir (to warm your house in the winter) and then cool air (to cool it in the summer). Frost can form for a number of reasons, though almost all of them denote a need to summon a repair technician and deal with the issue.

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Experience Matters in Heating Repair and Installation

Monday, December 7th, 2015

When your heater breaks down, it can have a huge impact on you and your family. Our winters get cold here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and a faulty heater can create health and safety concerns as well as simply causing discomfort. The good news is that there are numerous different companies you can call on to perform repairs. But which one? It can be tricky to decide, but generally speaking, experience matters in heating repair and installation. Here’s a few quick reasons why.

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