Air Conditioner Repair, Service & Installation for Gilmer, TX
JD’s A/C Takes Your Indoor Comfort Seriously
JD’s A/C has proudly served the Gilmer, TX area for over 30 years. Our factory-trained technicians offer quality AC heating and air service that meets our neighbors’ needs both winter and summer. From providing routine maintenance on your heating or air conditioning equipment to helping you select the right replacement HVAC system for your home or business, we take every aspect of our work seriously, fully investing ourselves in your comfort and giving your satisfaction priority. Because building strong and lasting relationships is a key value for us, we do what it takes to ensure that the HVAC product or service we provide is just the one you need. As a family-run business, we believe in personalized service, and that’s just what we offer our family of HVAC clients in Gilmer, TX and elsewhere in the greater Longview metro area.
About Gilmer, TX
Gilmer, TX, the county seat of Upshur County, Texas, is located 22 miles northwest of Longview and 35 miles northeast of Tyler at the junction of State Highways 154 and 155. Named after former Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer, the original site, now known as “Old Gilmer,” today boasts a historical marker on the Cherokee Trace, three miles north of the modern city of Gilmer.
Early in its history, the town of Gilmer served as a cotton ginning center, later producing sweet potatoes (1890). At one point during the third decade of sweet potato production (1924), a weevil infestation forced a quarantine of the entire crop. Once the quarantine was lifted, in 1935, residents went on to organize the first East Texas Yamboree, a festival designed to celebrate the fall sweet potato harvest. Still celebrated today, the East Texas Yamboree is one of the longest-running festivals in Texas, boasting an attendance of over 100,000 people every year. Participants travel to Gilmer from all over the world to attend. The event offers a wide variety of events, including musical entertainment and dancing, a parade, art shows, hobby and craft shows, contests, and the crowning of the Yamboree Queen. If you happen to be in Gilmer, TX in mid to late October, you won’t want to miss this popular local festival, which will give you a feel for the flavor of the area.
Lake Gilmer is another local area attraction. The 1,010 surface acres of lake and 1,557 acres of land comprise Lake Gilmer Park, which features Kelsey Creek Sanctuary Nature Trails for hiking and bird watching (complete with bird watching stations) and offers a picnic and swimming area at the north end of the lake, near the dam area. The park also offers fishing and overnight camping facilities.
The Gilmer, TX area is well-known for being in the Piney Woods vegetation region of Texas. The woods are part of the town’s character, as well as its history, and a wide variety of pine specimens grow in the region, including loblolly, slash pines, shortleaf and longleaf, and hardwoods, such as hickory, oak, and maple.
Despite its humid subtropical climate, which brings 46 inches of annual rainfall, Gilmer, TX enjoys an average of 216 sunny days per year. The rainiest month is January, which soaks up over 10 inches of the city’s annual rainfall total. May and June are the next two rainiest months, each averaging about nine inches of precipitation. Annual snowfall is minimal, averaging just over 2 inches, which typically fall in March. Average January low is a frigid 33 degrees, while the average July high is 94. Both extremes are typical of the humid subtropical climate, which generally yields hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. True to the area’s climatic profile, average January highs don’t generally dip below the low 50’s.