A Dayton, Ohio HVAC Contractor You Can Trust

Air Conditioning and Furnace Repair with Honest Advice

The Highest Rated Dayton HVAC Company

Our team at Watkins Heating & Cooling is passionate about knock-your-socks-off service. Our Dayton location has 4.9 stars on over 740 Google ratings. Across our 3 Southwestern Ohio locations, we have 4.9 stars on nearly 2,500 reviews. Altogether, we have the highest overall rating of any HVAC company in the Dayton area. We were also proud to have the Better Business Bureau recognize our exceptional business practices with the Eclipse Award for Integrity.

"Very professional. Inspection is comprehensive. They show up on time and the work is superior quality.

Prices were better than competitors and they did not try to over-sell. I highly recommend this company.”

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Tim N. Miamisburg, Ohio

Same-Day Emergency Air Conditioning Services

Why Choose Watkins Heating & Cooling?

The number one thing our customers say about us is that we’re “a company you can trust.” We know the world of heating and air conditioning can be confusing and is filled with HVAC contractors whose only goal is to sell you a new system.

At Watkins, we take a different approach. We’re just here to walk you through each of your options, not to sell you something. It’s our goal that our customers actually look forward to seeing us for their tune-up instead of dreading it!

With an open price book, Watkins puts you in control from the start and makes the whole process as simple as possible. We believe that you should be able to choose which air conditioning system is right for your budget and home. Our customer representatives and technicians are open books as well. Each one is expertly trained to answer any HVAC question you have with clarity.

We're not one of those big, cookie-cutter air conditioning services. We're sizable enough to have a fleet of top-notch technicians but small enough to connect with you on a personal level.

HVAC has been our family trade for three generations, and we put our focus on the well-being of your family and your home first. Work with a Dayton, OH air conditioning company you can trust – work with Watkins.

What You Get From Watkins

  • Transparent, Expert Advice

  • Up-Front, Competitive Pricing

  • Fixes Done Right the First Time

Our Dayton, Ohio Headquarters Near You

Watkins Heating & Cooling is proud to be a local, family-owned business serving the Dayton, Ohio community for over 30 years.

HVAC services have been the family trade for three generations – Dave Watkins (grandpa) served in the Air National Guard, where he was trained in HVAC and eventually started a commercial company with his three sons.

Randy and his son David shifted their focus toward bringing incredible HVAC service to families and homeowners, and in 2001, Watkins Heating & Cooling moved into our Dayton, OH location. What began as a tiny family business has grown into a busy team of over sixty people. But you'll still see those in our Dayton office working the “Watkins Way” through compassion, integrity, and personalized customer service.

Many other A/C technicians in the industry focus their training on high-pressure sales instead of actual HVAC repair! Watkins techs are given in-house training at our Dayton location that is  100% focused on identifying potential problems with your HVAC system and mastering how to perfectly tune it to save you money. Watkins HVAC technicians are employees instead of subcontractors, meaning you’ll work with a highly-trained expert who can repair your system in no time.

We start by only hiring the most high-integrity individuals to create lasting connections with our customers. Then, our in-house trade school provides a broad spectrum of HVAC training to ensure these incredible people are equally exceptional service technicians.

If you stop by our Dayton, OH warehouse, you'll see our employees in training sessions, learning the latest ins and outs of cooling and heating services. You'll also see our team of customer service representatives and researchers creating connections and plans for customers like you.

a Dayton Customer's Story: Ductwork & HVAC Replacement

The PROBLEM:   Here's one of our favorite stories from a recent job we did in the Dayton, OH area! This customer's three-story Dayton home had serious temperature issues with hot and cold spots throughout the house. They were operating on an exceedingly old oil furnace and A/C that were struggling to keep the three floors of their home warm in the winter or cool in the summer. On top of the failing HVAC system, the ductwork in this house had been poorly sized and constructed, causing numerous issues.

The PROCESS:   This customer had an out-of-date AC and Rheem oil-fired furance and they were set on moving to an entirely electric system for the convenience and energy efficiency. They initially decided to go with a different HVAC contractor who claimed to have all the answers. But when that other company showed up to install the new system, they couldn't figure out how to make it work with the layout and told the customer there was nothing they could do.

The SOLUTION:   Left in a lurch by the other HVAC contractor, this customer reached back out to us at Watkins. Our experts quickly did an assessment of their home and put their heads together to find a solution. Our team walked the customer through how we could do the job and the major changes that would need to be made to the ductwork. We also gave them an aray of options and quotes for a new electric furnace and heat pump installation. They took what we said, shopped around, and concluded that we had the best plan and price for the job!

The RESULT:   A team of Watkins technicians went hard to work drawing up a plan to re-size and re-run the poorly constructed ductwork and replace their outdated furnace and AC. After some major, innovative reworking of the duct system and installing a new high-efficiency electric furnace and heat pump, this customer's system now runs perfectly.

Our comfort specialists set them up with a brand new Trane XR14 heat pump and TAM9 electric air handler (electric furnace). This replacement moved them from old, energy-hogging equipment to a new system with impressive energy efficiency of 14.8 SEER2 cooling efficiency and 7.8 HSPF2 heating efficiency. This will instantly save them money on their energy bill. To help their budget even more, we scored them a $500 discount on their new equipment and helped them secure payments under $100 per month for their completely new HVAC system.

During our recent check-in, the customer told us that they were ecstatic with how their new system has even temperature flowing through every floor of their house. Even just by listening to the system, they can tell how much healthier it sounds than before. Check out the incredible before and after pictures below.

A job the other guys didn't know how to do turned into another satisfied Watkins customer. Let us do the same for you.

