The Unfiltered Blog

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.

Four ways to improve your indoor air quality
October 7, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

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.

Bell Brothers selected as Top Iowa Workplace
September 22, 2014
By Haris Fetic, Installation Specialist

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.

Reduce allergens in your home during allergy season
September 10, 2014
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Allergy season is my least favorite time of the year. I dread late summer when I know I’ll come down with a case of red, itchy, burning eyes. I have a feeling many of you know exactly what I’m talking about. Did you know it’s estimated that over 50 percent of homes have at least six detectable allergens present inside?