Winter Park, FL
Air Conditioner and Heater Repair Services
Originally home to the Muscogee and other Native American peoples, Winter Park was later settled in 1858 by David Mizell Jr. In the early 1880s, a railroad line was extended to the area, and the construction of a depot was completed in 1882. The city was chartered in 1887, serving as a popular winter destination for those avoiding the chilly conditions in the northern part of the country. These early snowbirds served as inspiration for the city’s name.
The community is also noted as the location for discovery of the temple orange, also known as tangor, a fruit with a thick rind that is easily peeled. The city has been visited by four different U.S. presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt who was conferred with an honorary degree by Rollins College in 1936.
Winter Park Demographics
At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Winter Park was recorded at 27,852 residents. Nearly 20 percent of the population exceeds the age of 65, a reflection of the retirement emphasis. About 18.3 percent of residents are children. The median resident age is 44.3 years, slightly higher than the median for the state. Education is also an important issue to residents over the age of 25 as 94.4 percent of these individuals have completed high school with 53.2 percent also holding four-year college degrees or higher. The median household income for Winter Park is $58,094, and the homeownership rate is 62.9 percent.
Education Resources in Winter Park
Public education needs in the community are met by Orange County Public Schools. In addition to traditional instructional programs, the district offers special opportunities such as the International Baccalaureate program in addition to several magnet programs. The district has also been included on the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll. Families can also consider numerous private schools in the area.
At least 11 colleges and universities are available within a 60-mile distance of the community, providing many options in post-secondary educational solutions. Rollins College, a private institution, is located in the city itself. The University of Central Florida is a public campus located just 5 miles away in Orlando.
Winter Park Attractions
Arts and culture are important for both residents and visitors in Winter Park. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the oldest outdoor art fairs in the nation, dating to the first festival held in 1960. Several museums are available for those who also want to enjoy art and culture in an indoor environment, including Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The Winter Park Country Club features a beautiful golf course for visitors and locals. Numerous parks and playgrounds are maintained by the city’s parks and recreation staff, promoting healthy living through an active lifestyle. The community is also noted for its upscale shopping and dining.
Climate Conditions in Winter Park
Humidity and warm temperatures are characteristic of Winter Park summers, and mild conditions are common in the winter months. Winter lows hover just above 50 degrees on average. Summer high temperatures average just above 90 degrees. A record low of 18 degrees was recorded in 1894, and a record high of 103 degrees was recorded in 1921. Precipitation is at its height during summer months with an average of 7.58 inches of rain in June.
Winter Park Air Conditioning Services
At SSI, we are committed to excellence as we address heating and air conditioning service needs in the community of Winter Park. Our familiarity with area conditions allows us to make recommendations that will enhance indoor comfort and air quality for residents dealing with the heat and humidity through the summer months. We recommend preventive maintenance for both heating and cooling systems on an annual basis so that optimum performance is achieved to keep homes comfortable and energy bills affordable. We are available for emergency air conditioning repair when problems arise, but it is helpful to know that preventive service can reduce the risk of repair issues by nearly 95 percent. Our technicians also provide indoor air quality solutions and new system installations.