The Unfiltered Blog

The do’s and don’ts of protecting your home’s HVAC system from snow and ice
January 12, 2016
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Winter weather can be harmful to the heating and air conditioning system in your house. Just as you take extra safety precautions when driving on icy roads, you should take precautions to protect your home’s HVAC system from snow and ice. Here’s a short list of what to do and what not to do when snowflakes fall and temperatures drop during Iowa winter weather to keep your furnace running.

How a few minutes a month can save you money, time in the long run
December 30, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Changing the filter is the No. 1 thing homeowners can do (without calling a heating and cooling repair contractor) to maintain their furnace? Changing the filter is simple, and in just a few minutes each month, your home’s HVAC system receives several benefits, including ensure it will be able to handle the cold Iowa winters.

Paying it forward, and 59 other random acts of kindness
December 10, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Hold the door for a stranger. Return a runaway shopping cart. Send someone a card, just because. They may sound like little things, but sometimes that’s all it takes to make someone’s day better. A small random act of kindness. As you may know, Bell Brothers has been celebrating our 60th anniversary this year and at the beginning of the year, we set out to do 60 random acts of kindness at the office and throughout the Des Moines community. And I have to say, our group of heating and cooling professionals have really outdone themselves.

A special thank you to our loyal customers
November 25, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Loyalty by definition means being unswerving in allegiance or having a strong feeling of support. While loyalty to a king or cause may go only one way, in our business it’s a two-way street. Bell Brothers is loyal to our customers. We support them to ensure their heating and cooling needs are met and expectations are surpassed. We do this by offering quality Carrier products at affordable prices, the best trained service technicians and installation specialists, a friendly and responsive customer care team; and treating customers with integrity and respect. This is how we’ve shown our loyalty for 60 years, and how we will continue to do so in the future.

5 things every homeowner should know about Wi-Fi thermostats
November 11, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Close the garage door. Turn off the lights. Lock the door. Set the thermostat. These are all things you can do with the touch of a button via an app on your mobile device. Technology continues to move forward — making our homes smarter in the process. Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats are becoming a more popular choice for heating and air conditioning needs as homeowners learn the benefits and ease of use. While your toaster may not talk to you (yet), some Wi-Fi thermostats are watching and learning your every move.