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Federal Elite Heating Cooling Pataskala Dresden Steve Richards
Our customers always come first!

Federal Elite Heating & Cooling was established in October of 1987. Steve Richards, founder, began his business with one other employee in a shop located near his home. His business has grown steadily by offering a wide range of quality products and services at prices that are affordable for everyone.

Our History

Federal Elite Heating & Cooling became the first contractor in this area to offer GeoThermal as an alternative to conventional heating and cooling systems, and now is the largest Geo Thermal dealer in eastern Ohio.

Mike Cohagen joined Federal and spearheaded the start up of the Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality Division.

We added a new warehouse for stocking furnaces and air conditioners so the needs of our customer could be met more quickly. We now have a total of 7000 square ft. of space.


We now have a sister company “Elite Heating & Cooling, Inc.” in Pataskala, Ohio. Between the two locations we have over 30 employees that are ready to meet the needs of our customers. Federal strives to keep you informed about the latest product advances and technology in the heating & cooling market. We continue to offer the highest standard of service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Advantage Air of Zanesville, Oh merges its operations into Federal Elite Heating & Cooling. More

Steve credits Federal’s success to putting the customer first. In doing so the business has grown to what it is today. Our customer referrals are our company’s greatest asset.

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Deliver the highest quality of sales and support to our customers

We make sure that every customers is treated like family. Our team is committed to:

  • Prompt on-time service
  • Quality guarantee
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
We Pledge
To strive daily to maintain excellence in service, workmanship, personnel, and equipment. Staying superior in all phases of indoor comfort and never forgetting our greatest asset

Customer Testimonials

Federal was quick to respond and quick to get the new unit installed. While they are not the cheapest game in town, you get what you pay for. They have always been responsible and get the job done correctly the first time.Chad Daniels
Federal and Steve, just wanted to send this thank you for working diligently to get our Geothermal unit back up and running on Tuesday 02.26.19. This was HUGE. we were out of heat starting Sunday 02.24.19 and your crew (matt and cody) got back up.
thanks again!
Lance and Kelli Bennett
I want to convey my thanks to Casey Whiting for service performed on Friday (26 Jan). I had no heat and he arrived within an hour from my initial phone call to the office. He diagnosed the problem quickly, as it turned out my Freon was low and it would not allow my heat pump/furnace to work at all. He added the Freon and it worked fine after that. In addition I pointed out that my whole home humidifier installed a few years ago with my new HVAC system wasn't working as it should. He noticed that the thermostat installed on the humidifier was not installed in the correct place/area. He moved the thermostat to the correct area where it would function properly and now it seems to be working the way it should.

Again, please convey my thanks to Casey for going above and beyond. Great customer service!!!
James Shaw
Sales person ( Tim Hicks) came to the house to give me an idea of what we may need to replace our exciting unit. He asked what was wrong with the unit and I said it will not run. He then asked if he could look over it and possibly fix it. Well after he put a few parts on some labor he said it's not able to be fixed. So we went over the system and he showed me my options. He was very informative. He explained the difference in efficiency of each unit and how much money in the future we will save on energy cost. We made a decision and scheduled a date to have it installed. The 2 installers were very knowledgeable and very professional about keeping our house clean bring the old out and bringing the new in. After the install they explained the unit from top to bottom. I would definitely recommend this company to all my family and friends.Patrick Crumley
As owners of The Pines of Dresden Bed and Breakfast, our heating and cooling systems are of utmost importance to our business. On Valentine's weekend (our busiest winter weekend) we woke up to a house with no heat and guests arriving shortly. We called Federal and they had it fixed before lunchtime! They have always been so prompt with service calls, and very considerate with notifying us if there is even a short delay. We feel very lucky that there is a company with such expedient service for our area. We highly recommend them for both home and business.Marin An Alli
The team was excellent start to finish. Service was on time and the crew was great. They explained everything needed along the way. The new Unit is working great.Brian Hiebel‎
Everything went fine. They installed new unit in just a few hours and it is working fine.Michael Bhuerle
Thank you to Jonathan Hashman for bringing our family a warm Thanksgiving. He was exceptionally nice and fast when figuring out our heating issue today. Greatly appreciated and will recommend to all friends and family.Lori Harbaugh Davis
I found this company to be very dependable, reliable and affordable. I'm looking forward to having whole house ac installed.Shirley Ann Justice‎
Thank you guys for taking care of me and all my HVAC needs. With rental properties I just cringe every time it gets really cold out. I sleep better knowing Elite will be there if I need them. Linda Chambers Staples
Responded right away to our call. They even have 'on call" folks on weekends! Very thoroughly explained our problems-discussed our options & gave us prices for options, wore shoe covers & were very aware of working in our home. Neat! Clean! Tidy!James Graves
Received estimate and work was started and completed in under 2 weeks. Installer on time and worked efficiently with excellent cleanup of premises.Jeff, Columbus, Ohio
On time, reasonable, completed in a good time frame-sales people and crew were very considerate & polite. Excellent experience.Kathryn, Zanesville Ohio
Furnace out - Federal Elite Heating and cooling here to save the day!!Shirley Reyna
George, thank you for the timely service. The furnace is working great. Thanks again.Frances Berry
Each time they are very polite and professional, in and out quickly, explain the job they are doing and make recommendations to keep my system working well.Mary, Hebron, Ohio
Salesman- excellent workers- excellent –worked hard – no breaks- very informative- classy company.John Strasser
The crew arrived on time - actually 2 of them - one to clean our duct work and registers (like new) and the installation crew. It took 3 days to install and hook up and they always arrived at the same time and quit at the same time.Ramona Morrow
From the initial consultation through the follow-up visit I could not be more pleased. They were very competitive in price. Were quick to provide and perform the installation. Professional installation and no mess for me to clean up. I would not hesitate to use them in the future. Scott Muhleman
Called before arrival-on time-Jesse & Bill, very professional-layed plastic on carpet. Did a great job-explained everything. Checked system-cleaned up, hauled old unit away-very happy with service!Cindy Wilson
The whole experience was wonderful from beginning to end. They were very professional, efficient, polite and worked quickly w/ no down time. I was totally impressed.Zanesville, Ohio
Service was on time and the crew was great. They explained everything needed along the way. The new Unit is working great.Johnstown, Ohio
After the winter storm event last night, my furnace stopped working. Ben Davis -technician - came to my rescue quickly and was able to diagnose and fix the problem. Thank you, Ben, and Elite for your dependable service during a difficult weather event!Kathleen P. - Google
It hasn't been that long since you guys left but we are in love with our geothermal! Kudos to all of you guys! YOu are all good people; king, friendly and respectful! Thank you so very much! We will definitely recommend you!Ramona Morrow

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