Winter is coming, is your HVAC ready? It can be rough.
Did you know?
February 2021 was another record-setting cold snap. At Austin, the temperature remained at or below freezing for 7 days (168 hours). At Abilene, the period at or below freezing totaled 10 days (252 hours). The Central Texas region, including Waco, Bryan, and Killeen, set a new record with 9 days (205 hours) at or below freezing. San Angelo endured 6 days (152 hours) at or below-freezing temperatures.
Northern and western sections of the state average snowfall annually due to their colder average readings each winter. For one week in February 1956, a snowstorm of historic proportions struck northern Texas. The maximum amount measured was 61 inches (150 cm) at Vega with Plainview receiving 24 inches (61 cm) in one day. El Paso, in Far West Texas, received 22.4 in (57 cm) of snow during a 24-hour period December 13–14, 1987. For central and southern sections, snowfall is considerably more unusual.
Top four things for your HVAC in the Dallas – Fort Worth area this winter, because Winter is coming, is your HVAC ready:
An HVAC check-up is probably the best thing you can do for yourself and your household. With so many small details in place, it is easier if a trained technician takes care of it all, and runs essential tests confirming everything is OK, giving you peace of mind, and a warm place just when you need it the most, without breaking down. HVAC inspection is a great tool for every household because it prevents bigger issues from happening. It is just a phone call away, guaranteeing a quick and friendly certified technician visit.
Prepare the inside of your home and yourself for Texas winter
Some things you can do can go long way and are very simple to do, like enabling the flow of heat through your house. Arranging furniture to allow it should not require too much effort, and you can ask our technicians about it. Closing off rooms you don’t use, plugging the heater directly in the wall, and installing heavy curtains with insulation are few more things that can help and save you your money. Don’t forget sweaters and warming up your feet with thicker socks, when possible.
Upgrade the HVAC equipment
Depending on your home’s age, wear, and tear, there are some adjustments to your house that can be done and can benefit you in the long run. Sometimes these are considered to be upgrades, depending on your home, but either way, the benefit may be clear. A smart thermostat can add balance when heating up your house: not too much or little, just right. Replacing or adding insulation in the attic is another option for you. Just ask our technician about it, and we can take a look.
Maintain the heat in your home to your advantage
Heat is like the train: it takes a bit to move or slow down. Moving your thermostat up or down slowly could be your best long-term solution, preventing spikes on your bill. Last, but definitely not least, all those hours you spend cooking may add warmth to you and the place you live in. Moving your body around can make you feel warmer, but also all the heat coming from the oven and top of your stove will add to the overall temperature of your home, so use it wisely, for your benefit. For everything else, there’s Dragon Air, ready to take care of it and make you feel good.
We can help with the question: Winter is coming, is your HVAC ready?
Dragon Air Services 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 on providing honest diagnostics so our customers can make educated decisions on what’s best for them. If you are in need of replacing an HVAC unit in Dallas, Plano or surrounding cities call us today at 214-790-9872 to schedule an appointment.
Here’s the list of services we provide in Plano and Collin County
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