Bell Brothers offers reliable air conditioning services to keep your system running safely and efficiently. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, our technicians get the latest training on even the most sophisticated air conditioning systems and can service any system no matter the brand or size. Explore our range of AC services offered for the Des Moines metro area.

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Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance

Is your AC system not cooling your home? Upon inspection, our skilled HVAC technicians will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnosis of your problem. 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% customer satisfaction rating for our service. We’re also available for emergency services via our 24-hour line.

Invest in your system and prevent costly repairs with air conditioning 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 AC tune-ups include:

  • Electrical components and controls inspection
  • Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils, if necessary
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Battery replacement in your programmable thermostat (once a year)
  • Oiling the motor, if necessary
  • AC unit interior cleaning

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Replacement and New AC System Installation

Replacing an air conditioner is a big decision, and our experts are here to help. After carefully assessing your home envelope and existing ductwork, we’ll help you find the ideal replacement air conditioner for your home, lifestyle, and budget. Our experienced installers will ensure your system is set up to deliver maximum performance and efficiency from day one. We offer free in-home estimates and Virtual Tech Connect, which lets you get an accurate, no-surprises replacement estimate via video chat using your mobile device.

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Another Satisfied Customer

"Great service!! Furnace and Air Conditioner install and Duct cleaning. Everything was great from beginning of the job until they finished. 3 different crews within a 4 day segment. Every crew did a awesome job. Thank you to all the guys hard work and dedication to get the job done. We really appreciate it"

- Johnny E.

"Highly recommend Bell Brothers! I’ve used them for over 10 years, and they have always been reliable, professional, knowledgeable & great quality. I recently had a full system replacement & they were wonderful. When my furnace went out, they even came out within the hour & got my furnace running for the couple of days before my replacement appointment. Excellent customer service!"

- Kelly P.

"Alex did a great job of quickly fixing our issue but also took the time to give us excellent advice! Bell brothers responded with a repair person the same day I called. I highly recommend them for all your HVAC needs."

- Jon P.

"Ryan was very nice and professional. The lady that I talked with at Bell Brothers was extremely nice and helpful too. I called about my furnace not working and they were out fixing it within the hour! I highly recommend Bell Brothers."

- John K.

"I have been a Bell Brothers customer for over 30 years, for both residential and commercial needs. I have always felt I received fair treatment, good service and quality installations. I have never been "oversold," which I know can happen elsewhere. The most recent install was handled beautifully and the crew cleaned up after themselves. They took the time to explain the system and help me set up my thermostat. I plan to be a customer as long as I am treated this way!"

- Sheree C.

"The whole Bell Brothers experience was amazing. I filled out an online form for a free furnace replacement estimate and got a call from LJ. We made an appointment for him to come to my house and sat and talked through our options. He was very detailed and upfront about everything and we decided to do a whole system replacement because of the great value. Maison, Loren, and John showed up the day of the appointment right on time and worked hard all day. I could not be more satisfied with the work that they did and their friendliness. They did amazing work and cleaned up more than they needed to. Bell Brothers will have my business for years to come."

- Brian M.

"Very helpful in setting up our maintenance program! Lindsey was so easy to work with. Bell Bros was there for us when we had a heating issue. They made sure we were taken care of. Can’t thank them enough!"

- Kevin S.

"Bell Bros has been our go-to for HVAC maintenance for 17 years. They have always been professional and on-time and kept our systems running trouble-free. The one time we needed a repair, they came and fixed it immediately. Good folks, good work."

- Amanda G.

"The installation crew of Zivko Cuca and Jacob Mathews from Bell Brothers Heating & Cooling not only installed the new furnace but also went beyond that and corrected two issues with past installations. Great Job!"

- Elaine N.

"We have been customers of Bell Brothers for decades. That kind of says it all. Good service and timely response. Ryan has been our technician for over a year. Always enjoy his great customer service and attention to detail. Thanks!!"

- Sue G.

"We are so happy with Bell Brothers in everything they’ve done. Furnace maintenance and new air conditioner. Their service reps are the best and we have a favorite. All are so informative and make sure you understand how to get the best from your system."

- Kristie M.

"We have used Bell Brothers Heating and Cooling for many years in 2 different homes. 3 years ago they did a total HVAC system replace when we moved into our current home. They do a thorough job with the twice a year system maintenance they conduct. Today's maintenance we had done was completed by their technician Aidas and he was very courteous and answered all my questions. I highly recommend them for any heating and cooling needs."

- Scott B.

"I've done business with Bell Brothers for years and have never been disappointed with their service. Adis is fantastic! We were first introduced to him 1 year ago when he came to our house for furnace maintenance and we've requested him since. A great communicator, he explained things thoroughly. Highly professional and very personable. Adis is a credit to Bell Brothers. We will continue to use Bell Brothers and will always ask for Adis."

- Daniel S.

"Our technician, Ryan, was extremely professional and very friendly. Informed me of a small issue that he quickly fixed. He even installed new batteries in our thermostat. Highly recommend Bell Brothers."

- Denise W.

"Our heat stopped working on Thursday night in the middle of the blizzard. We initially thought it was just having trouble keeping up but realized, when we woke up Friday morning to a 57° house, that it was not working. We called Bell Brothers and Ryan came out first thing the next morning (CHRISTMAS EVE). He was prompt, professional, and did exceptional work. He was thorough in diagnosing the problem and then made a separate trip to pick up a new exhaust fan motor and came back and installed it immediately 😲. Thanks to Bell Brothers, and Ryan’s willingness to work on Christmas Eve, we will have a cozy Christmas. ❤️💚"

- John H.

"We trust Bell Brothers when it comes to our heating and cooling system. Adis has been checking our system for several years. We have complete confidence in the work he performs. Great communicator and a nice guy as well.."

- Cory S.

"Fantastic tech, Sam Didic came to do routine maintenance on my A/C. Called ahead of time, showed up at scheduled time and did a very thorough job. Courteous,!professional and knowledgeable!! Wish I could request him ALL the time, but haven’t had a bad experience yet using this business!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! He’s a fantastic “face” for Bell Brothers!! He even replaced a part on my new water heater that was a manufacturer defect."

- Carol A.

"Our tech, Hussein Sabic has cared for our system for several years and is always very pleasant, polite, and respectful of our property. He also does a thorough job of assessing and maintaining our HVAC system and keeping me updated on its status and condition. I really appreciate his work!"

- Allen B.

"Technician was on time, friendly, and explained things very well for us. We have been customers of Bell Brothers for years and have always been pleased with their service."

- Deanna C.

"Bell Brothers is a well oiled machine! From website request, to follow-up, scheduling, and on site work - Chad was on time, professional and efficient. I could not have hoped for more. Well done!."

- S. McCarthy


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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Frequently Asked Questions

How many years does an air conditioner last?

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.


Bell Brothers provides heating and cooling services in Des Moines and the surrounding areas of Altoona, Ankeny, Berwick, Bondurant, Clive, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

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