Heating Contractors based in Columbus, OH
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Columbus residents have many options when it comes to heating contractors. There are numerous contractors who fix, maintain, sell, and install heating units and may also provide plumbing and water heating services. The surrounding cities in the Columbus metropolitan area, like Delaware, Lancaster and Newark, are also served heating contractors in Columbus.
Heating contractors in Columbus are among the HVAC professionals who are eligible to be members of the Central Ohio chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of Ohio (PHCCO). The organization provides its members with training, representation in the legislative process, networking opportunities, and marketing resources. The PHCCO also has established ethical standards which apply to all its members. You can find more information on this organization and its members by calling 1-800-686-PHCC.
Landlords in Columbus are required by law to supply their properties with heat at all times. They are also required to maintain any heating systems so that they are in working order. If a landlord fails to do this, a tenant can do the following:
- Give the landlord written notice of the problem. If the landlord fails to fix the problem within 30 days. or sooner in emergency situations, a tenant can pursue legal action.
- Put rent money into an escrow account and withhold it until the problem is fixed.
- Ask the court to order that repairs be made.
- Move out and break the lease. The tenant's security deposit should still be returned in this case.
Alternative Energy in Columbus
Columbus is the home of Green Energy Ohio, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of alternative energy and other methods of sustainable living. The organization works mostly through educational programs such as workshops on installing solar panels in residences. They have also established a rebate program to help Ohio residents install solar powered water heating systems in their homes. For more information about GEO and its programs, call their office at 614-985-6131.
The Utilities Commission of Ohio recently approved a measure to require that 12.5% of electricity produced in the state must come from renewable sources by the year 2025.
Aid for Upgrading Energy Systems
In Ohio, there are a number of programs that give grants, rebates, and tax credits to businesses and individuals for upgrading their energy systems.
One such program is the Ohio Department of Development's (ODOD) Residential Solar Photovoltaic Energy Incentive. Under this program, residents are eligible for up to $25,000 for the installation of a PV solar energy system. The program offers residents $3.00 per watt capacity of their installed system. The ODOD has another similar program that offers grant money for the installation of wind power systems. For more information about either of these programs, call the Ohio Energy Office at (614) 466-6797.
Columbus experiences typical temperature changes during all four of its seasons. Its coldest average daily lows come in January, when temperatures can dip just below twenty degrees. The average high temperatures during the summer get up to around 85 degrees. It receives about 27 inches of snow a year, making working heating systems a necessity for residents of Columbus during the winter.
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REFRIGERATION SALES CORPORATION
COLUMBUS, OH 43211
Progress Supply Company
1434 Fields Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
Virginia Air Distributors, Inc.
2821 Silver Drive
Columbus, OH 43211
YORK Service - Columbus District
6656 Busch Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229
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