Tag Archives: home heating

What Keeps Your Home Warm?

You know that nursery rhyme, rain, rain go away, come again some other day? Shouldn’t we have one of those for snow by now? As you sat in your house watching the snow fly last night, I’m sure the horrifying thought went through your head: this winter is never going to end. With that in … 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 >

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 >

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Save Money On Heating This Winter

It’s October, and as the sun sets earlier every night, you’re probably feeling a bit of the old familiar anxiety creeping up on you. We here in Minnesota have a sort of local motto you may have heard: winter is coming. Even if you’re one of those weirdos who looks forward to winter, because of … Read More >


You want more money in your bank account, right? Well, in order for that to happen, you’ll either need to make more of it or spend less of it. One way you can save some significant money is by having your ducts insulated. In the long run, this type of custom ductwork will more than … Read More >


Broken Furnace? Replace it FAST! If your furnace is failing, or if it just went out, you don’t have the luxury of time to meticulously shop through every furnace option. Blue Ox Heating & Air has some basic tips to help you buy a new furnace fast. Know Your Specs—what do you want? Also keep in mind … Read More >


Every person has his or her own idea of what’s comfortable inside the home. Some people like the temperature to be 68 degrees, while others want it toastier – around 74 or 75 degrees. This can lead to seemingly endless squabbles as people can’t come to an agreement as to where the thermostat should be … Read More >

5 Signs You Should Replace Your Insulation

According to Energystar.gov, the heat leaking out through gaps in a typical home is equivalent to leaving a window open every day of the year! Homeowners can save an average of 11% of total energy costs by adding insulation to their attics, floors, and basements. If your insulation isn’t up to snuff, your house is … Read More >