Before picture of an old furnace system with messed up ductwork in Dayton basement
BEFORE
After picture of a new Trane furnace system with newly installed ductwork in Dayton basement
AFTER

Our Primary Heating & Cooling Services:

Air Conditioner Repair

If you're having problems with your heating and air, we can help! We know firsthand how awful it is when your air conditioner or furnace isn't working right.

That's why we make it our mission to get every system up and running as rapidly as possible. We nearly always have same-day service available for those in Dayton and complete most of our repairs during the first visit.

Your first step is connecting with one of our experienced customer service representatives so we can understand your situation, and then have one of our expert HVAC technicians come to your home to do a free consultation. We will clearly explain what we find in the consultation and what your choices are. A lot of the time, it’s a simple fix, which is always our goal.

Watkins HVAC technicians are expertly trained to fix what other contractors can't and set everything right the first time so that they don’t have to come back to your house anytime soon. We never rush our employees to finish a job, ensuring you get the quality service you deserve.

Go with the premier Dayton air conditioning repair service, go with Watkins Heating & Cooling.

HVAC System Replacement & Installation

Are you on the search for new heating and cooling systems in Dayton? Look no further! Getting an HVAC installation may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. At Watkins Heating & Cooling, we lay all the cards on the table, explaining your choices plain and simple.

Our HVAC technicians are taught to find every possible way to fix your system before entertaining the thought of replacement. If a repair can be made to your AC or heating, our team will always lead with that. If it's more serious, we'll walk you through the pros and cons of new equipment.

Whether you're looking to replace an old gas furnace, electric air handler, boiler, heat pump, or air conditioner, we've got you! We have a great selection of base models for those on a budget. And a wide variety of the newest, high-tech, high-efficiency systems. We're also proud to be recognized as a Flagship Dealer for Trane, one of the premiere manufacturers of air conditioning systems.

We've done thousands of furnace and AC installations, so we know how different every person’s home setup is and how different everyone’s financial situation is.

Our smaller size allows us to communicate on a personal level with you and build a customized plan for your home. Let's get started today.

Regular Maintenance

To keep your HVAC running smoothly for years to come, it's wise to give it a once-over each year. By staying on top of maintenance, you'll avoid headaches down the road and prolong the pricey repairs.

Maybe you're just looking for something as simple as a filter change, and we’re here for you if that’s all you need! But our service plans go the extra mile, offering you peace of mind with repair warranties, even for those old heating systems that have seen their fair share of winters.

During our thorough tune-ups, we don't just glance at the system and call it a day. Our technicians do a deep dive, inspecting every nook and cranny. Checking electrical components, test safeties, and lubricating any needed parts, we leave no stone unturned.

You'll notice the savings on your energy bill with a finely-tuned setup and enjoy the added bonus of a longer-lasting HVAC system. So, why wait for a breakdown? Let our team at Watkins keep things running smoothly, and your home will thank you for it.

 Reviews from Our Satisfied Dayton Customers:

Local Reviews
for Dayton, OH

Watkins Heating & Cooling Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 498 customer reviews

Map of Dayton, OH 45458

Timely and Helpful Service




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

I appreciate the service call this morning. Danny called ahead of arriving and I very appreciated his professionalism and good nature. He did a thorough job and even addressed my questions and concerns. I would be happy to recommend him. Thank you.

DaytonOH45458 39.6225-84.1575

Map of Dayton, OH 45458

Great Service




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Nick did a wonderful job and was extremely helpful and getting our issue fixed.

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Map of Dayton, OH 45440

Excellent Service!




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Tony was punctual, friendly, efficient, and informative. Excellent service! 5 stars!

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Map of Dayton, OH 45431

Very Professional




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Nick came out today to diagnose our heating unit. He answered all our questions with patience and professionalism.

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Map of Dayton, OH 45419

Excellent Service!




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Watkins continues to deliver excellent products and service. Very impressed with the technicians! Nicholas is excellent.

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Helpful




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Map of Dayton, OH 45458

Excellent service!




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Exceptional Service and Professionalism




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Never had a bad experience, happy to be a customer

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Map of Dayton, OH 45458

Very good experience




Review of Watkins Heating & Cooling

Technician was very thorough and explained everything very well. Fixed simple problem that could be addressed and very clearly laid out options going forward.

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Joe S.

Joe S.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Queens Crossing, Dayton, OH 45458
Tony A.

Tony A.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Trumpet Dr, Dayton, OH 45449
Nicholas  W.

Nicholas W.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Glenbeck Ave, Dayton, OH 45409
Tony A.

Tony A.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Heritage Lake Dr, Dayton, OH 45458
Daniel  L.

Daniel L.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Robinhood Dr, Dayton, OH 45449
Tony A.

Tony A.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Stauffer Dr, Dayton, OH 45434
Tony A.

Tony A.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Lewiston Rd, Dayton, OH 45429
Tony A.

Tony A.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Holes Creek Trace, Dayton, OH 45458
Tony A.

Tony A.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Chisolm Trail, Dayton, OH 45458
Daniel  L.

Daniel L.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Benzell Dr, Dayton, OH 45458
Nicholas  W.

Nicholas W.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Bowman Ave, Dayton, OH 45409
Nicholas  W.

Nicholas W.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Sweet Shrub Cir, Dayton, OH 45458
Brad G.

Brad G.

Regular maintenance for a heating system

Near Chapin St, Dayton, OH 45429
Daniel  L.

Daniel L.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Red Oak Ct, Dayton, OH 45439
Nicholas  W.

Nicholas W.

Troubleshoot and repair furnace

Near Lyncreek Dr, Dayton, OH 45458