Our service area in Michigan includes southwestern areas of the State of Michigan. Michigan became a state in 1837. The earliest white settlers inhabited the area around Detroit and then moved further west and north through the state. Michigan is the only state comprised of two peninsulas, although the area that is the Upper Peninsula was in dispute for a period of time. Indians and French Canadians also lived in the area and were important trade partners with the white American settlers, with trading posts established for importing and exporting furs, lumber and more.
Demographics and Geography
According to the 2010 Census, Michigan had a population of just under 9.9 million residents, which was not a change from the previous Census. Michigan's coastline is the longest freshwater coastline of any political entity in the world. There are nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds in the state. The state is the largest east of the Mississippi river in terms of land area. The Mackinac Bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas of the state.
The state of Michigan has many well known colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and scores of others. College sports are a strong part of the state's economy.
The State of Michigan has a long tradition focused on automobiles and driving. That culture is still present today as the major American automakers still have their headquarters in Detroit. Detroit is still considered to be the center of innovation for American vehicles. Michigan is also known as the Great Lakes state, with its borders along four of the five Great Lakes plus Lake St. Clair, which is nestled between Michigan and Ontario around Detroit. Outdoor recreation is a major part of the culture, with deer, turkey and pheasant hunting; fishing and boating; and skiing among the state's most popular outdoor pastimes.
Places to Go
The western area of Michigan has several state parks, including Grand Mere State Park, Warren Dunes State Park and Warren Woods State Park. There are also many wineries, resorts, golf clubs and other parks in the southwest area of the state, owing to the significant number of tourists who visit during the summer months. Tourists come to Detroit to see major sports teams including the Detroit Lions for football, the Detroit Tigers for baseball, the Pistons for basketball and the Red Wings for Hockey. The Upper Peninsula is primarily rural and is known as a destination for camping and outdoor sports.
Local Events and Shopping
Michigan has many annual events for visitors and residents to enjoy. These include the Michigan State Fair during the summer; Michigan's oldest and largest festival - the Blossom Time Festival, the Cherry Festival, Venetian Festival, Four Flags Apple Festival and more. Shoppers can find unique gift shops and eateries here as well as farmer's markets. Downtown Detroit offers major retail destinations as well.
Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors
Our heating and air conditioning contractors in Southwest Michigan offer prompt, reliable and accurate service. Whether your home or business needs a furnace repair, air conditioner repair or any other cooling and heating repair, maintenance or installation service, our experts at Comfort24-7 are here for you. Give us a call for more information or to schedule your service visit.