If you live in Texas, you were affected by winter storms. Texas and winter storms rarely go together, like Winter and Summer, but, we all know, it can happen in Texas, and not necessarily in that order. What does Dallas winter storms have to do with HVAC?
Many of our customers in Dallas are reporting higher electricity bills and looking for ways to optimize their HVAC units for better results and lower electricity usage. With Texas electricity grid being the way it is, not properly winterized, extensive usage may very well affect it.
At the same time, during the recent winter storms, older HVAC units may use more electricity and increase your bill many times over.
We all saw on social media reports of electricity bills as high as $17,000. While some of those bills are related to the cost of electricity passed down directly to consumers of some utility companies, not all of us will see bills like that. Hopefully never, just like the winter storms that flew over Texas and froze the pipes.
Now, we don’t have to have a winter storm in order for your unit to malfunction. If your heating bill is higher during normal Texas winter, chance is, you may have to replace the unit. That’s where Dragon Air comes in. We can inspect your home and offer suggestions. In some cases you don’t have to replace the furnace, for example. Dragon Air’s certified HVAC technicians, available across Dallas – Fort Worth area, can assist and make repairs that will extend the life of your HVAC units.
The key here is to be proactive. Some elements you should consider:
- If the unit is over ten years old, there is a possibility that needs to be replaced. If not, our Dallas-Fort Worth HVAC technicians can take look and make the best recommendations for maintenance. Proper maintenance can extend the life of the HVAC unit.
- Uneven heating in your home. This can be caused by a variety of reasons, depending on how, overall, everything was set up when your home was built. It can happen to newer homes, but it is a really good starting point to consult your Dragon Air technician.
- The air quality. Living in the same place for long periods of time can make you understand subtle changes in your home easier. If the air feels or smells differently, it is a good time to think about an HVAC inspection. Replacing the unit may be your last option, and in a lot of cases, we can prevent that from happening.
- Has your energy bill gone up? Right, it can go up, when we need a little bit more heat or cold air, just to make our home more comfortable. In some cases, when your HVAC unit does not work properly, it works overtime, so to speak, and that can cause unpleasant surprises on your bill.
Dragon Air is a family-owned business located in the heart of Plano. We specialize in residential Air Conditioning and Heating repairs, Air Conditioning, and Heating replacements, and Air conditioning and Heating service. Our expert technicians pride themselves in providing honest diagnostics so our customers can make educated decisions on what’s best for them. If you are in need of AC repair or Furnace repair in Plano or surrounding cities call us today at 214-790-9872 to schedule an appointment. Dragon Air can help you with your HVAC unit for future Dallas winter storms.