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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 [...]

March 30th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

COVID-19 Announcement to Our Customers

Bradbury Brothers / March 20, 2020 We are in unprecedented times here in our great nation, state, and city. Bradbury Brothers is ready to serve the needs of our customers and team members while doing our best to protect the needs of the community at large. Safety is one of our core values and [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Does Your Air Conditioner Have Faulty Wiring?

If your home's central air conditioning system has been malfunctioning and the cause isn't immediately clear to you, it could be connected to faulty wiring in the A/C. This can result in unexplained stops and starts from the circuit breaker tripping, fuses being blown, or the system shutting down. Are you a novice in terms of [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

Understanding the HVAC Life Cycle

Furnace and central air conditioner life spans are reportedly about 15-20 years, but a lot depends on how often they're used and if the units are well maintained. “Air conditioning units, because they are outdoors and subject to the extremes of the weather, typically have a shorter life expectancy of 15 years. My definition [...]

March 16th, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Overheats

A common issue with central air conditioners occurs when they are working too long and hard, and as a result, overheat. Eventually, overheating of an A/C either will cause an internal breakdown or will trip the circuit breaker. That's why it's important to understand why a central A/C will become overworked and overheated. While you can change a [...]

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 [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

Dos and Don’ts – Should You Spray and Clean Central Air Conditioner Unit Coils?

If you have an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) maintenance plan in place, you’re already doing the best thing possible to minimize air conditioner repairs. Your central air conditioner professional inspects your coils every visit to ensure they are clean and functioning properly. AC Coils – Should You Clean Them? Your central [...]

February 24th, 2020|Air Conditioner, Blog|

5 Tips for Electrical Safety in Your Home

It's 2020 - and we are all about convenience. Electricity is something most of us don't think about on a daily basis, although we use it almost constantly. However, there are some things homeowners should be keeping in mind when it comes to their home's electrical systems. A slight malfunction could mean serious damage [...]

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 [...]

What Are the Different Parts of the HVAC System?

You depend on your vehicles for transportation, so maintenance is important. You schedule regular auto tune-ups, right? Most homeowners depend on their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system for year-round comfort. Savvy property owners get HVAC tune-ups, too! In fact, here in Southeast Texas, living without air conditioning can be dangerous to those who [...]

January 24th, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

Smart Technology that Help Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

Having the newest gadgets is fun, and how often do we utilize these technological advances in our cars, at work, or as busy people on the go? One place not everyone has taken advantage of technology is in the home. Over the past few years, numerous appliances and devices have been developed to make [...]

January 17th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

Star of Hope

In the month of December, our community focus is on Star of Hope in Houston, a non-profit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Prior to working at our company, one of our team members was faced with homelessness, and Star of Hope helped them to overcome and persevere. This [...]

January 16th, 2020|Blog, Community|

Pros and Cons of Installing an HVAC Zoning System

Some like it hot and some like it cold, so it's sometimes a challenge to set the HVAC system to a temperature that's just right for everyone. The solution for some homeowners is a zoned HVAC system, where you can maintain different temperatures in various regions, or zones, of the home. But zoning systems [...]

Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings

One of the most challenging heating and cooling conditions homeowners face is that of maintaining comfort when a home has high ceilings. As you're probably aware, heat rises, and with high ceilings that means in winter most of your heated air drifts to the ceiling, well away from where the home's occupants are. But [...]

What to Do if Your Bathroom or Laundry Room Flood

A handywoman was determined to fix the faucet in her bathroom. When she had the correct part and installed it – with the water off at the main, like you’re supposed to do – her husband positioned himself near the main valve. “In the amount of time it takes to yell, ‘Turn the water [...]

The Average Life Expectancy for a Tankless Water Heater

At Bradbury Brothers, we believe the benefits of tankless water heaters are proven and if you have to – or want to – install a new water heating system, tankless (also called “on-demand”) is the way to go. If you are remodeling or building new this year, you’re making a major investment in your [...]