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Home Energy Audit


This time of year people are trying to stay comfortable. But they also want to save money on their home energy bills! We want to let you know about four things you can do to do your own home energy audit, to make sure your house is as energy efficient as possible.

1. Watch out for drafts.


Check around to see if there are any areas of your home where air may be leaking. Maybe some of your doors and windows have spots where they’re letting air in, or perhaps your fireplace. Check your baseboards and electrical outlets. Do you have a doggie door? See how much air that may be letting in. To make it easier to find leaks try wetting your hand, or using a lit incense stick and watching for the trail of smoke to show you where you have a draft.


2. Check out your attic.


You want to make sure you have plenty of insulation in your attic. If you live in an older home, you might not have thought about your insulation for a while. Take a look to see if you have a good depth of insulation and that it covers your attic evenly.

3. Maintain your equipment.


Check your heating and cooling units to make sure they’re working properly. If your equipment is more than 15 years old you will probably save money in the long run by upgrading your system. A newer system will run more smoothly, and will typically be quieter. And you may even be able to qualify for some tax credits as well! If you need help deciding whether to upgrade your system or if you need your system checked out and tuned up, we can help you with any of that.


4. Look at your lights.


Many people don’t think about their lights when it comes to making their homes energy efficient. We recommend replacing standard light bulbs with LED lights. This will reduce the amount of energy you use in your home, and it actually creates less work for your air conditioning system. Avoid halogen lamps—those produce a great deal of heat. Also, consider installing dimmer switches to lower the lights and also lower your energy use.

We can help you out with any of these and do a professional energy audit on your heating and air system. If you’d like to talk to us about that, just click the button below. We’d love to help you!

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Why is One Room in my House so Cold?


You know that one room in your house that will just not stay warm? No matter what you do, no matter what you try, that room is always cold! A lot of homeowners just don’t do anything about it—maybe it’s a guest room, or it’s in an area of the home that’s not used very often. But this time of year we get a lot of calls from people who want to fix that room because they have family coming into town for the holidays who are going to stay with them, and they want their guest room to be comfortable.


Here are three things we check for to see what’s going on in that cold room:


1. What’s the real problem?


First, we ask how long you’ve been there, and if this is an issue that has been going on for awhile, or if it’s something you’ve just noticed, that’s new. This allows us to get to the root of the problem, and not just treat the symptom. Many older homes have some issues that most newer homes do not. We want to make sure we fix the problem long term, and not just give you a short-term band-aid.


2. Are the ducts obstructed?


Then we’re going to check for obstructions in the duct. Maybe a damper is closed, or a duct is crushed, or the duct is broken. These are things that we can fix or repair for you. If you have a duct problem, that’s typically what is causing the lack of heat to the room (or in the summer, this will cause the room to not get cool).


3. How much air are you getting?


Then we’ll check the amount of air you have flowing into the room. The larger the duct, the more air that can flow. Sometimes the problem is that you don’t have enough air getting into the room. We can increase the supply air to the room by increasing the size of the duct.


So if there’s that one guest bedroom that just won’t get warm, and you’ve been putting off thinking about it for awhile, we can definitely help you out with that before your holiday guests arrive! Click the link below and we’ll be glad to come out and give you a free estimate to get you started on that!


Fix My Cold Room

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Indoor Air Quality McKinney TX


Breathe Cleaner Air & Promote Healthy Indoor Air Quality at Home


It’s cold and flu season, but we can help promote healthy indoor air quality in your home! We offer a system called REME HALO® In-duct Air Purifier that we can install in our HVAC systems. This will kill 99% of the viruses, mold, and mildew in your air system. This includes bacteria and cold and flu viruses! When you’re sick and you sneeze, you send the virus into the air all around you, which is how other people get sick. This system will kill those airborne germs.



Helps With Allergies



If you use the REME-HALO with an extra filtration system it will help with your allergies. We actually had one customer whose son had severe asthma—he had bad flare-ups every week. We put an electric air cleaner and a REME-HALO in his unit, and after that, his son had bad flare-ups only every few months.


How We Install The REME-HALO Unit



To install these UV-light systems we cut a hole into your air conditioning plenum, the box attached to the supply outlet of your system. We screw the UV system into that, and then it wires right into the electric panel on your air handler. That way you don’t ever have to mess with it. When we come to do your service we’ll check it and make sure it’s working well. And then every time air flows through your system, the REME-HALO cleans it!


Give us a call if you’d like to talk about what one of these systems can do for your home! Our expert HVAC contractors are able to install a wide variety of air filtration systems, air decontaminating UV lamps, dehumidifiers and humidifiers for homes in Frisco, McKinney TX and surrounding areas.

