5 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Save Money On Heating This Winter

It’s October, and as the sun sets earlier every night, you’re probably feeling a bit of the old familiar anxiety creeping up on you. We here in Minnesota have a sort of local motto you may have heard: winter is coming. Even if you’re one of those weirdos who looks forward to winter, because of … Read More >

WHY A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Summers in Minnesota can be brutally hot. Despite months of wishing away the snow-covered driveways and subzero temperatures, glancing at your electric bill or feeling those 80-degree temperatures inside your home isn’t much better. August is one of the hottest months of the year in Minnesota, and selecting the best air conditioning for your home or apartment … Read More >

WHY DRAFTS HAPPEN AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

Picture it: You’re snuggled up, all warm and happy with your loved ones, enjoying a nice toasty fire on a cold winter’s night. You climb up out of the heavy, soft blanket, stretch out, and walk over to grab some marshmallows so you can make s’mores. Then, it hits you: a blast of frigid night … Read More >

WHY YOU NEED CUSTOM DUCTWORK FOR YOUR HOME

You want more money in your bank account, right? Well, in order for that to happen, you’ll either need to make more of it or spend less of it. One way you can save some significant money is by having your ducts insulated. In the long run, this type of custom ductwork will more than … Read More >

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide detectors often go unnoticed. Similar to smoke detectors, they’re always working, but homeowners scarcely interact with them. However, carbon monoxide is tasteless, odorless, and colorless, so our chance of identifying it on our own is virtually non-existent. Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From? Most of the time, carbon monoxide comes from a lack … Read More >

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE AN AIR EXCHANGER

When the same old air sits in an enclosed space for an extended period of time, it starts to get stale. Dust, bacteria, mold, and particles from gas and steam all stay in air, polluting it over time. If your home doesn’t continuously exchange stale air for fresh air, you wind up inhaling all that … Read More >

BUYING A FURNACE FAST

Broken Furnace? Replace it FAST! If your furnace is failing, or if it just went out, you don’t have the luxury of time to meticulously shop through every furnace option. Blue Ox Heating & Air has some basic tips to help you buy a new furnace fast. Know Your Specs—what do you want? Also keep in mind … Read More >

BENEFITS OF A ZONE HEATING SYSTEM

In a perfect world, your entire family would be comfortable with the temperature of your home. Instead, the kids are on the couch with a blanket, and your spouse is sitting in front of a fan. As you heat your home this winter, you can be sure everyone in your home has the same level … Read More >

Beat the Heat with High-Velocity Air Conditioning

High-velocity air conditioning systems may be small in size, but their grip on the cooling market gets tighter every year. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to discover the strengths and weaknesses a high-velocity air conditioning unit offers in addition to what makes it stand apart from other traditional models on the market. What is … Read More >

WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE TIPS

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: … Read More >

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