When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Worcester, MA homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Chaves HVAC has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Massachusetts company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 978-562-5309 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Massachusetts home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Worcester, MA are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Chaves HVAC has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 978-562-5309. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
Running a successful company means taking care of all the details including managing heating and cooling systems. Let our professionals at Chaves HVAC offer our years of expertise in these areas so you can focus on your business’s core mission. We have experience in selecting the right commercial heating and cooling systems for different businesses as well as scaling those solutions to manage climate control for each nook and cranny of your commercial operation.
Commercial heating equipment is much different than residential systems. Often, the scale must be larger, and the ventilation and duct system are complicated. Keeping the heat even, consistent, and efficient are additional challenges. Turn to our trained experts for professional help with commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps. We would be happy to sit down with your management and suggest the solution perfectly scaled to your Worcester, MA commercial needs. Call Chaves HVAC at 978-562-5309 today.
Cooling down a commercial building in the heat of the summer can be a mammoth task. Not only do you need to install commercial-size air conditioners, but you may also require cooling towers and chillers to help the effort. Be sure you work with our qualified commercial cooling experts to select, install, repair, and maintain your commercial cooling system. Our team has years of expertise to help you find the commercial cooling system fit for your Massachusetts business.
Regular maintenance is key to a reliable commercial heating and cooling system. Warm, consistent heat in the winter and an air conditioned climate in the summer are nonnegotiable for a successful, productive business. Talk to us about a maintenance agreement plan today. Our team will take care of cleaning, inspection, and preventive maintenance so you can concentrate on your core business. Request commercial service online today.
During a frigid Massachusetts winter when temperatures drop near freezing, your home or small commercial building needs the strong heat output that only a boiler can provide. From heating water for baseboard heaters to supplying heat for radiant floors, boilers are the true workhorse of America’s heating systems. We are proud that Chaves HVAC is one of the Worcester, MA area’s leading boiler installers and service companies.
We love maintaining old boilers. Some of the older boilers we take care of have been in service for nearly 30 years, and with our professional boiler maintenance agreement plans, as a boiler owner, you can expect your boiler to work for decades. When it is time to upgrade to a new boiler, we are there to help select the right-sized boiler with the power and efficiency you need.
Do you have an old boiler in need of tuning and professional maintenance? Maybe you are ready to replace the old cast iron boiler with a high-efficiency condensing hot water heater. We are ready to help, just call us at 978-562-5309. Request boiler service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Worcester, MA who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Chaves HVAC we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Massachusetts home, call our team at 978-562-5309. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Massachusetts is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Worcester, MA homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Chaves HVAC services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 978-562-5309 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Over the last decade, the efficiencies of heating and air conditioning equipment have reached unprecedented levels. Along with the improvements in operating efficiencies have come heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment that are also easier to use and last longer than previous variants of the equipment.
One excellent example is the advancement of geothermal or ground source heat pumps. Although geothermal systems have been around for several decades, only in the last 10 years have these systems been recognized for their efficiency and longevity. Chaves HVAC has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in Worcester, MA.
Geothermal heat pumps reject and absorb heat from the ground instead of the air like a conventional heat pump. There is no outdoor condensing unit with a geothermal heat pump, making it the perfect system for Massachusetts homes and small commercial buildings located near the ocean or factories where the air quickly corrodes outdoor condensers.
Is a geothermal heat pump right for your home? Call us at 978-562-5309. We would be happy to explain how geothermal heat pumps work and how they can make your heating and cooling system better. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Massachusetts, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Worcester, MA homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Chaves HVAC can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 978-562-5309 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
It was not that long ago the only things in your home you could control remotely were the garage door and the TV. Times have changed dramatically, and it seems we can remotely control every device we own from our car to our refrigerator and our air conditioning unit.
Control of these systems is more than just convenience and cool factor. Turning off energy-consuming appliances when not in use can save you a lot of money and reduce wear and tear on the equipment.
Massachusetts is seeing an explosion in home automation devices and Chaves HVAC has responded by hiring the Worcester, MA area’s best and most experienced professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) home automation. Our professional team has been connecting heating and air systems to smartphone apps for years, reducing energy bills and giving homeowners control over their houses like never before.
It is time for you to get the control over your home that others are already experiencing. Call us at 978-562-5309 and we can perform a full survey of your home's systems and bring home automation to you. Request home automation service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Chaves HVAC can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Massachusetts home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Worcester, MA home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Chaves HVAC will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Worcester, MA home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Massachusetts and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your Massachusetts home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your Worcester, MA home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Chaves HVAC would be happy to help you—give us a call at 978-562-5309. Request water heater service online today.
The heating and cooling of your Worcester, MA home does not need to stop with the basic components of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. While these may fill most homeowners’ needs, there are always a few outliers where some extras will add so much. One of the most common home issues a basic HVAC system may not be able to handle is maintaining appropriate home humidity levels.
Right off, you may not understand the need for a whole-house dehumidifiers in your Massachusetts home. However, they can help reduce your HVAC bills, help keep wear and tear on your overall system to a minimum, and generally have a larger impact in your home comfort than you might give them credit for at a first glance.
Another reason to consider these systems is if you struggle with allergies and other respiratory issues, including reactions to mold and mildew. These systems are very good at reducing and/or eliminating those problems from your home as they can be linked to unbalanced humidity levels.
If you are interested in what these systems can do for you, give us a call at 978-562-5309. Our professionals at Chaves HVAC are fully capable and ready to assist you. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online .
It may not occur to you to add on to your existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to solve chronic issues in your Worcester, MA home. You simply turn your thermostat up or down to control your comfort level. While that may work for some small homes, you might benefit from considering alternative options. And one of these is a whole-house humidifier.
These units do much more than control the humidity in your Massachusetts home. They can also lower your HVAC bills, help you with chronic respiratory or other health issues, and improve the quality of your home’s circulating air.
While these may seem like big claims for a system that only adds moisture to your home, the simple fact remains that whole-house humidifiers do not get enough attention from people who may need them the most.
If you think your home may benefit from one of these units or you would simply like to explore your options, our Chaves HVAC professionals at 978-562-5309 are happy to help you. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.