The Unfiltered Blog

Zoning your home for your heating and cooling needs
February 23, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

From the wheel to airplanes and smartphones, technological advancements make our lives better, safer, easier, more convenient and more efficient. Home heating and air conditioning systems are no exception. Right now, many homeowners manually close registers in rooms that aren’t in use to reduce wasted heating or cooling. Unfortunately, that can compromise the efficiency of the system. But thanks to newer technology, there’s a more convenient and more efficient way of controlling the heating and cooling output.

Available home HVAC tax credits and rebates
February 9, 2015
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

It’s tax time! As homeowners look to maximize their federal and state tax refunds, I’d like to make it easy by providing all the information you need in one place. Here is the (short) list of residential HVAC tax credits you can take advantage of in the 2014 tax year.

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.