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About San Antonio
The city of San Antonio, in the south central part of Texas, experiences moderate winters temperatures which can often seem extremely cold to residents who are used to revelling in sunny Texan weather most of the year. Reliable heating and cooling systems are a high priority for residents of San Antonio.
From traditional gas furnaces and heat pumps to modern energy-efficient home heating technologies, nearly all San Antonio residences and commercial buildings have some sort of heating/cooling arrangements. Homes today normally incorporate gas furnaces or forced air heating systems using air ducts and vent systems. Other sources of powering heating systems include electricity, and to a lesser extent, oil.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is powered by both electricity as well as gas to meet its enormous heating and cooling requirements. Two 138 KV City Public Service transmission lines provide the electrical power, while a combination diesel and natural gas powered generator located on campus at the Thermal Energy Plant provides a supplementary source.
There are three heating and air-conditioning businesses in San Antonio which are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. They are H & H Heating & Air Conditioning located on Fredericksburg Road, House Air Conditioning & Heating at Mariposa Drive, and Air-Tex Heating and Air Conditioning on Callaghan Road.
Alternative Energy in San Antonio
The city of San Antonio has embraced various alternate energy sources in its attempt to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment. In 2008, the city became the first in the country to contract for the large-scale conversion of human and animal waste into clean-burning natural gas. Called biosolids, the waste product of San Antonio residents have the potential to generate an average of 1.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Despite the abundance of sunlight in Texas, other states including Arizona, California, New Jersey, Colorado and New York, lead in the use of solar energy due to state policies and incentives. The Texas State Energy Conservation Office stated in the 2008 Energy Report that Texas has the "manufacturing base and research institutions needed to become a leader in the development of solar energy."
State Aid for Upgrading Texas Energy Systems
The San Antonio Business Journal reports that Texas will be the beneficiary of about $545 million of economic stimulus money made available in 2009 through the U.S. Department of Energy. The money is meant for the enhancement of weatherization and energy efficiency. Of the total amount, about $327 million is earmarked for weatherizing individual homes as part of the Department's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for low-income families. WAP is a two-pronged effort that includes reducing utility rates and increasing the energy efficiency of individual residences. Of the remaining amount, about $200 million is to be invested in renewable and clean-energy projects in the State of Texas. For starters, the project aims at improving the energy efficiency of government buildings.
Typical San Antonio Climate
San Antonio enjoys a temperate subtropical climate with the average temperature hovering around 50 degree Fahrenheit in winter and about 80 degrees in summer. Sub-zero temperatures may be experienced for about 20 days annually during winter which is marked by strong winds and cloudy weather. Sunny winters, on the other hand, bring pleasant day time temperatures and cool nights. Summers bring the typical sunny climate with moderate warmth. The Gulf of Mexico regulates the temperatures, moderating both winters and summers from getting too cold or too hot.
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MOORE SUPPLY CO
817 North Frio Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
BAKER THERMAL SPLY
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78204
10610 Sentinel Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78217
YORK Sales - Austin
326 West Nakoma
San Antonio, TX 78216