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Top 5 Reasons for a Furnace Tune-up

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by

Homeowners frequently ask, “Why does my furnace need a tune-up every year?” As our techs will tell you, a neglected will eventually leave you and your family out in the cold. Here’s the top 5 benefits of regular furnace maintenance.

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The Cause of Refrigerant Leaks

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 by

What causes a/c evaporator coils to leak? We have found this to be the most common problem plaguing air conditioners. To explain this, we first need to bust a common air conditioner myth.

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Cracked Heat Exchangers

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by

Scam alert! This heating season, numerous Dayton heating contractors are lying about cracked heat exchangers in an attempt to sell more furnaces. Protect yourself from furnace fraud with the info in this post.

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REAL Service Technicians

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 by

When you call for furnace or a/c repair, are you getting a repairman or a salesman? Many heating companies have begun using salesmen on service calls and are always pressuring for the replacement. Here's a true story from an encounter with a new breed of "Service Technician."

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How do you choose an HVAC Contractor?

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by

How do you look through the gimmicks and sales pitches to find a reliable HVAC contractor? Here are a few tips to help you make this important decision as well as the issues that set Watkins apart from the competition.

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Heat pump operation 101

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by

Many homes in the Miami Valley are heated and cooled by Heat Pumps, but few homeowners understand how they work. Hopefully I can dispel some of the mystery here.

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Watkins Heating and Cooling Brings Comfort to Hope House Rescue Mission

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 by

Watkins Heating and Cooling today announced a two-year commitment to provide free furnace and air conditioner maintenance to Hope House Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter in neighboring Middletown, Ohio.

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Routine furnace maintenance saves money

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by

Routine maintenance prevents furnace breakdowns. Find out why furnace maintenance is so important to home heating with these 4 real examples of money saving furnace maintenance.

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Heat pump operation 102

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 by

The efficiency and capacity of a heat pump varies with the weather as does the heating needs of your home. How does this effect heat pump sizing and operation cost?

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HVAC Tax Credits and Rebate Changes

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by

The new year brings changes to heating and air conditioner incentive programs. Read about the changes to tax credits and utility rebates in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas.

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It is cold upstairs! Comfort tips for a two-story home.

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 by

Whether you use a gas furnace or a heat pump, two-story or tri-level homes can be difficult to heat and cool evenly. Here are some tips from my personal experience with a cold second story.

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6 Furnace Air Filter Tips

Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 by

Need advice on furnace filters and air cleaners? These quick tips can both save you money and relieve a few allergies.

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We’re Hiring!

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 by

Help wanted! We need to add more seasoned service and installation techs to our team. We have an awesome work environment and top pay.

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Air conditioners & Lightning strikes

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 by

An electrical storm is not an air conditioner's best friend. Here are some helpful tips to protect your a/c or heat pump this Spring.

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Zoning for Solar Energy

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 by

With solar module costs falling and energy costs rising, zoning regulations have become the biggest obstacle to the energy revolution.

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