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Babe’s Guide to Showing Your Furnace a Little Love

During our cold Minnesota winters, my love for Bessie the Yeller Cow keeps me warm in the ice and snow. While that may work for a blue ox like me, showing a little love to your HVAC system is the best way for homeowners to guarantee a comfy home all season long. Here’s what you … Read More >

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4 HVAC Projects for Better Home Efficiency in 2020

The new year is as good a time as any to take stock of your home’s efficiency needs. From system updates to routine maintenance, there are plenty of opportunities to maximize your HVAC system’s function. Here are a few essential strategies to input into your 2020 routine. Resolutions for HVAC Efficiency 1. Change Your Air … Read More >

Babe’s Guide to HVAC Efficiency Statistics

No matter what time of year, your home depends on your HVAC system to keep it comfortable. How you treat your unit, however, will dictate how efficiently it will perform from year-to-year. To give you an idea of what efficiency means for your unit (and your wallet), it’s important to know how your decisions affect … Read More >

Babe’s Holiday HVAC Safety Tips

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to deck the halls and prep for all your family festivities. My team at Blue Ox Heating & Air wants to ensure you have a cozy and safe home this December, so make your maintenance checklist early (and check it twice!) for an HVAC system that … Read More >

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A Guide to Efficiency When Upgrading Your HVAC System

While maintenance goes a long way in the life of an HVAC system, eventually it will be time to replace the unit for a new state-of-the-art model. Like when Babe came into Paul Bunyan’s life, a new system can make your heating work smarter and more efficiently, saving your wallet and unit from wasting unnecessary … Read More >

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3 Signs You Need a Whole Home Dehumidifier

Your home should be your haven, a place to relax and unwind. When it feels stuffy and musty, though, it can be challenging to get comfortable. Areas of your home that are at the water line—such as a basement—can fall victim to excess humidity that will permeate your interior air quality. To circumvent this issue, … Read More >

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Babe the Blue Ox’s Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Throughout my many years in Minnesota, I’ve learned what it takes to weather our harsh winters. My blue coat even came from a season so cold that the snow turned blue. To make your home a refuge from the wind and snow, though, you need to think ahead in the fall to prep your HVAC … Read More >

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Fall Furnace Tune-Up

Minnesota winters require a well-working furnace in your home to brace the bitter cold. When you don’t give your unit the care it needs, though, it will have to work harder to do its job—or break down when you need it most. Here’s why you should have an HVAC contractor check in with your furnace … Read More >

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner Making That Noise?

The last thing you want to hear is a new noise coming from your HVAC system. Unfortunately, many noises tied to your HVAC system indicate larger problems, which is why knowing what each sound means is so important. Here are a few noises you might hear and what they could mean for your air conditioner. 3 … Read More >

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