Can you imagine what it was like for the indigenous tribes and settlers living in the spectacular scenery of St. Paul, MN? How difficult the winters would be for them with convenient climate control technology to keep them warm and safe from the ravages of a Minnesota winter?
HVAC appliances are vital to the wellbeing of our community. Without furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and air conditioners it would be a much tougher life. St. Paul is the capital of the great state of MN and is the second most populated city following Minneapolis, MN. Blue Ox loves being the most relied upon Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Service in the Twin Cities.
Our city is a vibrant cultural hub. There’s plenty of enriching activities and art venues to explore year-round. The Minnesota Opera, Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts draw visitors from all over the state. St Paul hosts the Soapboxing Poetry Slam and is proud to be the home of National Poetry Slam winners who represent the growing interest in literature and the performing arts.
The team at Blue Ox Heating and Air knows St. Paulites can’t be stopped by a polar vortex, but they still need to be cozy and warm. Maintaining the health of your climate control system is of paramount importance. A house without heating during an Arctic blast could be more than uncomfortable, it is dangerous. We help the community prepare for the worst weather at an affordable price.
Regular Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Services
Most homes throughout the United States would benefit from scheduled, routine maintenance to their HVAC systems. Heating and air conditioning repair is best prevented with this type of package because the appliance doesn’t have the opportunity to deteriorate. Our talented technicians will intercept a problem before it happens and provide you with the most energy-efficient options.
Investing in routine repairs may sound like a cost you can’t afford, but did you know an ENERGY STAR efficient appliance installed by a licensed expert can save you up to 20 percent on your utility bills.
Older furnaces and air conditioners use more energy because they have to work harder to meet the set temperature. All household utilities have limited lifespans and it’s wiser to invest in new equipment periodically to save you money and protect the environment. Older models waste up to 30 percent more energy than their modern counterparts. Add up your annual utility bills and you’ll find new appliances will save you a lot more money than skimping out on new technology.
The Importance of NATE-Certification
Our team is certified by the NATE (North American Technician Excellence Board) who ensure their skills meet industry standards. We send employees off to be trained in heating and air conditioning repair where the appliances are produced. This allows them to witness how these utilities are expected to function and provide them with the ability to correctly repair them.
Technicians must pass a comprehensive skills exam and excel in a specialty evaluation. Our team members have all scored well on the ICE test (Industry Competency Exam) before being permitted to respond to service calls.
The exam scores and specialty qualifications are matched with experience and a desire to excel in their role as a Blue Ox technician. We hire people we trust to represent us. Our decades of experience, expertise, and affordable prices keep customers returning to us for all of their St. Paul, MN heating and air conditioning repair needs.
“This past summer our air conditioner wasn’t producing enough cool air to air condition a dollhouse, let our six-bedroom house! My youngest daughter has a skin condition that’s aggravated by extending exposure to hot and humid conditions. She breaks out in hives and gets tired. It’s difficult watching my baby suffer. We knew the AC needed to be replaced but we were putting it off in hopes of saving money for it instead of putting it on credit.
We called Blue Ox because they had a special deal for heating and air conditioning repair and tune-up. Unfortunately, we didn’t need the tune-up. We needed a new central air system. The friendly technician let us apply the deal to our bill and helped us choose an air conditioner that would save us money and keep our baby girl from suffering.
Don’t delay getting in touch with Blue Ox. They’re affordable, honest, and quick. I was pleasantly surprised by the affordability of our new central air system.”
– Theresa Cook, Minneapolis, September 2019
Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Red Flags That Cannot Be Ignored
There are a couple of important considerations to keep in mind when caring for your climate system. Ignoring these heating and air conditioning repair warning signs is done at the peril of your bank account and potentially the safety of everyone who lives or works in your home or place of business.
If your furnace does not seem to be working the way it did for years, use your senses to help determine what is going on. Sight, smell and sound can help you determine the urgency of the matter at hand. Smell it is possible to smell rubber burning, electrical wiring melting and dust burning. If rubber is burning it could be a fan belt Is ready to break. Something more serious would be the burner rolling out into the external furnace cabinet making wiring melt down. Neither one is good, you should turn off the furnace and call 911 to prevent a possible house fire. Keep your eyes open, look for signs of smoke either in the mechanical room or coming out the registers. Remember where there is smoke, there is fire. Finally, sound can lead you to the problem too. Delay ignition of natural gas can cause a small explosion inside the furnace and flames to escape the combustion chamber and furnace itself too. Don’t mess around with this call a professional to come figure how to fix the situation.In the absence of fire, turn off the appliance and immediately schedule a heating and air conditioning repair.
Air conditioners have warning signs too. If your air conditioner is not cooling properly, first check the furnace filter, fuse box and temperature setting on the thermostat. If that’s okay, look for signs of frost on the refrigeration lines, water at the base of the furnace, frost on the outdoor unit or no air flow coming out of the vents. If anyone these symptoms are present, there is a possibility of a refrigeration leak in the system. At this point you will need to call in an expert to fix the problem.
We value your business and we promise to help you resolve your HVAC issues affordably and efficiently. Please give us, Blue Ox Heating & Air, a call to schedule your appointment today!