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Dominican Missions 2017

Dominican Missions 2017

Posted on August 7,2017

For years our family has been personally involved in overseas missions work. Our business is seasonal which makes it easy to get away in the slow time for a family missions trip overseas. We love working alongside local churches in impoverished countries, but we can rarely do more than treat the symptoms of poverty. Our […]

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Goodbye Freon!

Goodbye Freon!

Posted on May 2,2017

Freon 22 is being phased out to protect the Ozone Layer. How does this effect you?

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Utility Heating & Cooling Rebates Explained

Utility Heating & Cooling Rebates Explained

Posted on May 2,2017

In the Miami Valley there are three utility companies offering heating & cooling rebates. The rebates available to you depend on where you live and on who supplies your power.

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Air Conditioner Covers

Air Conditioner Covers

Posted on May 2,2017

As autumn comes and the leaves fall, we receive many inquiries about protective covers for air conditioners. Are these necessary? What are the pros & cons?

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Posted on May 2,2017

Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. How can you protect your family from this odorless gas? The time change is a great time for a quick CO refresher.

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Factory Warranties

Factory Warranties

Posted on May 2,2017

It has become increasingly difficult for the consumer to know how much weight to give the parts warranty when choosing a new system. Here are two major warranty issues to consider when researching for an hvac investment.

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Home Humidity 101

Home Humidity 101

Posted on May 2,2017

We are only halfway through December and we’ve already installed a full winter’s budget of Aprilaire humidifiers. It looks like static and dryness have settled in for the winter. Perfect timing for a quick refresher course on home humidification.

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Introduction to Our Work in St. Vincent

Introduction to Our Work in St. Vincent

Posted on May 2,2017

Randy and I left chilly Ohio on January 4th for a three-month missions trip to the island of St. Vincent. Follow our progress through our blog.

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Air conditioner maintenance | Water leaks

Air conditioner maintenance | Water leaks

Posted on May 2,2017

Why do air conditioners leak water? The usual suspect is a lack of air conditioner maintenance. A good tune-up should include cleaning the condensate drain.

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Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning

Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning

Posted on May 2,2017

Can Air Conditioner maintenance really save you money? We explain why a dirty air conditioner runs hot, stressing your energy bill and your air conditioner’s compressor.

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Zoning for Solar Energy

Zoning for Solar Energy

Posted on May 2,2017

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

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Posted on May 2,2017

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

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

Posted on May 2,2017

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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HVAC Tax Credits and Rebate Changes

HVAC Tax Credits and Rebate Changes

Posted on May 2,2017

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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REAL Service Technicians

REAL Service Technicians

Posted on May 2,2017

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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Cracked Heat Exchangers

Cracked Heat Exchangers

Posted on December 2,2015

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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Top 5 Reasons for a Furnace Tune-up

Top 5 Reasons for a Furnace Tune-up

Posted on October 7,2015

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

The Cause of Refrigerant Leaks

Posted on July 15,2015

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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How do you choose an HVAC Contractor?

How do you choose an HVAC Contractor?

Posted on June 18,2015

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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Air conditioners & Lightning strikes

Air conditioners & Lightning strikes

Posted on April 12,2015

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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Heat pump operation 102

Heat pump operation 102

Posted on February 8,2015

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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Heat pump operation 101

Heat pump operation 101

Posted on January 21,2015

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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6 Furnace Air Filter Tips

6 Furnace Air Filter Tips

Posted on October 10,2014

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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Routine furnace maintenance saves money

Routine furnace maintenance saves money

Posted on December 14,2013

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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Committed to your comfort

Committed to your comfort

Posted on April 5,2012

Trane ECM fan modules are always in stock at Watkins.

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Watkins Heating and Cooling Brings Comfort to Hope House Rescue Mission

Watkins Heating and Cooling Brings Comfort to Hope House Rescue Mission

Posted on January 15,2012

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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