The Unfiltered Blog
When shopping for a new furnace — or alternative home heating system like hybrid heat or geothermal — you may be surprised how many options are available. In central Iowa, a vast majority of homes have a gas furnace. But there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every home, so it’s important you understand the different types of heating options.
When you buy a new car, do you run it 100,000 miles without getting the oil changed? Not a chance. It’s the same idea with your home’s heating system. Routine maintenance is important to keep your furnace working efficiently. We recommend a professional maintenance checkup once a year.
Out of sight, out of mind. You rely on your furnace to do its job, but you don’t physically see the unit every day. So as long as it keeps you warm and cozy, it’s easy to forget about it. Unfortunately, that means many people wait until it breaks to call us. And that means you could be without heat in the dead of winter or get caught at an inopportune time to finance a new one. By understanding when a furnace is at the end of its life, you can avoid a very bad situation.
Did you know the air inside your house is more polluted than the air outside your house? It may seem far-fetched, but just think about all the cleaning products you use, the dirt, dust mites, allergens, mold, spores, pollen and even humidity that are trapped inside your home. The good news is there are four easy options to improve your indoor air quality.
Most people complain about their jobs. Not my uncle. He always had good things to say about his employer. He said they were more like a family than just a company. When looking for a career path of my own, I knew I wanted to work at a place like my uncle did. So I thought, why not work for the same company? I applied for a position at Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning two years ago and quickly realized they are the best place to work.