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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 >

Snowbirds: How to Prep Your Home for a Winter Away

Snowbirds aren’t actually birds, but if you’re reading this you already know that – since you are one! Being a snowbird means you can pack your bags and head for warmer climes when the weather gets cold. It’s an enviable lifestyle, but with it comes some particular responsibilities. Responsibilities like making sure your empty home … Read More >

Knowing When it’s Time for Furnace Replacement

If you aren’t sure whether or not the time has come for furnace replacement in your home, you are definitely not alone. It can be extremely tough for the average homeowner to be able to tell whether it’s better to repair a unit or get a new one altogether. Blue Ox Heating & Air would … Read More >

Keeping Your Air Clean This Winter

Nobody you ask is going to tell you that they particularly enjoy their home’s air quality during winter. It’s too cold to open up your windows, so things tend to get stuffy. As if that wasn’t bad enough, winter also tends to lead to especially dry air. Cold air doesn’t hold moisture as well, and … Read More >

Is Air Quality Just a Bunch of Hype?

More than likely, when you were growing up your parents didn’t have any kind or air purifiers or filters in your house to improve your indoor air quality and you turned out fine. So what’s the big deal today? Well, for starters, new homes are more tightly sealed in order to save energy, and that can result in a … Read More >

How to Get More Out of Your Mini-Split Heat Pump

You might not think that a mini-split heat pump would be efficient in a cold climate such as Minnesota, but as long as you have it installed properly by a professional, you’ll be surprised at how effective this piece of vital equipment can really be. At Blue Ox, we have the experience necessary to make sure your system … Read More >

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

PROTECT YOUR HEALTH BY IMPROVING YOUR AIR QUALITY Today’s well-insulated homes make it easier and more economical to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, but they also tend to trap pollutants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is typically many times more polluted than the outdoor air in cities like Minneapolis. Included in the … Read More >

Home Heating

The Best Way To Keep Your Home Comfortable We live in a region with wicked extremes—102° and humid in the summer, -60° with wind-chill in the depths of winter. One of the biggest challenges for Minnesotans is staying comfortable despite the less-than-comfortable forecast. Although we Minnesotans are known for venturing outdoors with complete disregard for … Read More >

Heat Pumps in Cold Weather

OPTIMIZE YOUR HOME HEATING WITH A HEAT PUMP Is winter getting the better of your home heating system? If these sub-zero temperatures are sending your furnace into overdrive, but your home doesn’t ever seem to warm up, it may be time to try something different. Heat pumps shift warm air from where it’s not needed to … Read More >

Do-It-Yourself Heating Repair

While the Minneapolis technicians with Blue Ox will obviously be here for you any time you have any sort of heating system problem, we also want to help save you money. We don’t want you to have to pay for a repair that you could probably handle on your own, so here are a few do-it-yourself heating repair tips. These … Read More >