Dallas County to provide free A/C units to some low income families

The year-round program also covers heating and electric bills
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With summer right around the corner, and temperatures already on the rise in Texas, air conditioning is becoming more and more important. However, not everyone in North Texas is able to beat the heat using air conditioning, which is why Dallas County has launched a program to provide free air conditioning unit to low income families.

Air conditioning is a necessity in Texas, especially during the summer months. Now, some families will no longer have to worry about struggling through the heat all summer, thanks to the Dallas County Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program. The program provides air conditioning units for families that qualify, along with heating and covering electric bills. “We understand that many families have children, elderly at home, and not having A/C, there's a great risk of dehydration, of death,” said Christian Grisales with Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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According to NBC DFW, one family received a new 3-ton unit that would cost between $8,000 and $10,000 for free. The year-round program is free for those that qualify. Hopefully this program helps everyone in need of beating the heat this summer.

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