Indoor Air Quality Articles

Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

April 14, 2021
fan on counter

Our team at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, along with many manufacturers of air filtration and air purification products, are working to provide tools to help you ensure clean indoor air for you and your family. Here are some details about currently available solutions.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 12, 2021
family looking out window in winter

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Massachusetts, creating some significant health problems. At Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

November 12, 2020
Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a…

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

September 28, 2020
Young woman relaxing on a couch wearing a gray sweatshirt

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level. Our Chaves Heating &…

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

August 14, 2020
Electric Fan in Room

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air. Later, take another deep breath—only inside your Massachusetts home. How does it compare? Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Hudson home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health,…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

May 18, 2020
CO Detector

We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Hudson home and office.   What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

April 17, 2020
Mother Reading to Her Kids

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Hudson area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but they…

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

March 12, 2020
Woman Blowing Nose

Did you know the average American spends nearly 90 percent of life indoors? That’s why it is increasingly important to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ) is clean and healthy. If your Hudson home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Chaves Heating…

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Leaky Ducts and You

February 25, 2020
Leaky Duct

Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in…

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The Importance of HVAC Filter Replacement

March 11, 2019
Father & daughter conducting spring cleaning in Hudson

HVAC filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common. They both can tout, “I don’t get no respect!” Most people don’t realize how pivotal the HVAC filter is to both their homes and their HVAC system. Here in Hudson, MA, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change,…

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The Importance of Filter Replacement

February 11, 2019
Close up of a dusty home air conditioner filter.

HVAC filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common. They both can tout, “I don’t get no respect!” Most people don’t realize how pivotal the HVAC filter is to both their homes and their HVAC system. Here in Hudson, MA, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change,…

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Clogged Air Filters

March 12, 2018
Smiling technician servicing a hot-water heater

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up…

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