Crystal River, FLĀ AC Repair & Service

History

Long before Christopher Columbus set foot in America Florida was inhabited by prehistoric people who built earthen mounds for burial and ceremonial sites. The first European settlers started to arrive in the 1500s, but it wasn’t until the U.S. government began asking people to help cultivate the area in exchange for land that the population began to grow. During the Civil War, although there were no major land battles close to the city, the government issued a blockade around the coast to prevent supplies from reaching the Confederates, and there were several sea skirmishes between the two sides. The Battle of Crystal River took place in 1862, and re-enactments of the battle are still done today.

After the war, farmers migrated to the area and began planting citrus crops. Other individuals found ways to profit from the natural vegetation along the river banks. Turpentine was made from the pine trees that grew along the river, and cedar trees were harvested to manufacture pencils. Before there were any local factories, the logs were shipped to Germany for processing. Later, the Dixon Cedar Mill and the Crystal River Lumber Company were built and began manufacturing different products. The first railroad was built in the 1880s, and the population grew rapidly. Crystal River was incorporated as a city in 1906.

Geography

Located along Florida’s scenic Nature Coast, which is on the Gulf of Mexico, the city is at the mouth of the Crystal River and King’s Bay. It is approximately a two-hour drive north from St. Petersburg.

Population and Demographics

Crystal River is home to approximately 3700 residents, and the median age is 48 years.

Attractions and Things to Do

Because of its location, Crystal River attracts nature lovers and visitors looking for some adventure. During the winter months, manatees migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to the warmer spring-fed waters of King’s Bay, and there are several manatee tours to choose from. Because of the variety of marine life and clarity of the water, King’s Bay is also known as one of the best places in the world for snorkeling. Visitors also enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking and scalloping. Nearby, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park is home to alligators, crocodiles, bears, deer and a variety of exotic birds. Visitors who are interested in history can view the ancient ceremonial and burial mounds at the Crystal River Archaeological State Park, which may be the most well-known archaeological site in Florida.

Climate

The city averages 54 inches of rain each year, which is slightly more than the average for most U.S. cities. However, Crystal River experiences more sunshine than rain. The average winter temperature is 45 degrees, and the average summer temperature is 90 degrees.

Senica Air Conditioning in Crystal River, Fla.

Senica Air Conditioning has been providing superior air conditioning service and AC repair to the residents of Crystal River since 1993. Senica’s experienced technicians are fully trained on all major brands of HVAC systems and are available to perform routine air conditioning service and emergency AC repair whenever they are needed. When it’s time to install a new HVAC system, Senica can recommend an energy- efficient unit that fits the customer’s needs.