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Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida

Bonita Springs is an up and coming destination for vacationers and is located in Lee County, Florida nestled on both the Gulf Of Mexico and Estero Bay. It’s one of the most northern cities on the southwest coast of Florida that is designated to have a tropical climate even though it’s located over one hundred and fifty miles north of the tropic of cancer. The reason for this is the warm coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico give Bonita Springs a monthly mean temperature that never (until 1982 when it reached 26°F) goes under 18 °C (64 °F) which meets the criteria for a tropical climate. Interestingly, less than 50 miles north of Bonita Springs is the city of Fort Myers which is considered to have a subtropical climate.

Bonita Springs is located at a latitude of 26°20′59″N and a longitude of 81°47′27″W and the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Station Id is FL872522 with a total area of 41 square miles. Bonita Springs, Florida has an elevation of 13 feet above sea level and as of the 2010 census has a population of 43,914 with a median age being in their mid to late 40’s. Popular vacation and recreational destinations include Lover’s Key State Park, Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach Preserve Park.

The annual average temperature in Bonita Springs and most of Lee County is around 79°F and has an annual average low temperature of  71° making air conditioning a virtual necessity for most of the year. In southern Florida most homes are cooled by either a standard air conditioning system which comprises of an air handler with electric heating elements and an outdoor air conditioning unit. Some home have a heat pump installed which provides both heating and cooling eliminating the inefficient and expensive electric heating coils. If you need air conditioning repair in Bonita Springs or are looking to replace your air conditioning system feel free to contact us for a free estimate on a new AC system. Lee County also offers incentives for upgrading to energy efficient HVAC equipment and other energy-saving home improvements with their Weatherization Assistance program. You can find out more details here: http://dhs.leegov.com/programs/housingservices/Pages/HousingWeatherization.aspx