Tag Archives: Heater

The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

Everyone has strong opinions about indoor space heaters. The problem for is, all those opinions can make it hard to get a straight answer about using one. You might hear that everyone should use space heaters in their home… or that indoor space heaters are dangerous and no one should have one in their house. … Read More >

Is Your Heater Ready for Fall? 4 Things to Check to Avoid Freezing Your Butt Off

You don’t want to find out that your furnace isn’t working to it’s best capabilities when it’s November and -20 outside. The best way to afford a mid-Winter breakdown is by keeping up with maintenance and upkeep right before fall begins and the temperatures start sinking lower. Here are four key things to check on before your … Read More >

How NOT to Use Your Heater

When it comes to winter in Minnesota, the name of the game is heating. And yes, as natives know, February is still very much winter in Minnesota. For the next month or two (or three…), your quality of life will be determined largely by your heating. Knowing how to best utilize your heater this winter could … 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 >

7 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year! That means you have a blank slate for the twelve months ahead that you can do whatever you want with. If your goal is to lose weight, go for it. You want to finally book that dream trip to Tokyo? now’s as good a time as any! If you want to … Read More >

All About the 20 Point Furnace Tune Up

Have you ever wondered what repair technicians are actually doing when they’re called to tune up your furnace? That’s totally fair. You’re probably not an HVAC expert, and it’s easy to get paranoid that you’re being taken for a ride when you don’t have the knowhow to question the expert. Blue Ox wants you to … Read More >

How to Spot Heating Problems Before They Become Serious

It’s easy to get a little paranoid about your heater’s reliability, especially in the winter and especially if you’ve had heating problems in the past. Last month, we put together a list of things to check to make sure your furnace is ready for Fall. Well, now Fall is upon is, and if you want … Read More >