Your Trusted Dayton, Ohio HVAC Service

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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 750 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 you don't need. 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 HVAC Team

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 Story: New Ductwork & HVAC System

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 Montgomery County? 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:

Recent Jobs and Reviews in Dayton, OH

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 556 customer reviews

Job Locations and Reviews

JEROD L.
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Quality inspection on a new hvac system
Dayton, OH 45440
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Daniel did a WONDERFUL job and was very polite a respectful of our home and property
Mark - Dayton, OH 45440
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45440
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The entire Watkins Team was highly professional, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Marjorie - Dayton, OH 45429
Jim A.
Jim A. Checked in
Quality inspection on a new hvac system
Dayton, OH 45432
Andy R.
Andy R. Checked in
Free estimate on a new hvac system
Dayton, OH 45410
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45432
benjamin.l@watkinsheating.com
benjamin.l@watkinsheating.com Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45458
Jim A.
Jim A. Checked in
Quality inspection on a new hvac system
Dayton, OH 45419
Jim A.
Jim A. Checked in
Quality inspection on a new hvac system
Dayton, OH 45429
Michael I.
Michael I. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45440
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
Larry - Dayton, OH 45459
Michael I.
Michael I. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45459
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45458
janeth.m@watkinsheating.com
janeth.m@watkinsheating.com Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45458
Michael I.
Michael I. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45434
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Nicholas is outstanding!!!! This is the second year we have him. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable on the units.
Robert/Bob - Dayton, OH 45440
Nicholas  W.
Nicholas W. Checked in
Regular maintenance for a HVAC system
Dayton, OH 45440
Dustin Z.
Dustin Z. Checked in
Troubleshoot and repair air conditioner
Dayton, OH 45409
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Excellent and timely
JD - Dayton, OH 45458
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Jim has been great to work with!
AlbrightM - Dayton, OH 45458
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Dan is an exceptional man in your great team. Likable, answered all questions and some I hadn't asked yet! Over and above, main reason I went with Watkins.
Tom - Dayton, OH 45440
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Joe was pleasant, educated and professional. Clearly explained everything and provided excellent service.
David - Dayton, OH 45458
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Tony went above and beyond in collecting the problem in my air conditioning system. I appreciate his work.
Marcia - Dayton, OH 45458
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Tony, was great! Very nice! Did a great job!
Todd - Dayton, OH 45440
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Prompt, professional non pressure sales. Printed info. All around great experience.
Sue - Dayton, OH 45429
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Anthony did a fantastic job servicing our HVAC system. Friendly, prompt and professional service.
Audi - Dayton, OH 45420
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Timothy presented as professional and personable. Was very understanding of the situation and went above and beyond to explain, even discussing options with my son over the phone.
Cammie - Dayton, OH 45420
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Prompt, friendly, and courteous. Did an excellent job in identifying the problem with our ac unit.
Maria - Dayton, OH 45405
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Andy Rath immediately came to our home when called about a furnace issue. He reviewed the situation and quoted us several different prices based on repair vs replacement and different types of equipment. The installation was done a few days later and Andy returned to check the overall functioning of the unit 2 days after install. Everything is running great and we are happy with the entire process.
Stephanie - Dayton, OH 45440
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They do excellent service, but with a contract that calls for spring and fall check ups, I once again had to call to get it done now supposedly we have it set for specific months and they are to call and text me to set appointment. We shall see.
Mark - Dayton, OH 45458
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Janeth came out on time and worked an issue on our system that took a long time but she was patient and really hard working!!!
Michael - Dayton, OH 45458
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Very happy with Dan! He is personable, and knows and does his job well! Give that man a raise!
Sue - Dayton, OH 45449
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Excellent Service
Kit - Dayton, OH 45417
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Andy did an excellent job. Explained everything and answered all of our questions. Highly recommend Watkins heating and cooling
ALAN - Dayton, OH 45458
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Great Service!
Lee - Dayton, OH 45458
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Maintenance Review
Sharon - Dayton, OH 45429
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Tim did a great job. He was polite, good listener, appropriate with responses, and appeared very knowledgeable. Spoke highly of Watkins.
Mike - Dayton, OH 45458
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Andy was very good - friendly, knowledgeable, willing to explain in detail & answer all questions. Extremely helpful!
SEAN - Dayton, OH 45459
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Andy was thorough in his explanation of the options to serve our a/c and heating needs. Professional and courteous !
JOHN - Dayton, OH 45458
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Great, reliable service
Greg - Dayton, OH 45458
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Always great to work with
Amy - Dayton, OH 45458
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Nicholas W came out to fix our unit and he was very professional on all phone calls leading up to it and while fixing the unit. I work in customer service and this guy not only has exceptional customer service, but he is exceptional at his job. He knows what he’s doing and takes time to explain what’s going on. I will continue to use Watkins when needed because of Nick. Very refreshing to see that kind of service and professionalism in the field.
THOMAS - Dayton, OH 45459
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Excellent Service
EMILY - Dayton, OH 45458
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Great service
RICK - Dayton, OH 45431
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Thank you
Frank - Dayton, OH 45458
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Very knowledgeable and helpful! Tony wore shoe guards when inside the home.
ADAM - Dayton, OH 45429
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Consistently excellent service!
Curtis - Dayton, OH 45429
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Spring ACAervice
David - Dayton, OH 45459
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Tony did an excellent job. Very personable
Elizabeth - Dayton, OH 45431
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We left another local HVAC company and transferred to Watkins and they have exceeded expectations every visit. A company that is honest, caring, and loves with integrity. Highest recommendations!
JOE - Dayton, OH 45440
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Our technician Dustin today was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable! He did a great job explaining what was needed to repair our air conditioner and gave us options! We appreciated the honesty that he portrayed!
Tom - Dayton, OH 45458
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Excellent service!
Bryan - Dayton, OH 45458
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The Technician I had was Nicholas. He is really nice. He explains what he is doing and answers all my questions. He is very detailed about what he does. Watkins is very blessed to have him as an employee. He cares about your customers.
VICTORIA - Dayton, OH 45429
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Excellent service
Fred - Dayton, OH 45459