General HVAC Articles

Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

September 28, 2021
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Here are some of the most frequent reasons our Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning professionals see a thermostat blank screen here in the Hudson area:

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

May 26, 2021
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We can certainly understand how you might want to replace your older air conditioner, or even your furnace, with a newer energy-efficient model but are concerned about the timing. Please know there are plenty of financing options available regardless of your credit history or current situation.

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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

May 3, 2021
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As with any heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you need to protect your investment. By neglecting regular maintenance, you will shorten your system’s life span and greatly reduce how well it functions, as our Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning professionals witness quite often.

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Listen to Your HVAC System

March 15, 2021
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Unusual sounds may indicate the need for a tune-up, cleaning, or repair. The experts at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning can decipher the noise and get your system back on track. They have the knowledge and experience it takes to keep your HVAC equipment running at peak efficiency and delivering the comfort you expect in your Marlborough home.

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December 20, 2019
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Most people do not necessarily think of artificial intelligence (AI) and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the same space. However, the reality is that AI is already part of many modern HVAC systems with much more potential ahead. Our Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning professionals want you to stay informed about the…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 18, 2019
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If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Hudson, MA, home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat…

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Five Ways to Increase Your HVAC’s Efficiency

December 26, 2018
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Nobody likes to waste money. But you may be doing just that if you are not paying attention to the efficiency of your Hudson, MA, home’s HVAC system. If it’s not running at its highest efficiency, you are paying more for your energy than you could be, thereby spending money unnecessarily. At Chaves Heating &…

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Furnace Filter Basics

November 7, 2018
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are things you need to know about it to allow it to correctly do its job. It’s Purpose The…

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How to Minimize Heat Gain in Your Home

May 21, 2018
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One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build-up, or heat gain, in your Hudson, MA, home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a…

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