How Does My Furnace Work?

How Does My Furnace Work?

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter....
All About Furnace Filters

All About Furnace Filters

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function...
The Importance of Fall Maintenance

The Importance of Fall Maintenance

As the saying goes, “time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Hudson, MA, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall...
Why is My AC Freezing Up?

Why is My AC Freezing Up?

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool...
Why is My AC Making Noise?

Why is My AC Making Noise?

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend a...

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