Heat Pumps Articles

How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

June 7, 2021
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If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

March 23, 2020
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Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good…

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Multi-Stage Heat Pumps Increase Comfort, Reduce Operating Costs

January 28, 2020
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Heat pumps are a popular choice for many homeowners today in Hudson. These heating and cooling systems provide an energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home with one system. As technology continues to develop, different heat pump options enter the market and consumers have more choices. Our team at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

December 10, 2019
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When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Hudson, MA, love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air?…

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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

June 27, 2019
Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In Marlborough, MA, area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for more…

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Should You Install a Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

April 29, 2019
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Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system in your Hudson home. The question begs to be asked: What is the difference between a heat pump and…

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Five Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

December 12, 2018
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So you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone––many Americans are making the switch. Why? For starters, heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating or cooling system. What’s more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they’re versatile. At Chaves HVAC, we like to help our customers make a…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

November 26, 2018
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Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, internal errors can cause them to run extremely inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can drive up your energy bill significantly and damage its parts, leading to both repairs and part replacements. This phenomenon is known as short cycling. When a heat…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

October 22, 2018
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Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than…

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