The Unfiltered Blog

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.

My air conditioner is constantly running … why doesn’t my house feel cooler?
July 17, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

When temperatures reach 95 degrees outside, your air conditioner is going to run about 22 to 23 hours each day. Plus, all air conditioner systems are designed to provide a 20-degree temperature difference. This means if it’s 95 degrees outside, your air conditioner system is designed to keep the indoor temperature at 75 degrees.