The Unfiltered Blog

Things to know before comparing HVAC quotes
March 27, 2018
By Jason Gassmann, President

If it's time to replace or install a new HVAC system in your home, what's the first thing you do? Like so many, you pick up the phone and call a few local contractors to get an estimate. Before you know it, you're bombarded with terminology like "one-stage furnace, two-stage compressors" - hey, it's enough to give anyone "stage" fright.

Don’t Be Duped: 5 Tips For Owning Your Furnace Repair
January 31, 2018
By Steve Terry, Service Manager

Winter months are coming to a close. With perhaps only a few remaining bitter cold spells, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. You think: Maybe, just maybe, my furnace can survive yet another Iowa winter.

Is upgrading my furnace worth the cost? Will it save money on my energy bill?
January 9, 2018
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

We receive many calls from customers asking if they should upgrade from a 90% to a 96% efficiency furnace. It depends.

ARL’s Clowder House provides safe and healthy shelter for cats waiting adoption
November 28, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Breathing quality indoor air is an essential part of living a healthy life. Whether at work or at home, the air we breathe affects our physical well-being and comfort. The same is true for animals. When living in a healthy environment, with good indoor air quality (IAQ), animals are better able to achieve positive physical and mental health.

Why Has Bell Brothers Created an Apprenticeship Training Program?
November 17, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Bell Brothers is committed to training the next generation, and we added a state-of-art HVAC apprenticeship training facility in 2012. Listen as Chuck Gassmann shares why apprenticeship training programs are vital to help fill more than 100,000 HVAC technician jobs by 2025.