The Unfiltered Blog

Is negative pressure the reason your house is so cold?
December 20, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Now that colder temperatures have settled into the Midwest, you be noticing that even though your furnace is turned on, your house still feels cold. If your worried that your furnace isn’t running efficiently — don’t be. If you regularly change the furnace filter and have already had seasonal furnace maintenance performed, it is likely that the cause is unrelated to your system efficiency.

How to know when to replace your furnace
December 11, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a cold, snowy winter in the Midwest. Whether this forecast makes you jump for joy or dream of living in a warmer climate, making it a priority to know the condition of your furnace will help you avoid an emergency situation.

Three tips to protect your heating and air conditioning system this winter
November 28, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Winter weather can be harmful to your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Just as you take extra safety precautions when driving on icy roads, you should take precautions to protect your home’s HVAC system.

HVAC apprenticeship programs support skilled trades in Iowa
November 15, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Going to college and getting a four-year degree from a public or private institution is not the right path for everyone. In fact, in the State of Iowa 1 in 3 students drop out of college after their first year. And nationwide, nearly 2 million students who begin college each year will drop out before earning a diploma.

How to combat dry air in your home this winter
October 23, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

As the outside temperature begins to drop, so does the humidity level in your home. Cold air is not able to retain as much moisture as warm air, and dry winter air can cause humidity levels to drop as low as 15 percent. When the outdoor temperature is 35 degrees Fahrenheit, the humidity inside your home should be 35 percent.