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Ocean View, DE - Furnace & Air Conditioning Service, Repair & Maintenance Contractor

After Hours Heating & Air is proud to serve the Ocean View community!

We are proud to be part of this community, serving your heating and air conditioning needs. Whether you need repair, replacement or a new installation of a furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or air filtration system, we get the job right the first time. Our certified technicians service all furnace and air conditioning make and models.

Please call us today at 302-945-3310 to consult with our home comfort specialist.

About Ocean View, DE - Happy to be your hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor!

Ocean View has come a long way from its humble beginnings.  Moderate, seasonal weather and nearness to the ocean make it attractive home for families and singles alike. It was initially bypassed by European settlers in the 17th century because the area’s poor quality soil and the salt air that blew in from the Atlantic Ocean; they preferred to settle a few miles farther inland, where the land was elevated and drier and the soil was better. But, there was another reason that settlers chose to pass over the area. The land was in dispute and two owners claimed it as their own. Lord Baltimore and William Penn were in the middle of a legal battle over the land and people preferred to settle somewhere where they knew there would be no conflict regarding their deed.  In 1688, Lord Baltimore gave a 500-acre tract of land to Ocean View’s first settler, Matthew Scarborough, who named his land "Middlesex. When the land was eventually given to Penn legally, Scarborough was allowed to keep his property.

After Scarborough passed away, the land went to the Hazzard family. By the late 18th century salt-making crews had begun intermittent visits to the region on their way to and from salt ponds located nearer to the coastline. Then, the Hall family gained control of the land. W. S. Hall opened a general store on his farm there soon after the turn of the century. A community identified as Hall's Store soon grew up around the store. In 1822, a post office was established in Hall's Store. How did the name change? Well, local lore has it that a man climbed a tree in the region and saw the Atlantic Ocean. It was discovered that the Atlantic Ocean was visible from the second story of some buildings in the village. Then, the area was called “Ocean View.” After the Civil War (1861–1865) people began to pay attention to the Atlantic beaches to the east of the area.  Ocean View was incorporated in 1889, but the town was a remote community for much of the 1800s. The nearest railroad, constructed in 1874, was not so near. But, the opening of the Assawoman Canal improved access to Ocean View. However, this did little to improve the town's economy. The rise of the automobile finally brought visitors to Ocean View in ever-increasing numbers to enjoy spring and summer weather by the sea.

The James Farm Ecological Preserve is a refuge of wild territory on the Indian River Bay, situated just a quick drive from Bethany Beach. There is no better way to spend a nice day than to stroll through this remarkable natural oasis. From the sandy beach at low tide, you can stroll through seven idiosyncratic habitats; from the brackish flats of the low marsh, all the way through the shrubby high marsh, into the maritime forest, then into the yawning shade of the hardwood forest beneath a canopy of indigenous trees. Finally, visitors surface back into the daylight in meadows once used for farming.