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Do you have a humidifier in your home? Have you ever thought about getting one?


During the winter time, the air in Texas is a lot drier than it is in the summer. In the summer we have to deal with a lot of humidity, but in the winter it’s the opposite.


Protect Your Floors, Furniture, and Skin


The benefit of having moist air is that it feels more comfortable at lower temperatures. Plus, if there’s moisture in the air, your skin won’t feel as dry. If you have wood furniture or floors in your home, having some moisture in the air also helps keep them in better shape, so that the wood doesn’t dry out, and go through cycles where it swells and then shrinks, which causes cracking.


Get Comfortable!


A steam humidifier, or really any kind of humidifier, can make your house a lot more comfortable and keep your furniture and floors in better condition. Give us a call and we’ll give you all the information on how a steam humidifier can help you have a comfortable winter!




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HVAC Maintenance Agreement in Frisco TX

Fall Maintenance Inspections


This is the time of year when we’re checking furnaces, to make sure you’re ready for cooler weather!

In Your Attic:

In your attic, you either have an electric air handler or a gas furnace. When we check your gas furnace we’re going to make sure it’s burning safely. You have several safety features in your furnace, and we’ll make sure they’re all good, and that everything is operating as it should be.

We’ll check your blower motor, which is the thing that moves the air through the ductwork. We’ll check the capacitor, the bearings, everything.

The First Time You Turn On The Furnace:

When you fire the furnace up it burns the gas and comes out as a burnt flue gas out of the top of your unit. We will then check your carbon monoxide levels to make sure that the furnace is burning properly, and that the gas and air mixture is proper.

Once we make sure everything is safe, you can turn your heat on for the winter!


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In Texas, many homes have their air conditioning system in the attic. This is convenient because it doesn’t take up room in the house. On the other hand, it means that if something is wrong with your system, you could come home to water dripping from your ceiling. An A/C leak in your attic can be devastating! We want to share some tips on how you can make sure this doesn’t happen to you.


1. Quality installation.


It all starts with a quality installation that is guaranteed by a reputable company like All Systems. Poor installation can cause air leakage, a poor slope of the drain line, or lack of safety precautions like float switches. Just because the other company is less expensive doesn’t make it better. They may cut corners when installing to save money where they can. We refuse to cut corners to save a few bucks. We wanna do it right the first time and that’s why we can give a guarantee of our craftsmanship.


2. Regular maintenance.



Next would be maintaining the system by changing the filter regularly and having us out annually to check the cleanliness of the system. Cleanliness of equipment is key to keeping the drain flowing properly. If your drain pipe isn’t clean, mold and mildew can grow inside it. This will eventually stop the water from draining, and that’s when leakage problems can start.

3. Periodic heavy maintenance.



Every few years have us do a maintenance cleaning of the evaporator. We’ll also install time-release drain cleaning pads into the drain pans, to keep your system clean.

With good installation and regular cleaning and maintenance, your system will keep you leak-free. We’re more than happy to come out and take a look at your system, and make sure that everything is clean and working just as it should.


Click here to learn how you can be proactive in taking care of your AC system: Maintenance Agreements

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Vacation Tips For Your AC System

Vacation Tips For Your AC System


Lots of people go on trips during summertime. What should you do with your air conditioner while you’re out of town? Here are three tips for making sure your air conditioner is set for summer vacations:

1. Set your thermostat to vacation mode.


Some of you have newer thermostats that let you set a vacation mode. Vacation mode lets you set the house to a certain temperature, and it stays there until you get back.

If you aren’t able to set a vacation mode, we recommend setting your thermostat to stay at about 80-85 degrees while you’re gone. You don’t want your house to heat up too much while you’re gone because then it will take a long time to recover once you’re back. Plus if it’s too warm in your house it will also be humid. A high humidity level in your house can damage furniture, or your electronics, etc. 80-85 degrees is usually a good temperature to keep things at while you’re gone.

Look around on your thermostat. Usually, there is some way to set a temperature and then set it to some kind of permanent hold. That way the temperature will stay steady the whole time you’re gone.

2. Check the drain tray.


If you have units in the attic you’ll have a drip tray underneath the evaporator coil. Take a look at that tray before you leave. If you see water in there, have us come out and clear your drain line. We’ll make sure your drain is flowing properly so that you don’t come home to a ceiling that’s falling down from water leaking!

3. Have someone watch your house.


Have a close friend or relative come by and check on your house every once in awhile to make sure nothing’s dripping and everything looks good. It’s always a good idea to do this anyway, to make sure nothing else is going wrong in your house while you’re away!

We hope this helps you have a great vacation!


