The Unfiltered Blog

Why won't my furnace start?
March 7, 2017
By Steve Terry, Service Manager

Here at Bell Brothers, we try to do everything we can to make sure your furnace works the way it's supposed to. There might come a time, though, when it just won't turn on. In this video blog, our service manager Steve explains a few reasons why that might happen and what you can do to fix it.

Chuck, how often do I really need to change my furnace filter?
February 14, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

We say it all the time, but changing the filter on your furnace is one of the best ways to ensure it functions the way it's supposed to. Watch Chuck talk about a few different kinds of filters and how often you need to change each one.

6 tips to combat dry air in your home
January 24, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Winter means many Central Iowans are enduring dry air in their homes. This dry air leeches moisture, leaving your skin dry and cracked and your sinuses as parched as the Sahara in summer.

What should and shouldn’t happen during a furnace checkup
January 9, 2017
By Jason Gassmann, President

If it’s the first time you’re having your furnace checked, it can be hard to know what to expect. With many companies and claims in the area, there are some best practices you can look to when choosing a heating and cooling contractor.

Making a resolution for cleaner air
December 27, 2016
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

With 2017 rapidly approaching, we’re all thinking about our resolutions for the new year. If keeping a cleaner home is on your list, don’t overlook your indoor air quality. Dirt, dust mites, mold, spores, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens are all threats to your home’s indoor air quality and, in turn, your comfort. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make to improve the air you and your family breathe. Follow these tips to have cleaner air by the start of 2017.