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Pittsburg, KS Contractors

Pittsburg is located in Crawford County, Kansas and is the most populous city in southeastern Kansas. It sits just west of Interstate 49 and the Missouri border and is due south of Kansas City. It is home to 20,000 people and covers an area of 13 square miles.

History

Pittsburg was founded in 1876 by Colonel E. H. Brown for Moffett and Sargent. The first houses and businesses were built over the summer and the city had 100 residents by the fall. Many of its early settlers worked in nearby coal mines and its growth was aided by nearby railroads.

After the coal mines were depleted, the Auxiliary Manual Training Normal School was established within the city in 1903. In 1913, this school became the Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg, a four year college. In 1959, it became the Kansas State College of Pittsburg and in 1977 it became the Pittsburg State University. The city's economy today relies heavily on this university and other government employment.

Attractions

The Pittsburg Community Theatre features live performances of classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Wizard of Oz. The Pittsburg Aquatic Center features a large pool, slides, lazy river, volleyball courts, and more. The annual 4th of July Celebration features fireworks and a 5k run. There are also many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, and golfing.

Demographics

Pittsburg's 20,000 residents live in about 9,000 housing units. One third of these households are married couples and approximately 27% have children under the age of 18. Half of Pittsburg's households are non-families and a little over 10% are senior citizens over the age of 65. The median household income is $30,000.

Climate

Pittsburg sees sunny days an average of 214 times per year. Its average July high is 91 degrees and the average January low is 23 degrees. It sees an average of 43 days of rain occurring on 94 days per year. The average snowfall is 12 inches per year. The city is more humid than average rating 30 out of 100 on a comfort index where higher is more comfortable and the United States average is 44.

Pittsburg Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless HVAC systems can be the best option for both preexisting and new construction. In an existing building, ductless HVAC systems provide air conditioning to each room without the need for significant renovations to install ducts or bulky, ugly window units in each room. In new buildings, ductless air conditioning may be chosen because it gives individualized temperature control in each room and the ability to only have certain zones running at a time can create significant energy savings. Ductless systems consist of independent sets of indoor and outdoor units for each room. The outdoor compressor is connected to the indoor air handler via a small hole in the wall. Each indoor unit has its own temperature controls. If desired, a ductless mini split can connect several nearby indoor units to a single outdoor unit to reduce the outdoor footprint.

Ductless heat pumps Pittsburg provide both heating and cooling capabilities. If heating is not needed because of an existing furnace based heating system, standalone ductless ACs are available. These are more energy efficient than ductless heat pumps because they provide cooling only and can be optimized for that specific function. Pittsburg HVAC experts can help in selecting which system is best and how to configure it for the best results.