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

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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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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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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William Henderson: Celebrating 40 Years

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In 1977, our founder William Henderson started a new company, armed with nothing but a dream and a guiding principle: provide high quality plumbing, heating, and cooling service without charging an arm and a leg for it. We built upwards from that dream one customer at a time, and our business expanded along with it. Our clients saw our dedication to doing the job right and kept coming back. Step by step and client by client, our little company started enjoying some very big successes.

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Is a Heat Pump Right for Your Home?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Heat PumpHeating and cooling systems are vitally important in our neck of the woods, with freezing cold winters and hot, muggy summers to contend with for a good 80% of the year. Most of us rely on centralized, forced-air furnaces and air conditioners to keep our homes comfortable, but they’re not the only systems out there. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system this spring, you might want to look into the options available. Heat pumps, in particular, make an excellent way to combine heating and air conditioning into one system and provide you with some tangible benefits in the process.

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Make Your Home Safe from Allergens

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meSpring will be here in a few short weeks, and with warming temperatures come a host of pollen, dander, and other allergens in the air. This time of year can be very difficult for people suffering from allergies, and unfortunately, there’s little to be done about blooming flowers or similar contaminants. They come every year with the season.

The good news is that there are a host of products that can help clean your indoor air, making your home more comfortable and safer from allergens. If you think you might need some extra protection this spring, it would pay well to look into them.

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How Can You Tell If a Ductless System is Right for You?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

If you’re looking for a new HVAC system, now is the time to do it. And if you haven’t been happy with a traditional centralized system, or your home can’t support one, then it pays to look into ductless options. They get rid of the need for the traditional centralized system in favor of a number of smaller separate units, each charged with heating a single room or section.

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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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Signs of Trouble with Older Heating Systems

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Heating systems are designed to last a long time, but winters last a long time too here in Wayne, PA, and older heating systems may not always be able to keep up with the workload. If your furnace, boiler or other heating system is past its warranty expiration date, you need to watch carefully for signs of trouble. Now is the ideal time to catch any problems that might raise, before the cold weather has begun in earnest. That way, you have a chance to address it before the winter goes any further. Here is a quick list of some signs to watch for in an older heating system.

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