Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. As of the 2009 U.S. Census estimate, the city had a population of 2.2 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area—the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.9 million.
Houston was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has experienced rapid growth in the city’s population. Houston has became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
Air Conditioning Is A Requirement During Houston’s Hot Summers
The summer months in Spring and the surrounding Houston area are hot and humid. The average daily high temperature peaks at 94 °F (34 °C) at the end of July, with an average of 99 days per year above 90 °F (32 °C). The average relative humidity ranges from over 90 percent in the morning to around 60 percent in the afternoon. The temperatures in the summer in Houston are very similar to average temperatures seen in tropical climates, such as in the Philippines and Central America. This extra humidity often caused the heat index to rise higher than the actual temperature. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Houston was 109 °F (43 °C) on September 4, 2000.
Houston’s heat and humidity made air-conditioning an essential element in Houston’s early survival, and it continues to be important in day-to-day life. Air conditioning is considered the stimulus for the growth of Houston in 1950 when it became the most air-conditioned city in the world.
Proline AC and Heating Services is actively providing the most modern air conditioning service technology to ensure that Houstonians continue to live comfortable and healthy lives. If your air conditioner is acting up, or if you would like to have a professsional give it a check-up just to make sure everything is working at peak condition, please contact Proline AC and Heating today.
Houston Texas Air Conditioning Service Areas
Proline services the Northwest Houston areas including 77040, 77064, 77065, 77070, 77069, 77014, 77379, 77090, 77068, 77388, 77373, 77377, 77375, 77429, 77043, 77354, 77382, 77384, 77377, 77447, 77014 and beyond.