Category Archives: Maintenance

Fall Furnace Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Posted on: August 23, 2019

DIY FURNACE MAINTENANCE If you’re preparing for winter, it’s important to service your furnace before the blistering cold temperatures hit so that you stay comfortable all season long. By practicing the proper furnace maintenance, you can save time and money. If you are not sure how to maintain your own furnace, here are some valuable […]

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HVAC Maintenance: Is Your Furnace Ready for the Winter?

Posted on: August 7, 2019

As the State Fair winds down and kids head back to school, it’s hard to imagine but colder temps are just around the corner. Minnesotans endure some of the most brutal temperatures in the country and you want to ensure you and your family has a safe and warm home throughout the season. One of […]

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How Your Home Can Benefit From Ductwork Sealing

Posted on: August 7, 2019

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 […]

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Getting a Second Opinion from a Contractor

Posted on: August 7, 2019

One of the worst things that happens in the HVAC industry is when a contractor overcharges for work. Frankly, it can give everyone in the business a bad name. If you ever receive an estimate from a technician that you think is outlandish, don’t ever be afraid to get a second opinion; doing so could […]

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4 Things To Do Before You Turn Your Furnace Off for the Season

Posted on: August 7, 2019

As the weather gets warmer, so does your home. Do you know what you should be doing for your furnace at the end of the season? It’s important to complete end of season furnace maintenance such as checking for carbon monoxide. On average, about 170 people in the US die every year from CO produced by non-automotive […]

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

Posted on: August 6, 2019

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we like to help our readers prepare their heating and cooling for eachseason. We’ve provided plenty of tips on how to save money on heating during cold winter months, but what about when it starts warming up? Though we’re wary of admitting it, it seems that spring […]

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TIPS FOR KEEPING FURNACES IN GOOD WORKING ORDER

Posted on: August 6, 2019

There aren’t many situations that are as panic-inducing as having your furnace suddenly stop working on a blustery, cold day. Not only can this situation be extremely inconvenient, but it can also be dangerous as well. In order to keep your family safe and comfortable, you can depend on Blue Ox Heating & Air to […]

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WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE TIPS

Posted on: August 6, 2019

While there are a lot of air conditioning maintenance tips you should follow, different measures should be taken for window mounted air conditioning units. These units are unique in that they sit outside the window, cool one specific area, and are generally removed seasonally. Follow these tips to keep your window AC unit functioning efficiently and effectively: […]

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AC Maintenance: 3 Reasons to Keep Your AC Coils Clean

Posted on: August 6, 2019

Has your energy bill been unreasonably high lately? One contributing factor could be your air conditioning coils. Your air conditioner is a complicated machine with many parts that require regular maintenance and you could be making or breaking the bank with your energy bills. According to Angie’s List, experts estimate that if your air conditioner […]

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5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Posted on: August 6, 2019

Home is where the heart is. We’ve all heard it, but somehow we forget about our homes when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Every February 14th, we take time to show our love to the family and friends we spend our time with; but what about where we spend most of our time? Our homes. After […]

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