Air conditioner repair, maintenance and installation

Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning maintains, repairs, sells and installs high-efficiency air conditioning equipment and geothermal systems. No matter what brand it is, Bell Brothers keep your AC system running safely and at peak performance for years to come.

The Best Techs in the AC Repair, Maintenance and Installation Business

As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer serving customers in the Greater Des Moines area, our techs get the latest training on even the most sophisticated AC systems. Count on our air conditioner repair and maintenance services to help you extend the life of your current system. However, when replacing your system becomes more cost-effective than AC repair, our home comfort consultants will recommend a new AC unit that’s the best long-term value for your home, lifestyle and budget. Then, our air conditioning installation techs will ensure your system is set up to deliver maximum performance and efficiency from day one.

The ideal air conditioner replacement for your home

Replacing an air conditioner is a big decision, and your Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning home comfort expert will take it as seriously as you do. After carefully assessing your home envelope and existing ductwork, we'll help you find the ideal AC replacement for your home, lifestyle, and budget. Our factory-trained, highly experienced Air Conditioner installers take pride in configuring your system to deliver maximum performance and efficiency. We offer free in-home estimates and have recently expanded to offer Virtual Tech Connect, which lets you get an accurate, no-surprises replacement estimate via video chat using your mobile device. Learn more about our virtual offering.

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Prompt air conditioning repair and maintenance services

When you need AC repair, maintenance or tune-ups, get timely, reliable and trusted expertise from the technicians at Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning.

Air conditioning repair for all brands
Our skilled air conditioner repair technicians give you an accurate, honest diagnosis of your problem, no matter what brand of AC you own. We keep a large inventory of replacement parts on hand to help get your AC back up and running quickly. It’s no wonder an independent survey showed a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating for our service. Call our 24-hour line in the case of an emergency or schedule an appointment during office hours at.

Routine air conditioner maintenance
Routine maintenance more than pays for itself by increasing system lifespan, maximizing efficiency and identifying potential problems before they become expensive headaches. Bell Brothers precision furnace tune-ups include:

  • Inspect electrical components and controls
  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils, if necessary
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Replace batteries in your programmable thermostat (once a year)
  • Oil the motor, if necessary
  • Clean the unit's interior

Industry-leading expertise
Bell Brothers is a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer in Des Moines. But we also repair, service and maintain all makes of air conditioners including Trane, Lennox, Rheem, York, Amana, Goodman and more.

Not sure if you need a tech to come to your home to fix your system? Try Virtual Tech Connect. It connects you via video chat with a tech who will troubleshoot the problem. If it’s not something they can help you fix yourself, your tech will help you get an in-home service call scheduled. Get more details.

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Another Satisfied Customer

"Extremely Impressed: Great company and a pleasure to work with. Came out on a Saturday on short notice to install my new Carrier heating-AC unit. Gave a very thorough demonstration of everything. Very pleased and would certainly go with them again."
- Mark S.

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Join the Comfort Club

The Bell Brothers Comfort Club offers three levels of annual maintenance service to fit your air conditioning service needs and budget. Explore the advantages of club membership beyond ensuring peak performance while extending the lifespan of both your furnace and air conditioner.

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If your furnace or AC is acting up, consider making Virtual Tech Connect your first step. For less than half the normal in-home service fee, you can video chat (via Zoom, FaceTime or Facebook Messenger) with one of our expert techs who can see and hear what’s going on with your system. If the problem is not something simple that the tech can talk you through fixing, your virtual tech will help you get an in-home service call set up.

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Fall Rebates

Great rebates with HVAC system purchase

Now is a great time to replace your aging air conditioner and furnace. You can buy a new Carrier® high-efficiency system and save up to $2,325 in rebates. Offer ends soon.

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Great rebates with HVAC system purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

The typical lifespan is about 12 to 15 years. The best ways to increase an AC’s useful lifespan is:

  • Having the right size system for your house — too big and too small can both cut lifespan
  • Not stressing your system to keep your house overly cool (should be between 72 and 74 degrees)
  • Getting regular annual maintenance

There are various levels of maintenance offered. Bell Brothers’ basic annual AC or furnace tune-up is $94.95, plus tax. All Bell Brothers’ maintenance options come with our Expert Promise: If we service your furnace or AC and it breaks down during the season, we’ll refund the maintenance fee. Check the full line of Bell Brothers maintenance offerings.

Air conditioner maintenance is a set of steps that involves cleaning, checking and recalibrating (if needed) the systems of a furnace or air conditioner. Regular maintenance minimizes the chances of breakdown, can catch issues when they are smaller and less expensive to repair, and ensures the unit’s safe operation.

Once a year, ideally in early spring. You should also get your furnace serviced in the early fall. Annual maintenance is a smart investment in maximizing both performance and lifespan of your furnace and AC.

A typical residential install takes one working day (about eight hours).

Bell Brothers services all brands of furnaces and air conditioners.

It could be a lot of reasons. To narrow it down, check these things first:

  • The cooling system is turned on at the thermostat; it’s easy to turn on the heat when you mean to turn on the AC
  • The temperature is set correctly
  • The main fan of the HVAC system is running
  • The furnace/AC filter isn’t dirty
  • The tube that drains condensation from the AC isn’t plugged
  • The breaker in the house’s electrical box that serves your furnace hasn’t popped off

If all those things are OK and there’s still warm air coming out of the vents, here are the three most likely problems, all of which require a technician to repair:

  • The system has a refrigerant gas leak so the compressor cannot create cold air
  • An electronic component is not telling the compressor to turn on
  • The compressor itself isn’t working properly

As with all things mechanical, the sooner you get the AC professionally evaluated, the better the chance you can limit repair costs.

Locations We Serve

Bell Brothers serves customers in Des Moines and the surrounding areas of Altoona, Ankeny, Berwick, Bondurant, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.