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maintenance tips for your ac system

It is summertime in Texas! That means a lot of things. It means family fun, barbecues, vacations, and it also means 100-degree temperatures!

This heat is hard on our homes, too. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your air conditioner is in good shape and keeps running, to keep you comfortable throughout the summer and all year long.

1. Check your filters!


You’ve heard this from us before, but that’s because it’s so important. Make sure your filters are clean! Some houses have a four-inch filter, and those can last longer. But if you have a one-inch filter, make sure that you’re checking those every month to see if they need to be changed out! Your A/C system is going to be working harder in the summertime than any other time of the year. So make sure you’re helping your A/C system to do its job well by keeping that filter clean.

2. Listen for noises.


If you hear loud or strange noises coming through your A/C system, don’t ignore that. Most of the time, this is not something that is just going to fix itself, and it might be an indicator that something’s going wrong in there. Call us or call someone else you trust to come out and check your system out before something actually does break down. So pay attention to any noises coming from your system!

3. Check for water.


if you see water in the pan, that’s not supposed to be there. Condensation is supposed to drain into the main sewer drain of the house, usually into a vanity P trap tub overflow. Air conditioners can pull 5-10 gallons of water a day out of the air and can cause major damage to your home so never ignore water in places you don’t think it should be.

4. Check your ductwork.


Take a look at your ductwork, and make sure everything looks good there.  If you don’t like what you see when you go in your attic, give us a call and we can replace it for you to keep you comfortable.


5. Check for pests.


Ants, rats, mice, squirrels cannot chew through steel wool, so if you find a crack or hole somewhere that you can’t repair quickly, stuffing some steel wool into the crack can help protect your system from pests. If pests get to your unit they can chew through wires and generally wreak havoc on your system. It can’t hurt to have a pest control company come out and check these things out too!

We hope this helps you stay nice and comfortable in your home! If you are out and about make sure you’re taking precautions outside, too—carry plenty of water. Have a great summer!


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What We Do On a Maintenance Inspection


Have you ever wondered what we do when we come out to do a service call on your air conditioner?


When you are one of our customers with a maintenance agreement with us, here’s what we do. We start by making sure all our paperwork is in order, and that we have all the information we need about you and your unit.


In The Attic


We go up into the attic. There we check your air filter and make sure it’s clean. Remember, your system will not work efficiently if your air filter is dirty.


Drain Lines


We clean out your drain line with a condensate drain line cleaner. This has a little cartridge of carbon dioxide in it, and I use that to blow out the drain line. After that, we add pan treatment tablets to your condensate pan. These will dissolve slowly and clean the drain as they dissolve.


Check Outside Unit


We also check your outside unit. We check the Freon and all the electrical components like capacitors and contactors. We check the amp draws on the fan motor and the compressor, to make sure the starting amps are not too high.


We give everything a thorough check, hitting everything on our maintenance checklist.


Wash Your Unit


The last thing we do is we take the water hose and wash the unit off. Once we get that done, your entire system has been checked out and cleaned up! You’ll be able to face another Texas summer knowing that your air conditioner is in good shape.


We’d love to come out and take a look at your unit to get you in shape for the summer! Now is a great time to schedule your service, before it gets hot enough to put a strain on your system. Call us and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment!

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Maintenance Tips For Your HVAC System

Maintenance Tips For Your HVAC System


It’s springtime! It’s been nice so far, but we all know summer is coming. Summer in Texas puts a big strain on our air conditioning systems. You want to make sure that your system is functioning well before summer hits—it’s no fun when your air conditioner goes out and it’s 100 degrees outside!


We get a lot of homeowners who ask us what they can do to maintain their air conditioning systems. Three things come to mind:


  1. Check your air filters!  Pull your air filters out and inspect them. Typically you need to change them every 60-90 days for a one-inch filter, or every six months for a four-inch filter. If your filters are dirty, change them! This will definitely help with your airflow and your cooling.


  1. Wash the condenser.  The second thing you should do is to wash off your outside condenser. Get all the dust and dirt off the inside of your coils. This will help maintain your system and help it operate more efficiently, which makes it work less during the summer and saves you money!


  1. Treat your drain lines.  In your attic, or in the closet, you’ll find some PVC pipe that comes off of your unit’s evaporator coil. If you can treat the inside of that line with a little bit of bleach, it will help removed any mildew or growth inside there that traps dust particles and creates clogs.


If you do these things, they will help your system run more efficiently, and hopefully, help prevent any service calls during the summer!


But if you do need any help with your system, give us a call. We’ll take care of everything for you! We’ll check your system for any issues. We’ll check your Freon, and do whatever it takes to get your system running well and your house cool for the summer!

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