Tag Archives: hvac

Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

Your home is your bulwark against the brutal, uncaring cold of the outside. It has served you well through these many winters, and you know it like you know your own mind. Well… except that one room. Come to think of it, several rooms in your house are colder than others. Wait… does that mean … Read More >

Saving on Heating Costs in the New Year

A lot of homeowners think of a high heating bill as something they just have to tolerate. Even DIYers and bargain hunters view heating as the one area where high cost is inevitable. It’s understandable; what if you mess with your heating settings and then your furnace freaks out or your house won’t get warm? … Read More >

Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

Your home is your bulwark against the brutal, uncaring cold of the outside. It has served you well through these many winters, and you know it like you know your own mind. Well… except that one room. Come to think of it, several rooms in your house are colder than others. Wait… does that mean … Read More >

Humidity Control in Your Home

Now that you know what makes humidity tick, it’s time to use our nerdy science powers for good. Environmental control good. We’re basically like mutants. With slightly less impressive powers. Controlling the humidity inside your home is actually pretty simple, once you know how humidity works. A few very common sources account for almost every home’s humidity problems. The … Read More >

Getting to Know Your Thermostat

Your thermostat doesn’t have to be a stranger. In fact, let us introduce you. Introductions usually start with a name, so… the word “thermostat” is a combination of two Greek words. “Thermo,” which means “heat,” and “statos,” which translates to “standing,” “stationary,” or “static.” Thermostat basically means “keeps heat the same.” Thermostats connect to your HVAC … Read More >

Four Benefits of Custom Ductwork

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system may not cross your mind on a frequent basis, but it is likely that the comfort and safety of your home are prominent in your mind. The heating and cooling systems in your home are key components of a comfortable living environment. If any part of the … 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 >

ON ZONE HEATING AND COOLING

Zone heating is a (relatively) new addition to the very old game of HVAC climate control. In fact, a lot of customers we talk to aren’t even familiar with the concept. We here at Blue Ox think that’s a shame (and not just because we went to all that trouble getting really good at installing … Read More >