Sanford, FL

Air Conditioner and Heater Repair Services

Sanford is a city in Central Florida situated just north of Orlando, and it is the county seat of Seminole County. Sanford FL , is a port city that is home to several large marinas, and it provides both private and commercial ships with a route to the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a small-town atmosphere, but the bustling and energetic downtown area gives it a progressive and modern feel. Because Sanford is located so far south, it is hot and humid throughout the year, making air conditioning service and air conditioning repair a necessity for residents and tourists.

History of Sanford

For hundreds of years, the area that would later become Sanford was inhabited by Jororo and Mayaca Native Americans, but most of them were displaced or killed by the Spanish as Florida was settled between 1760 and 1835. In 1870, Sanford was founded by General Henry Shelton Sanford who purchased 12,580 acres of land for the purpose of building a new community that he called the Gateway City to South Florida.

After several major setbacks, including a fire and an epidemic of yellow fever, Sanford became the county seat of Seminole in 1913, and a U.S. Navy air station was established in 1942. When Disney World opened in 1971, the economy of Sanford shifted from military and citrus to tourism and shipping.

Population and Demographics

According to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau, Sanford had a population of 54,651 in 2012. Slightly more than 9 percent of the population is 65 years of age and older, and 26 percent are under 18 years of age.

Most of the homes in Sanford are single-family houses, and 55.5 percent of residents are homeowners. The average value of homes in the city is $131,800, and the median household income is $43,514.

Climate and Geography

Sanford is a fairly large city that encompasses 26.5 square miles of area, and 3.54 square miles of that is water. Sanford is situated near several large lakes: Lake Monroe to the north, Lake Jesup to the southeast and Lake Harney to the east. These lakes are connected by St. Johns River to provide ships access to the Atlantic Ocean. According to The Weather Channel, the average high temperature during the winter in Sanford is 71 degrees, and the average high during the summer is 92 degrees.

Events and Attractions

In 2013, Sanford was named the Seminole County Tourism City of the Year, and several popular events are held on a weekly, monthly and annual basis, including the following:

  • Sanford Farmers Market
  • Sanford Art Walk
  • Food Truck Bazaar
  • St. Johns River Festival of the Arts
  • Pirate Festival
  • Kettle Cup Sailing Regatta


Sanford is considered a transportation hub of Central Florida because of its proximity to the St. Johns River. The city also lies on Interstate 4, and State Road 417 bypasses Orlando and swings west toward Disney World. In addition, the Orlando-Sanford International Airport is located in the southeast quadrant of the city.

Air Conditioning Repair and Service

Air conditioning and HVAC systems are used in nearly every building in Sanford not only to keep people cool but also to curb the growth of mold in the humid environment. Most homes and businesses use central air systems and ventilation ducts, both of which require regular air conditioning service to keep them working smoothly and efficiently.

When an HVAC system breaks down, it can be extremely uncomfortable, so it is important to contact an experienced team of professionals for air conditioning repair. SSI has served the air conditioning repair needs of Central Florida residents for more than 20 years. Offering a full range of HVAC products, it provides same-day and emergency services to residents throughout Sanford.