Air Conditioning Service in the Minneapolis Area
Blue Ox Heating & Air offers 24-hour home air conditioning service to residents of Minneapolis – St. Paul and the surrounding metro area. We do A/C maintenance and repair work, A/C installation, zone cooling systems, ductless air conditioning and more! Our team of NATE-certified HVAC technicians will ensure that your home is truly a place where you can feel cool and comfortable all summer long. We even offer convenient financing options on approved credit. Contact us today to discuss your options!
Air Conditioning Installation Service
Not sure whether to repair or replace? Still trying to decide which cooling option is best for you? Get personalized recommendations by scheduling your consultation today! We’ll measure your home, discuss your comfort needs and learn the particulars to your home before we present you with 3 options to best meet your budget and needs.
Save Money: New air conditioners are much more efficient and save you money right away on your monthly utility bills.
Costly Repairs: If the cost of repairing the old air conditioner is more than few hundred dollars and you intend to own/occupy the home for several more years, you’ll save money with a new cooling system.
Environmentally Friendly: Many of the older models use refrigerants that are harmful to the ozone layer. Most new air conditioners conform to the requirements of Energy Star and work toward protecting the environment from the effects of greenhouse gases.
Greater Convenience: A new air conditioner makes life easier given that they are usually quieter, have a longer life and include a parts and labor warranty.
AC Maintenance and Repair
Regular A/C maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future cooling system problems. Plan your AC tune-ups in the spring. Regular AC maintenance will not only help save on energy costs, it will also help extend the life of your air conditioner unit and the costs of early replacement. Blue Ox Heating & Air is proud to offer exceptional A/C maintenance and tune-up options through our Maintenance Club.
Air Conditioner Maintenance you can do at home
While routine, professional assessments of your air conditioning unit is essential, proper air conditioner maintenance starts at home. The following tips can be used to help maintain your system:
Change Furnace Filter: Dirt can build up in the system if the furnace filter is not changed frequently. Check your filter every month, especially during the summer and winter when use is heavy. A clean filter will promote better air quality and a more efficient system.
Clean Vents: Warm air is drawn in, cooled, and delivered to your home through the vents. Over time dust will settle on them and should be cleaned off several times a year.
Brush Condenser Coil: A clean outdoor unit (condenser) produces cooler air while using less energy. Sometime in the spring, use a vacuum, brush or hose to clean the condenser. Contact an AC service technician if you are unsure how to properly perform this step.
16 Point AC Tune Up: $59
- Test and cycle air conditioner
- Calibrate thermostat and proper operations
- Check temperature drops across evaporator coil
- Check and adjust airflow
- Check and flush condensate drain line
- Check air conditioner circuit breakers
- Check and cycle defrost control
- Check electrical disconnect box
- Inspect condenser fan motor operations and lubricate as necessary
- Inspect and tighten electrical connections
- Visually inspect for minor leaks
- Inspect and test Start/Run capacitors and relays
- Test operations and condition of compressor contractor
- Inspect blower assembly operation, lubricate and adjust as necessary
- Check amperage of compressor for proper power operations
- Clean outdoor condenser coil and remove debris from unit
High Velocity Air Conditioning
No Problem. High Velocity Air Conditioning is a great option for older homes with no existing ductwork in place. Our HVAC technicians will “snake” small flexible tubes in and around existing construction for a non-noticeable “cool” solution that will help maintain the architectural integrity of your home!
Zone Cooling System
Zone heating and cooling systems help maximize the comfort in your home by allowing you to control the temperature in each area or “zone” using a thermostat. This helps to eliminate hot and cold spots around your home and improves the efficiency of your heating or cooling unit. Blue Ox Heating & Air zone heating and cooling systems are a great way to manage your energy costs while adding value to your home. With the savings you’ll see on your next energy bill, zone systems will virtually pay for themselves. The team at Blue Ox is happy to provide a free evaluation to determine how much a new zone system installation will cost.
Ductless Air Conditioning
Ductless, mini split-system air conditioners are a great solution for radiator-heated homes that do not have a duct system to move the air. They are amazingly efficient and quiet, as well. Mini-split systems are also popular in duplexes and apartment complexes where distribution ductwork is not feasible.
When to Replace your Air Conditioner
Old Equipment: If your equipment is more than 10 years old, consider replacing with newer, more efficient AC or cooling equipment.
High Energy Bills: While electricity rates fluctuate each month, if your energy bills have skyrocketed there may be something wrong with your air conditioner. Our technicians will verify that you are using the correctly sized unit for your property and take you through a list of possible scenarios that may be the cause of your high utility bills.
Irregular Cooling: If one room of the house is sweltering while the other feels like a freezer, your air conditioner is likely operating inefficiently. Your system may need to be rebalanced or replaced. One of our professional HVAC technicians will evaluate the source and address your needs with affordable solutions.
Humid Indoor Air: When the air in your home feels moist and clammy, your unit may be suffering from a significant operational problem. Air conditioners pull moisture from the air during a cooling cycle; when that doesn’t occur, you may have a problem. A new air conditioner installation may be your best bet to save money and keep your family comfortable.
Refrigerant Leak: If you have a leak in your air conditioning system, the refrigerant charge (amount of refrigerant in the system) may become too low to keep up with the cooling needs of your home.
Change in Outdoor Airflow: If the condenser experiences reduced air flow or higher outdoor temperatures, the capacity of the air conditioner may become compromised.
Frozen Evaporator Coil: When the airflow through the evaporator is restricted, the coil will likely freeze. In time, a frozen coil will damage the compressor.
Leaking Ducts: Even if your air conditioning unit is in perfect operating condition, you can still lose up to 40% of your energy if there is a leak in your ductwork. Our team is specially trained to check for duct leaks and insulation.
Financing: Blue Ox Heating & Air offers multiple financing options for all types of heating and cooling repair and installations. We use a variety of sources to help give you the best options available so you can stay comfortable all year round.
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Heating & Cooling FAQs: Most commonly asked questions regarding heating and cooling installation, repair, maintenance, home air quality and more answered by real certified HVAC technicians.