Improve the Air Quality in your Home with these simple HVAC tips

No matter what the season, allergens can pose a real problem to allergy and asthma sufferers. And, unfortunately, the problem is not confined to just the outdoors. Allergens can regularly and unsafely enter the home.  Many homeowners often complain that their allergies are just as bad indoors as they are outdoors and are often looking … Read More >

How Your Home Can Benefit From Ductwork Sealing

Traditional HVAC systems rely on a network of ducts running throughout the walls, ceilings, and floors to deliver air from the furnace or air conditioner into the interior of the home. Design changes in recent years have made ductwork much more energy-efficient than in the past, but if they are not well-sealed, a lot of air can be … Read More >

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

PROTECT YOUR HEALTH BY IMPROVING YOUR AIR QUALITY Today’s well-insulated homes make it easier and more economical to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, but they also tend to trap pollutants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is typically many times more polluted than the outdoor air in cities like Minneapolis. Included in the … Read More >

How Does Indoor Air Quality Impact Your Family’s Health?

At Blue Ox Heating & Air, we strive to educate families throughout the Minneapolis, MN, area on the importance of regular furnace and AC maintenance. Our tune-ups not only improve system performance and prevent breakdowns, but they also keep building occupants healthy. Cleaning ducts and registers and changing dirty filters prevents contaminants from recirculating in the air. For further … Read More >

Feeling Sick? How Air Quality Impacts Health

Outdoor air pollutants are fairly well-known and publicized, but indoor air pollution can be just as damaging to your health. The World Health Organization points to several complications and increased risks from low indoor air quality, including higher rates of pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer. Many of these complications are attributable to poor use of … Read More >

Home Allergy Protection: Air Quality to Keep You Safe

Simply mentioning the word pollen is enough to make any allergy sufferer’s nose itch, eyes water and skin crawl if they have fallen victim to pollen-triggered allergies before. Unfortunately, for those who suffer from allergies, summer offers no relief from excessive itching and sneezing. As a result, air quality plays an important role in home … Read More >

Handling Home Air Quality With Pets

Pets are awesome. They snuggle us when we’re sad, give us energy when we’re lagging, and they’re always around to help us through the day. Whether you have a dog, cat, domesticated raccoon, or who-knows-what, however, pets leave things behind. Things like dander and hair. Pet hair is self explanatory. We all know what it … Read More >

Fight Outdoor Allergies with Clean Indoor Air

Outdoor allergy season is in bloom! Nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States. With pollen and other allergens floating around outside, it’s vital to have clean indoor air. Not only do people with allergies seek refuge inside to escape from allergens, the average American spends 9 out of 10 hours indoors, so it’s … Read More >

TOP HEATING AND COOLING BLOGS OF ALL TIME

Looking for the best heating and cooling blogs? Blue Ox Heating & Air is bringing back some of our most successful posts by popular demand! Below are the top heating and cooling blogs ever published by Blue Ox. 10 Benefits to Using a Dehumidifier Without a doubt, too little moisture in the air can be … Read More >

Detecting the “Silent Killer” aka Carbon Monoxide

Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a stealthy culprit and can easily go undetected in your home potentially leading to serious problems.  Even death.  According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average, about 170 people die per year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Known to be one of the leading … Read More >

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