The Unfiltered Blog

Before you turn on your furnace do this!
November 1, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Fall is a busy time of year for many of us. In between football games and soccer matches, families are planning weekend outings to the local pumpkin patch and helping their kids find the perfect Halloween costume. As the calendar fills up, its easy to overlook scheduling a furnace inspection before the cold winter weather arrives.

What’s the buzz about smart thermostats?
October 23, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Smart thermostats seem to be all the buzz these days. Homeowners are seeing and hearing more about this new technology and at the same time, are continuing to ask what really is a smart thermostat and what can it do?

Colder days are coming — now is the time to prepare
October 4, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

The dog days of summer are finally in the rearview mirror. Even though the temperature is falling, your home and furnace will still be called upon to work hard in the coming months. October is National Energy Awareness Month, and now is a good time to consider what projects you can do to help improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Don’t wait until winter to prep your home for cold weather
September 26, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Iowans are breaking out their favorite football team’s apparel, sweaters and pumpkin-flavored treats. That can only mean one thing. Fall is here.

Fight fall allergies with these proactive steps
September 12, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

It’s pretty common to hear people complaining about allergy symptoms in the springtime. But fall allergies are just as real and can cause as much discomfort for those who suffer from them. Ragweed is the biggest culprit this time of year — about 75 percent of people allergic to spring plants also have reactions to ragweed. Mold and dust mites are two more common allergens that can cause your allergy symptoms to flare up during September and October.