Although the city of Livingston wasn’t formed until the mid-1950s, the land on which it sits has been settled for well over a century. The first community in the area was known as Doyle. Livingston proper was formed by the merger of Doyle and the Lyons Lumber Company’s nearby logging town. As a planned “company town,” the “Lyons tract” sprung up almost overnight during the second decade of the 20th century. Even after the nearby lumber mill ceased to operate, the town continued to enjoy an enviable standard of living thanks to the company’s investment in local infrastructure like roads and water wells.
Less than 100 miles northwest of New Orleans, Livingston is the seat of the rural and suburban parish that bears its name. With robust connections to nearby Baton Rouge via Interstate 12 and New Orleans via Interstate 55 and Interstate 10, the town is regarded as one of Louisiana’s most centrally located places. Like much of the rest of the southern half of the state, Livingston’s immediate surroundings consist largely of low-lying wetlands, subtropical pine and oak forest, and patchy stretches of agricultural land. Notable nearby geographical features include the extensive wetlands of Tickfaw State Park and the broad expanse of Lake Maurepas.
Although the population of Livingston Parish has grown rapidly in recent years and now approaches 130,000, the town of Livingston is far smaller. At last count, it was home to just under 1,800 souls. Although Livingston is just over 30 minutes from Baton Rouge by car, only a few of the town’s residents commute to Louisiana’s state capital every day. Instead, they’re far more likely to work in agriculture or for the National Science Foundation at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Thanks to the presence of the observatory, Livingston boasts an especially well-educated population.
Although it’s not completely open to the public, curious visitors to Livingston can stop by the aforementioned Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory for a look at science in action. For folks who prefer not to think about complicated physics concepts, downtown Livingston boasts a number of attractive eateries and shops. Meanwhile, nearby Denham Springs plays host to the incomparable Denham Springs Antique District, a collection of vintage antique shops. With world-class outdoor amenities like Tickfaw State Park and North Park at their fingertips, outdoorsy types have plenty to do in Livingston as well.
Livingston sits squarely within the subtropical zone. As such, it enjoys warm to hot summers and generally pleasant transitional seasons. The town usually avoids the Arctic blasts that can make life difficult in more northerly cities, and snow is a very rare occurrence here. Fortunately, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are fairly rare as well. However, heavy rain is quite frequent. In fact, Livingston is one of the wettest places in the continental United States.
Regardless of what the weather does, Livingston locals can count on S&E Heating, Air and Plumbing for all of their air conditioning repair and service needs. The company’s expertly trained, highly professional technicians are capable of performing a wide range of HVAC-related tasks, including routine maintenance checks, complicated main-unit troubleshooting jobs, new-construction installation and filter replacement. What’s more, these highly trained service professionals are equipped to repair your plumbing and home heating equipment, too.
As a factory-authorized retailer of Carrier products, S&E provides the Livingston community with all manner of HVAC equipment. To satisfy their heating needs, local residents and business owners can turn to S&E for heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, wall units and more. For indoor air quality solutions, the company offers dehumidifiers, filtration devices and other equipment. To tackle the region’s warm summer weather, S&E sells a variety of Puron refrigeration devices as well as air conditioning wall units, central units and commercial HVAC equipment. And when your home or business springs a leak, S&E will be right over to fix your plumbing. Simply put, S&E is Livingston’s best choice for plumbing, heating and air conditioning service and repair.