FAQ's

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions

A/C Maintenance

How does an air conditioner work?

A central air conditioner is like a giant refrigerator for your house. In fact, it employs the same types of components, materials, and systems as a refrigerator, including a refrigerant that changes from liquid to gas and back to liquid as it travels through a system of tubes and coils or fins that collect and […]

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What Size Heating and Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

A correctly sized system isn’t just based on the size of the structure. Many factors go into determining the size of the system, including type of house and walls, type and size of windows, insulation, basement and attic conditions, house orientation etc. When sizing air conditioners, be careful not to make the mistake of getting […]

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What type of heating and air conditioning system should I get for an apartment or a small house?

The size of your apartment will be one of the most important factors in which type of air conditioner is most suitable. A studio apartment and a three bedroom will have very different cooling requirements. If you only need to cool a studio or perhaps just one room of a larger apartment, smaller systems like […]

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Are AC tune ups worth it?

We understand the hesitance to spend money when you think everything is fine, but annual air conditioner tune-ups are recommended not only by Evolved Mechanical but also by the EPA, ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Department of Energy, and local utilities. Air conditioners are put through a lot over the cooling season. If your AC were […]

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How often should I have my AC unit serviced?

Even if you do not suspect that your air conditioning unit has problems, we at Evolved Mechanical strongly recommend you have it serviced and inspected at least once every year. This will ensure that it operates at maximum efficiency. It will be ready to cool the house in the months when you require it most. […]

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How often should I replace my AC unit?

As a homeowner, one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make about your air conditioner is when it’s time for a new unit. Although a new air conditioner can be a big investment, so can the costs of continuing to repair and operate an old, inefficient unit. So how are you supposed to know […]

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Ductless AC system vs Central Air system

Central air conditioning is common in the United States, but ductless or mini-split systems are becoming more and more popular. Both systems have an indoor compressor or condenser and an indoor unit. Ductless systems can have more than one indoor unit and a small conduit connects the components instead of ductwork. Here’s some more information […]

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How to be efficient with my AC unit

Without a doubt, keeping your home cool in the summer is one of your biggest expenses. Though central air conditioning units are generally much more efficient than window units, they still use a tremendous amount of energy. There are several simple ways to increase air conditioner efficiency without compromising comfort Change your air filters at […]

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How often should I replace my air filter?

The frequency you should change your air filter depends heavily on this one factor: the weather. When it’s scorching hot in the summer you’re running your air conditioner constantly. That means more air is flowing through the filter and it’s catching more dust, dirt and debris. Therefore, you’ll need to change the air filter more […]

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How often should I clean my air filter?

We believe a home that uses air conditioner to a regular standard use should clean their filters every 3 months; if you have exceptionally high use we believe you should clean your filters monthly. The more you clean them the healthier your air and the less dollars you will spend on running costs. For standard […]

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My AC leaks water, should I be concerned?

During operation, your air conditioning unit will produce small amounts of condensation. How much water leaks from your air conditioner, however, depends on a couple of factors, including the thermostat setting and the temperature outside. Small amounts of condensation near your AC’s drain pipe is normal and to be expected. When your air conditioner works […]

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Are allergies affected by our indoor air quality?

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. Our New England homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, […]

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What is the proper indoor humidity level?

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what indoor humidity level is most comfortable. In general, a relative humidity level between 35 to 50 percent is ideal for comfort and to prevent microorganism growth. The best tools to keeping relative humidity at ideal levels in your home year-round are whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers. […]

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What does the AC Check Up consist of?

Besides helping avoid unexpected breakdowns, check-ups are important for helping your unit recover lost efficiency, operate more safely, increase the overall lifespan of the unit, improve your overall level of comfort, and reduce your operating expenses. Ideally your heating and air conditioning system should be inspected at least once a year. An Air Conditioner Check […]

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