The Unfiltered Blog

How to combat dry air in your home this winter
October 23, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

As the outside temperature begins to drop, so does the humidity level in your home. Cold air is not able to retain as much moisture as warm air, and dry winter air can cause humidity levels to drop as low as 15 percent. When the outdoor temperature is 35 degrees Fahrenheit, the humidity inside your home should be 35 percent.

DIY furnace maintenance checklist
October 11, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Have you ever come home to a house that felt like the inside of a freezer? And when you looked at the thermostat you wondered, “what the heck is going on?”. When your furnace isn’t running properly, sometimes the solution is as simple as a flip of a switch.

HVAC inspections provide more accurate quotes
September 26, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Whether it’s the dead of winter or the hottest week of the summer, when your furnace or air conditioner unexpectedly breaks down and needs replaced, you want a new HVAC system fast. In the heat of the moment, it is tempting to get an HVAC quote over the phone. Purchasing a new HVAC system is not a small investment. You should take the time to gather the information you need to select a heating and cooling system that meets your home comfort needs.

Avoid sticker shock when shopping for a HVAC system
August 20, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

It’s the dead of summer and your air conditioner breaks down or is limping along. You realize it’s time to look for a replacement for it and the whole system. You start researching your options and all of a sudden, the sticker shock hits you.

Three ways you can take control of humidity levels in your home
August 7, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

Here in Iowa, humidity and summer go hand in hand. During this time of year, humidity levels can range anywhere from 52 to 82 percent. The human body and your house are in a constant battle over what the humidity level should be.