What should I look for in a central air conditioning system?

Some of the most important things to look for in a new AC unit are: sizing, pricing, and efficiency. Getting the right size AC means making sure that the system will be able to cool your entire hom...

When should I replace my AC system?

A central AC system should last between 10 and 20 years. If your AC is in that bracket, there’s a few other ways to know if it’s on its way out. If your system is: Noisy Expelling a lot of dust...

How can I tell if my air conditioner is broken?

Before you call us in a panic, there’s a few steps to make sure your AC unit is really broken. Check that it is getting power. You might have tripped a circuit or blown a fuse. Check the fan. If ...

What other types of maintenance should I do and how often?

Air conditioners require regular maintenance to keep them working at top performance levels. Some of the maintenance you or your HVAC tech should be doing on a regular basis is: Replace or clean ai...

What kinds of ductwork for heating and air conditioning systems are there?

Ducts are the passageways that cold air travels throughout to cool your home, and that warm air leaves your house.There are two main types of ductwork: flexible ductwork and rigid. Flexible ductwor...

What are the most common air conditioning duct problems?

Air conditioning problems don’t end with the air conditioner unit itself. They can also occur with ductwork. You might have leaking ducts, poorly sealed registers and grills, damaged flexible duc...

How Air Conditioners Work?

A central air conditioner is a life-saver in the sticky dog-days of New England summers. Of course, you may be thankful for your central A/C, but do you know how it works? Central air conditioners...

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, insul...

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 requi...

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, th...

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 th...

How often should I replace my AC unit?

How are you supposed to know when it’s time to replace your air conditioner? Although a new air conditioner can be a big investment, so can the costs of continuing to repair and operate an old, i...

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. Here’s some information about their characteristics and cost differ...

How to be efficient with my AC unit

Without a doubt, keeping your home cool in the summer is one of your biggest expenses. Here are some tips to help increase the efficiency of your air conditioning unit and make your home cooler for...

How often should I replace my air filter?

The frequency you should change your air filter depends heavily on this one factor: the weather. In the hot summer days you’re running your air conditioner constantly which causes the air filter ...

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....

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 current humidity levels and temperature,...

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 ...

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, the ideal relative humidity for health and comfort is about 40–50%. The good way t...

What does the AC Check Up consist of?

Check-ups are important for avoiding unexpected breakdowns and helping your unit recover lost efficiency, increase the overall lifespan of the unit, insure optimal cooling and reduce your operating...

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 ...

What is a ductless mini split system?

Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces. Mini-split systems are made of two main components — an indoor air-handling u...

How does ductless mini split system work?

A ductless mini-split air conditioner works like a regular central air conditioner but without the ducts. The indoor unit blows warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils. The refrigerant i...

What are the advantages of installing a ductless mini split over a central air system?

Ductless mini-split system does not require ductwork, making it the more convenient cooling and/or heating option for older buildings with thick walls. Unlike an air conditioning unit that goes on ...

How do I choose a mini split air conditioner?

If you’re coming around to the idea of investing in a ductless mini-split air conditioner, there are a few main factors you should keep in mind during your search to ensure you get the best unit ...

What are the pros and cons of a mini split air conditioner?

Ductless mini-split systems are beautifully efficient and provide consistent room comfort. But the decision to install is different for every homeowner and depends on several factors. The Pros of a...

What does Energy Star mean?

Energy Star is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR lab...

What is indoor unit noise level?

The standard way of quantifying a noise level is with a decibel or dB(A) measurement. The lower the dB(A) level the quieter the system. Indoor units run from 19 dB(A) at low speeds to 49 dB(A) at h...

What are the benefits of a programmable thermostat?

A programmable thermostat lets you program how and when the thermostat controls the temperature of your home based on your schedule. If you need your mini-split to start cooling your place an hour ...

What is the average life of a ductless mini-split system?

Compared to a traditional electric HVAC system, a ductless mini-split system generally has a longer life when maintenanced properly. A traditional electric Heat Pump average life expectancy is 15 y...

Should I repair or replace my system?

Your ductless AC will last longer when it’s been taken care of property and maintained per manufacturer recommendations. Don’t let decreased performance go unattended too long as it will most l...

What if my heating or cooling system is not working, is there anything I can do?

Here are several simple things you can do before making a service call: Check disconnect switch. Make sure that circuit breakers are ON or that fuses have not blown. Check for sufficient airflow. M...

Why my air conditioning unit is blowing out warm air when my unit is set to cooling mode?

Here are 3 common reasons: Thermostat turned to heat mode If you’re getting hot air, you might have accidentally flipped your thermostat to “heat” mode. It happens to all of us. If that’s t...

How do I know what type of boiler to choose for my home?

When choosing which boiler is best for your home, you first need to choose which type. There are three main types of boiler: combi, system and conventional.   Combi boilers Combination boilers...

When is the time to replace my boiler?

According to U.S. Department of Energy, you should start considering replacing your boiler if it’s more than 15 years old. But if you’re smart, you won’t just pay attention to your boiler’s...

What are the common reasons for boiler to stop working?

There are some common reasons for boilers stop working, including: Broken pump Faulty electrical components (this includes controls and thermostats) Low water pressure Frozen water Air in the syste...

How Often Should I Get My Boiler Serviced?

Like most HVAC systems, you should get your boiler serviced every year. At your yearly check up, an Evolved technician will make sure your boiler system is working at top capacity. This helps avoid...

What should I look for when shopping for a new furnace?

Buying a new furnace is a big decision for your finances and your family’s comfort. Here is what you should consider when shopping for a new furnace: Furnace Fuel Type Electricity: Electricity is...

What Types of Furnaces are Available?

When choosing between furnace types, there are 3 options available: Gas Furnace Most American homes use a gas furnace. For this option, gas is piped into your home from the municipal line. These ar...

What are some signs that I need a furnace repair or replacement?

Knowing when you need to replace or repair your furnace can be difficult for the average homeowner. Here are some signs that your furnace needs some professional help: Your furnace is more than 15 ...

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