The Unfiltered Blog

Forming an alliance to advance Iowa’s industries and its youth
July 11, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

We have a problem here in Iowa. Actually, this problem is affecting America as a whole. We need to train and hire 3.4 million skilled workers in the next 10 years. And the demand for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) workers alone is expected to grow by 14 percent by 2024. We could stew and worry and be consumed by the magnitude of this problem, but I’d rather start focusing on the solution.

Taking care of your HVAC system
June 28, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

When properly maintained, your home’s heating and cooling system will last 17 to 20 years. There are many things you can do to keep your HVAC system running at its best.

Should I set my air conditioner fan to "ON" or "AUTO?"
June 13, 2017
By Steve Terry, Service Manager

Chuck and Steve are here to talk about one of the questions we hear all the time: Should I set my HVAC system fan to the “ON” or “AUTO” setting on my thermostat?

What you need to do before turning on your AC this summer
May 10, 2017
By Steve Terry, Service Manager

Have you been waiting to switch on your air conditioner? Here are a few things you must do before turning it on for the warmer months ahead.

Buying a house? You need to ask these questions about its HVAC system
April 17, 2017
By Jason Gassmann, President

During your first house hunt, it’s tempting to focus on finding a place in your dream location that has the perfect flow and right number of bedrooms. But don’t forget to look past the wood floors and granite countertops to ask the right questions about the home’s heating and air conditioning system. Not doing so could cost you thousands if it needs replacing after you purchase the home. We did some of the work for you and listed questions to ask before signing on the dotted line.