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Safety Check: 3 Things You Should Check Every Fall

With the advent of winter, testing carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and your heating system go a long way toward assuring your family's safety, especially if you use any natural gas appliances or have an attached garage. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, two-thirds of house fires occur during the winter, causing over $2 [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC System, HVAC Tips|

What Happens During a Plumbing Inspection?

A North Houston resident bought a 3-story home last year and it was old enough that a friend expressed concerns about plumbing and wiring. “If there’s anything wrong, the inspector will catch it,” said the home buyer airily. Months later, the kitchen ceiling crashed to the floor from the weight of water damage. Home [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, Plumbing, Plumbing Tips|

Prevent Health Problems by Tuning Up an HVAC System

Health Benefits of HVAC Maintenance When HVAC professionals recommend an annual or semi-annual tune-up for your cooling and heating system, they usually stress the energy-efficiency and operational benefits of regular maintenance. However HVAC tune-ups in The Woodlands TX and elsewhere also deliver health benefits. A forced-air furnace and an air conditioner or heat pump that's [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC System|

Your Fall and Winter Weather Checklist for HVAC, Plumbing, and Water Systems

You may think winter in Southeast Texas is a non-event. It’ll be interesting this year, if only because no one can predict it. Farmer’s Almanac forecasts “milder and drier than normal with normal precipitation.” And Houston meteorologist Travis Herzog (KTRK) says, “I have no clue what the winter will bring…neither does the almanac.” Fall [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC, Plumbing|

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your New HVAC System

You’ve finally made the decision to invest in a new heating and cooling system. Chances are, you’ll encounter new options, new technologies, and  upgraded features in current HVAC systems. While this is great, it can make shopping for a new system more challenging—but at least it’s a great “problem” to have. Like any major purchase, [...]

November 1st, 2018|Blog, HVAC, HVAC System|

6 Reasons to Call for Plumbing or HVAC Help Right Away!

Nobody can be in good health if he does not have...fresh air, sunshine, and good water. -Chief Flying Hawk There’s a logical reason why plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) services go hand-in-hand. Clean water and air are essential to our well-being. We enjoy temperature comfort indoors as well as good-tasting water, but our [...]

October 25th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Understanding Water Filtration Systems – And Why They’re Beneficial

Many homeowners no longer believe municipalities are responsible for local air and drinking water quality. Actually, they are, but their standards allow for some bacteria and contaminants. Testing your water quality may reveal you’re drinking water that is unsafe. Because You Care: Houston-Area Water Filtration Systems In addition to concern about your family’s health, hard [...]

October 18th, 2018|Blog, Water Filtration|

What to Look for in Your Next HVAC System

We Texans are tough; just ask any Texan. Unfortunately, our homes and interior appliances aren't always as tough. Things can deteriorate quickly in this extreme weather. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system may be one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your home. When it’s time to handle HVAC problems in Southeast Texas, do [...]

October 17th, 2018|HVAC, HVAC System|

5 Signs It’s Time to Call the Plumber

Coming home from work to find an inch of water throughout your house is a pretty extreme scenario that lets you know it’s time to call a plumber. In the majority of cases, you’ll have a bit more warning before disaster occurs. However, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of an in-home flood, [...]

September 13th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|

Water 101: Hard and Soft Water Explained

Lately, there is some debate by health-conscious homeowners about the value of hard water vs. soft water. Most of us know that hard water is “hard” on our clothes, appliances, even our hair and bodies. Hard Water is ‘Elementary’ “Hard water” is water in its natural element, with a high level of minerals, especially calcium [...]

September 4th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|

10 Ways to Improve your Indoor Air Quality

In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Houston Ship Channel was so full of dumped oil that beach-goers sometimes had to rinse the greasy residue off themselves before going inside to bathe. Communities like Texas City had hazy, odoriferous air. We began to care about managing water pollution and air pollution. We’ve made progress, but there’s [...]

Repair or Replace: Tips for Making a Decision About your HVAC System

The reason you need to partner with a local HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) contractor is simple: The appliances and the systems associated with HVAC are complicated and expensive to repair or replace. It’s important your Northeast Houston HVAC contractor be someone you can trust; someone who will honestly tell you what you should have [...]

August 28th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

5 Times It’s Better to Call a Plumber than Try DIY

Apparently, there is a psychology behind the need for us to be do-it-yourselfers. White-collar workers may use do-it-yourself (DIY) projects ask a way to compensate for desk jobs. Why You Should Call a Plumber DIY plumbing isn’t worth the risk of making a bad situation worse and certainly not worth the risk of divorce. Here [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|

Do I Need to Test the Water Quality of My Home?

Because concerns about environmental safety – our air, land, water – are paramount today, many of us choose to test our tap water. To answer the question “Should I have my water tested?” the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says you should consider several factors. Health Considerations for Water Quality If you have public water service, [...]

Benefits of Upgrading to a Higher SEER A/C Unit

SEER is “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” It’s a number derived by dividing your AC (air conditioning) unit’s BTUs (British Thermal Units)* by the amount of electrical wattage used. Therefore, the higher the SEER rating, the higher your air conditioning efficiency. If you have an older air conditioning system, you may have a SEER rating as [...]

July 19th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spring fills us with hope and renewed energy, but "Summertime is always the best of what might be," said Charles Bowden. Most of us begin reorganizing our yards and homes after Memorial Day. At Bradbury Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing, we focus on indoor air filters, ductwork, and plumbing! You should too. Add Plumbing to Your [...]

July 12th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing Tips|

Common Issues with Water Quality in Residential Homes

You can depend on four of your 5 senses for water “diagnostics.” Water quality issues can often be detected by: Sight – Water that is red, brown, yellowish, or cloudy can indicate corrosion and/or contaminants in your plumbing. Runoff from dying vegetation (leaves, etc.) can give water a yellow/brown tint. Smell – Some of the [...]

July 5th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|

Understanding How SEER Ratings Work

Get ready for some heavy-duty acronyms: If SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is new to you, you’re not alone. The AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) set SEER ratings to reflect product safety and environmental protection. As with many things, A HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system with a higher SEER rating may cost [...]

June 28th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|