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

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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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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Use Air Cleaners to Get Rid of Pet Dander

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We all love our pets. They make boon companions, there to greet us every day when we get home from work or school, and in some cases — such as with service dogs – they can fulfill a very important purpose in our lives. The biggest impediment to the warmth and support they provide is allergies, created when hair or dander gets into the vents and creates problems. If you’d like to find a way around your pet allergies, we can help. Consult a doctor about specifics, and then talk to use about ways to use air cleaners to get rid of pet hair, pet dander and other impediments to living happily with your four-footed family members.

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Simple Ways to Cut Down on Dust in Your Home

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Cold air means dry air, and with winter finally here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, we’re going to see a lot of it. That means an increase in dust and other contaminants in the air, which can have a detrimental effect on your household. This is especially true if you have someone suffering from asthma or a similar condition in your household. You can improve indoor air quality by installing indoor air quality products in your home such as electronic air cleaners. But there’s also some basic steps you can take to cut down on dust in your home, which can make a big difference if you apply them regularly.

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Home Improvements to Stop Winter Colds

Monday, November 30th, 2015

With the weather turning chilly here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, you’re likely bracing for the annual waves of winter colds to hit, as well as taking steps to keep your family healthy. Our household HVAC system can play a surprisingly large role in that. Indoor air quality upgrades and similar installations can help cut down on winter colds, stopping germs and viruses in their tracks and helping you and your family lead happier, healthier lives. Here’s a brief list of options you may want to consider.

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