The Unfiltered Blog

Duct cleaning: Is it worth the cost?
January 26, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Our team gets asked about duct cleaning quite often. While Bell Brothers does not offer this service, we like to help our customers make an informed decision on whether to have them cleaned. When we are working on your HVAC system, we can evaluate the cleanliness — or dirtiness — of your ducts and make a recommendation on having them cleaned. Let’s talk about why you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned and what to expect from a cleaning company.

How to save money on your next heating bill with these 8 resolutions
January 12, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

January is a perfect time to reflect on how much money you spent last year on home heating and to resolve to spend less this year. Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help central Iowans stay warm and comfortable in their homes — without spending a fortune. Here are eight resolutions to help save on your next heating bill.

3 benefits of changing your furnace filter
January 5, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

You may be wondering just how important it is to change the filter in your furnace. As someone who’s been in the industry for more years than I care to admit, I can tell you it’s very important. In fact, changing the filter is the No. 1 thing a homeowner can do (without calling a professional) to maintain their furnace.

Is a geothermal system right for me?
December 15, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

There’s a really good chance you’re using a conventional gas furnace and air conditioner to heat and cool your home. If you’re looking to change your system — possibly to a geothermal system — there are a few things you’ll need to understand.

3 reasons a heat pump might work for your home
December 2, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

While most homes in central Iowa rely on a gas furnace for heating, there are other options. If you’re looking to upgrade your current system and would like to maximize energy efficiency, you may want to consider investing in a hybrid heat system.