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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.

Understanding the different types of furnaces
November 17, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

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.

How to know when you should replace your furnace
October 20, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

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.