AC & Business Refrigeration Contractor in Pasadena, TX
Located in southeast Harris County, Texas, the City of Pasadena stretches in a southeastern direction to the shores of Galveston Bay. Despite its close proximity to Houston, Pasadena has its own unique identity. With a rich history that reaches back to the earliest days of the Lone Star State, Pasadena has grown into a modern city with a strong economy, an excellent public school system and dozens of thriving neighborhoods.
The Spanish were the first Europeans to explore the area known today as Pasadena, but no permanent settlements were established there until empresario Stephen F. Austin led 300 families to the region in 1821. In the Texas Revolution against Mexico, the last battle occurred near the site that would become Pasadena, earning the city the nickname “Birthplace of Texas.” Today, visitors can relive this important moment in Texas history by touring the battlefield and museum at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.
Incorporated in 1928, Pasadena’s economy expanded during Texas oil boom of the early 1900s. The economy received an additional boost in the 1960s, when NASA’s Johnson Space Center was established nearby.
Bordered by Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena has a total land area of around 44 square miles. The city is located around 10 miles to the east of downtown Houston. Pasadena boasts multiple industrial and residential neighborhoods and has more than 45 parks, many of which have amenities like jogging tracks, sports facilities and swimming pools.
Pasadena has hot and humid summers with temperatures that average around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Breezes off Galveston Bay offer Pasadena residents some relief from the summer heat. Afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon. The average high during the winter is 63 degrees. Snowfall is rare in Pasadena.
The population of Pasadena reached 152,272 in 2013. Most of the city’s more than 50,000 housing units are occupied by families. The average household size is 3.1 people, and the median age is 30.7 years. Nearly 73 percent of Pasadena’s residents have a high school degree or higher. With around 5,800 employees, the Pasadena Independent School District is one the city’s largest employers.
In addition to all of the many attractions that Houston has to offer, residents in Pasadena are rightfully proud of their own points of interest as well, including:
- Once considered the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” Pasadena still celebrates its agricultural roots with the annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival, proceeds of which fund an array of community projects.
- A 2,500-acre Texas Coastal Preserve located on the shore of Galveston Bay, the Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the few undisturbed bayous in the Lone Star State.
- Chronicling Pasadena’s rich history, the Pasadena Historical Museum features two historic 20th-century homes.
- Held each autumn, the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo features auctions, trail rides, parades and barbecue cook-offs.
- The Stage Door Inc theatre features live performances that range from Shakespeare to Monty Python’s “Spamelot.”
Keeping Cool in Pasadena
With more than 28 years of experience meeting the comfort requirements of the Houston metropolitan area, Valderrama A/C & Refrigeration offers quality refrigeration, heating and air conditioning service for Pasadena homes and businesses. Our licensed, bonded and insured experts focus on providing energy-efficient solutions that save you money while enhancing your comfort at home and at work. Whether you need an emergency air conditioner repair for your commercial establishment or a new installation for your home, you can expect stellar results when you choose Valderrama to meet your heating, air conditioning and refrigeration needs. We even offer 24/7 emergency service to help you stay cool when mishaps occur.