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What You Shouldn’t Do When Heating Your Home

Minnesota winters are notoriously cold, which makes a cozy, heated home all the more necessary. When considering your heating bill, though, it can feel like you never find a happy medium between affordability and comfort. This misconception roots in a handful of common mistakes that many homeowners employ once temperatures drop. Here are what you’re … Read More >

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How to Shut Down Your AC Unit for Fall

When fall weather starts to set in, the last bit of housekeeping on your mind is your AC. Your dependable companion during the blistering summer months, though, needs a bit of attention before you turn it off until next year. Here’s what AC maintenance should be at the top of your to-do list this season. … Read More >

Fall Furnace Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

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 … Read More >

HVAC Maintenance: Is Your Furnace Ready for the Winter?

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 … Read More >

How Your Home Can Benefit From Ductwork Sealing

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 … Read More >

Getting a Second Opinion from a Contractor

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 … Read More >

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

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 … Read More >


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 >


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 … Read More >


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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