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Protect Your HVAC System from Thunderstorms and Lightning Strikes

By David Watkins | March 21, 2023

Springtime thunderstorms bring lightning and power surges that can damage HVAC systems and other electronics. Protect your air conditioner or heat pump by investing in a surge protector designed especially for HVAC units. If you suspect a power surge, contact us for expert inspection and maintenance.

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Air Conditioner Covers

By David Watkins | October 3, 2022

Are A/C covers really necessary? This article explores the pros and cons of using protective covers for your air conditioner, and offers guidance on when they might be helpful. Prioritize regular maintenance and stay informed about best practices to keep your A/C unit running smoothly year-round!

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Watkins Heating & Cooling wins the 2021 Trane SOAR Award

2021 Trane SOAR Award

By David Watkins | August 15, 2022

This year, Watkins Heating & Cooling received Trane highest award for the second time. The SOAR award is given to just one dealer in the market with the highest customer satisfaction, sales growth, and dedication to training. Since our beginning in 1993, we have worked together with…

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Dominican Missions

Dominican Missions 2017

By David Watkins | 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…

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Utility Heating & Cooling Rebates Explained

By David Watkins | 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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Factory Warranties

By David Watkins | 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

By David Watkins | 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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Watkins Heating and Cooling help St. Vincent

Introduction to Our Work in St. Vincent

By David Watkins | 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

By David Watkins | 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

By David Watkins | 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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