Tag Archives: air conditioning

Preserving Indoor Air Quality This Summer

There are several reasons why air pollution tends to be at its worst during summer. The days are longer and the sun is stronger, which means more ultraviolet radiation. The air tends not to move as much as in other seasons. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, a study published in Environmental Science & … Read More >

The Patriotic Blue Ox Veterans Contest Has Begun!

Blue Ox Heating & Air is teaming up with WWTC AM 1280 The Patriot to honor veterans and active military personnel with the Patriotic Blue Ox Veterans Contest! How Does It Work? Every week, Blue Ox and The Patriot are hiding the “Patriotic Blue Ox” somewhere on their sites–and no, the one up there doesn’t … 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 >

A Guide to Energy Efficient Air Conditioners

The rest of the country may assume it’s always cold in Minnesota, but any state resident knows the truth. High-quality AC is important for getting through Minnesota’s surprisingly brutal, muggy summers. There are a lot of myths about what exactly high-quality AC means, however. Some of them are as silly as the notion that it’s … Read More >

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

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 … Read More >

Keeping Cool Without Central Air

Summer is supposed to be the most enjoyable time of the year. If you don’t have central air conditioning, however, chances are you don’t feel that way. You shouldn’t have to spend your whole summer trying increasingly creative (or desperate) things to stay cool. There’s another way… a better way! If you don’t have the requisite … Read More >

Does Your Air Conditioner Need Refrigerant?

Summer is in full swing, and air conditioning units are cranked on high! With the summer heat bearing down, we wanted to use our technical knowledge to share some tips for staying cool. Did you know refrigerant is a vital component to keeping your air conditioner running smoothly? With low levels of refrigerant, your AC … Read More >

Maintaining Your Cool: 3 DIY Air Conditioner Tips

In Minnesota, people tend to lose their grasp of time in the seemingly endless snow and ice that dominate a large portion of the year. However, as the sunshine and heat roll in, it’s time to start thinking summertime. Almost all Minnesotans you talk to today are thrilled with the change in weather—until they’re faced with … 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 >

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 >