Jackson, MS Air Conditioner Repair Services
Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and is the largest city in the state. It covers 111 square miles in the south-central portion of the state. Parts of the city are in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. Its location at the intersection of Interstates 20 and 55 provides easy access to the surrounding communities. The city’s motto is “City With a Soul” due to numerous blues, jazz, and gospel musicians having called it their home.
Most of the state of Mississippi was originally part of the Choctaw Nation. The United States acquired the rights to the area by treaty in 1820. Leaders of the new state decided to establish the capital in the center of the state. However, because the geographic center was filled with swampland, the site chosen was slightly to the south. The new city was named Jackson for Andrew Jackson. It became an important manufacturing center before it was destroyed by Union forces during the Civil War. By the early 1900s, it again became a vibrant city due to its railroad access and the discovery of nearby natural gas fields.
Things to Do
- The Mississippi State Capitol Building is open for public tours. The original capitol building was torn down, but the building that opened in 1839 remains open as a museum. The current capitol building opened in 1903.
- Jackson Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is home to over 30 types of animals from all over the world.
- The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a 73,000-square-foot glass-enclosed structure surrounded by 300 acres of natural landscaping.
- The Edwards Hotel, later the King Edward Hotel, was an important cultural center beginning with its 1923 opening. Today it has been renovated and operates as the Hilton Garden Inn — Jackson Downtown.
Jackson has a total population of about 175,000. About 27 percent of its residents are children under the age of 18, and 10 percent are senior citizens over the age of 65. The median household income of about $33,400 is slightly below the state average. The median value of a home is just under $92,000, and the homeownership rate is 53 percent. 82 percent of households have lived in the same home for one year or longer. Among residents age 25 and older, 82 percent are high school graduates and 26 percent have bachelor’s degrees.
Like most southern states, Jackson has hot summers and mild winters. The average July high is 93 degrees, and the average January low is 37 degrees. There is minimal snowfall with an annual average of just over one inch. There are about 49 inches of rain each year spread over 104 days with precipitation. Jackson has about 211 sunny days per year.
Jackson, MS Air Conditioning Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
Jackson being the largest city in Mississippi doesn’t mean you can’t have small-town customer service. At Dent Air Conditioning, we’re a family owned and operated business that treats all of our customers like neighbors because they are. We’ve been serving the area since 1954 and use that experience to help make your home as comfortable as possible.
We proudly partner with Carrier to provide state-of-the-art, quiet, energy-efficient new heating and cooling systems. We also provide 24-hour emergency maintenance for all systems whether or not you’ve purchased it from us, and we offer routine maintenance plans to help your existing system last longer while lowering your energy bills. Contact us if you think your home could be more comfortable at a lower cost.