Windsor—More than Hot Air

The Green Rolling Hills of Windsor

Windsor is nestled on the banks of the Russian River, nine miles north of Santa Rosa and 63 miles north of San Francisco. The small town of Windsor offers a family-friendly atmosphere that turns visitors into lifelong residents.

Pony Express rider Hiram Lewis named Windsor, California after England’s Windsor Castle. He reportedly said the area reminded him of the green, rolling hills around the royal estate. The earliest settlers arrived in 1851 and four years later it became an official town with its own post office. Like many California towns, prosperity began when the railroad arrived in 1871. Local farmers could now send produce elsewhere down the line.

Windsor remained mostly agricultural throughout most of the 1900s. It wasn’t until the housing boom of the 1980s that new businesses and families expanded to the point where the town was incorporated in 1992.

Speaking of houses, Ongaro and Sons proudly serves Windsor residents with a range of heating, cooling and plumbing services. As a family-business in its fourth generation, we appreciate small town values and practice it in delivering high quality service.

Families and Farmers

A walk through historic downtown Windsor feels like stepping back in time. The whole town is well-planned, with six community parks and numerous neighborhood parks. Windsor is a small town, with a population of just over 26,000. Dining, shopping and entertainment options all within walking distance.

Local farms invite visitors to pick flowers, pumpkins and fruit. Learn to milk a cow on a dairy tour or tour the Windsor Marin Cheese Trail to taste some of the area’s best.

And here is a cheesy way for us to remind you that when families and farmers need heating, cooling and plumbing, they pick Ongaro and Sons.

Take Off

Things are looking up in Windsor during these two events:

  • The Windsor County Hot Air Balloon Classic is an annual two-day event held in the second weekend in June. At least 30 balloons glow and launch in the pre-dawn hours, with the main launch around sunrise. Visitors enjoy food, crafts and a children’s play area.
  • Wings Over Wine Country Air Show held every year in September is an event sponsored by the Pacific Coast Air Museum.  United States and Canadian Air Force planes flown by world class performers amaze visitors year after year. Aircraft includes  World War II planes and a C-17 transport. And for those on the ground, there are a wide range of food tents to visit.

Windsor Wine and Brews

Windsor is located near more than a hundred wineries in Sonoma County. Wine isn’t the only option, however. Several unique breweries and taprooms provide opportunities for tasting and home-brew classes so you can get started making beer on your own. These include:

Windsor Town Green

Windsor Town Green was designed for walking. It hosts more than 30 free events. These include Summer Nights on the Green, which provides free concerts and kids’ movies, car shows, art fairs and concerts. Visit the Windsor Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings or shop the boutiques and jewelry stores.

When you’re not out strolling and arrive back home, you’ll be all the more comfortable due to the heating, cooling and plumbing services provided by Ongaro and Sons.

Windsor Bowls You Over

From 1980 to 2006, Windsor was home to the Windsor Waterworks, also known as the Doom Flume. Currently, there is a bowling center right next to the site of the former waterslide park.

We’re sorry the waterworks park isn’t in Windsor anymore. What we aren’t sorry about is that we never cause our customers to cry waterworks over a bad plumbing job, because complete customer satisfaction is our number one priority. You can expect  Ongaro and Sons to bowl you over with striking service for all your heating and cooling and plumbing needs.

Outdoor Opportunities

Hike nearby Shiloh or Riverfront Regional Parks or enjoy either on horseback. Take your dog and enjoy the lakes and redwoods. Class A professional golf instructors are available at Windsor Golf Club.

Comfortable as it is outdoors, Windsor residences and businesses still need effective cooling and heating systems to stay comfortable. Which is why our customers in Windsor trust Ongaro and Sons to provide no-risk, guaranteed service.

Windsor Air Quality

Of course, when you’re outside, you’re vulnerable to the constant irritants of pollen and other seasonal allergies. For most of us, it is annoying to endure a runny nose or headache caused by allergies. For some, however, allergies can pose a significant health risk.

Ongaro and Sons offers a set of tips to help relieve your allergy suffering. Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system, such as periodically changing air filters, can make breathing at home more comfortable.

Windsor air quality district is generally good, but air pollution is a problem throughout the surrounding areas and, well, wind blows. When outside air is high in pollution, Ongaro and Sons can offer products you need to breathe easier indoors.

Ongaro & Sons Services Windsor County

Ongaro and Sons provides a full range of plumbing and heating and cooling services to Windsor County. When Windsor residents call us, they know they’ll receive quality workmanship and incomparable service.


For any and all plumbing jobs related to your home, Ongaro and Sons provides a variety of residential services including inspection, installation and repair. Our technicians are experienced with drain cleaning and maintenance and repair, including installation and repair of garbage disposals. Experienced certified plumbers carefully and thoroughly explore your plumbing, using drain line cameras when necessary, so that we can identify the problems and fix exactly what is wrong.


Ongaro and Sons designs a Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system using a diagnostics approach to provide the highest levels of efficiency and comfort. Ongaro and Sons technicians are trained for all residential makes and models of forced air and air conditioning repair. Our fully stocked trucks have replacement parts on hand for most required repairs, and if we don’t have the part on hand we can get the part quickly so that you’ll be up and running in a very short time.

Boiler Repair

Ongaro and Sons technicians make use of the latest diagnostic equipment and years of experience to determine a problem quickly and get you back up and running as soon as possible. They are highly trained in boiler repair and regularly attend boiler manufacturers training courses. We work on most all major manufacturer models. Regular boiler system maintenance and annual tune-up ensure longer lasting equipment and lower utility bills. Should your boiler need replacement, we carry most major brands.

Duct Cleaning, Repair and Replacement

Central air conditioning and heating are the top energy consumers in most California homes, so ensuring the efficiency of your entire HVAC system can yield big improvements in energy efficiency. When we think about saving energy, we usually focus on the furnace and air conditioner units, but a leaky duct system can reduce your climate control system’s efficiency 20 to 30 percent. These leaks also  bring unwanted dust, unconditioned outdoor air and humidity into your living space and take money straight out of your wallet. If you’re curious to know if air duct cleaning is worth the money, read up on it here.

If your home is over seven years old, have your ducts professionally tested by one of our certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) technicians via an energy audit. If needed, we can do a thorough and effective cleaning, repair or even replace leaky ductwork.

Indoor Air Quality

Ongaro and Sons puts the “V” back into the HVAC. Ventilation is the process of bringing fresh air into your home to replace stale air filled with indoor pollutants such as cooking smells, pet odors and/or tobacco. Proper ventilation is not only key to the efficiency of your home heating and cooling system, but to your indoor air quality and you and your family’s health. While air filters and air fresheners remove particles from circulating, they don’t bring in fresh air. One simple way to correct this is to open doors and windows, but this is not always practical. It also allows outside allergens and pollutants into the house.

Ongaro and Sons offers a number of solutions to increase the quality of your indoor air, including everything from a filtration system to a complete home purification system and fresh air exchanger system. We’re a family-owned business. No one knows better than us the importance of protecting the health of you and your family.

Contact Us

Living in Windsor is all about enjoying all small town life has to offer, but residents still experience everyday headaches when it comes to maintaining their properties and fixing problems. Ongaro and Sons is here for Windsor residents as well as commercial businesses to provide full-service heating and pooling, plumbing and boiler installation, maintenance and repair. Contact us with any questions or discuss your needs, and experience 100 percent customer satisfaction.