Directory of Heating Contractors in Houston, TX
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Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is home to many HVAC professionals, some who work as individual contractors and some who are employed by corporate chains like Sears. The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association Gulf Coast Chapter is one organization that supports Houston heating contractors by providing educational opportunities, insurance benefits and lobbying for legislative measures. Houston's heating contractors have the opportunity to be a member of this group, as well as the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau, which keeps records of performance.
Tenants of a rental residence in Texas, including renters among the nearly 6 million people who live in the Houston metropolitan area, have certain rights relating to the heating and cooling of their homes. A tenant can deduct from their rent the cost of repairs to a system in the following situations:
- The landlord has agreed to furnish the rental unit with a heating and/or cooling system.
- The system is not working properly.
- A health, building or other appropriate official has notified the landlord that the system is necessary for the safety and health of a tenant.
The Texas Union can provide more information about s rights at 214-823-2733.Alternative Energy in Houston
Houston's economy has long reaped the benefits of the energy industry owing to its involvement in oil and natural gas production. The recent movement towards alternative energy has further boosted Houston's economy. Many businesses in the city have kept pace with the green movement through the production of wind, solar and geothermal energy. Several Houston-based organizations, like Houston Biodiesel, NASA and the Center for Fuel Cell Research and Applications, have made major strides in exploring non-oil based fuels.
In a move to increase Houston's use of alternative energy, Mayor Bill White promised to convert a large number of city-owned vehicles to hybrids by 2010. The city also estimates that 25% of its electricity load comes from wind energy.
State Aid for Upgrading Energy Systems
s Weatherization Assistance Program provides low-income residents funds to make their homes more energy efficient. This includes an assessment of a s present energy usage and aid for purchasing and installation of weatherizing materials like insulation, caulking, and inefficient heating and cooling systems. More details can be found at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs website or by calling their toll free number 1-888-606-8889.
Houston's southern, coastal orientation results in mild winters and hot, humid summers. Hurricanes travelling through the Gulf of Mexico pose a yearly threat to the Houston area and often cause severe damage to property. Repairing a hurricane damaged home can sometimes be an opportunity to upgrade heating and cooling equipment or make a home more energy efficient.
Houston's average high temperatures between mid-June and mid-September rise above 90 degrees. The winter average lows, on the other hand, do not dip below 40 degrees. While heating may be necessary at times, air conditioning is far more important to many Houstonians.
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5301 POLK AVE.
HOUSTON, TX 77023
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40 Lyerly Street
Houston, TX 77022
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Houston, TX 77087
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1545 Campbell Road
Houston, TX 77055
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