LEARN ABOUT FURNACES
We provide the highest quality furnace services for your home and offer information to help you make informed and educated decisions. At Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re here to help you make confident decisions regarding your heating and cooling needs. Please use the information below to familiarize yourself with furnaces, common questions about them, and signs it may be time to replace the furnace in your home.
We proudly service residents in the Hudson, MA and surrounding areas. If you need service, please contact us at 877-7-CHAVES or 978-562-5309 or request service online. Our staff and technicians are knowledgable, experienced, professional, and ready to answer your questions and help you with the service you need.
Types of Furnaces
There are three main types of furnaces available. Each furnace type has its own benefits, ways of functioning, and may be more suitable for a particular area or type of home than others.
This type of furnace has only one stage of operation. It can either be turned on or turned off.
This type of furnace has two settings, full and half speed. This is a more efficient way to heat and provides for better comfort because it can move the air at a slower pace.
Variable Stage or Modulating
This kind of furnace modulates the speed and heat output based on the temperature outside and the desired comfort level. This furnace only works as much as you need it, this makes it the most energy efficient type of furnaces.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace
A typical furnace can last up to 15 to 20 years. This is heavily dependent on how well you have maintained it during its life and if you have had professional maintenance performed on a regular basis. Below are a few signs that it may be time for a new furnace:
- Steadily climbing gas and electric bills
- Increased frequency of furnace repairs
- Grinding, popping, rattling, or banging noises
- Excess dryness or dust in your home
If you think it’s time for a new furnace, or you have questions about furnaces or our services, please call us at 978-562-5309 or request service online.
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Serving Hudson, MA and surrounding communities
“Chaves as always demonstrates the best in customer service and professionalism. A reflection of their management from top down (Hudson, MA location). We have been customers for 22 years. Thank you!”
– Ray C.
“Mike had had a busy day, arriving a bit late. Explained when I had to leave to go elsewhere, he noted that the furnace checkup could be done in that time frame. Which indeed it was. He was polite, concerned, and efficient. He explained clearly what he had done and was willing to answer questions. He seemed to be the ideal serviceman! And I got to my appointment on time!”
– Beverly D.
“Matthew and Daniel did an excellent job explaining the maintenance contract and the service being performed on my gas furnace. I've been with Chaves for over 16 years and have always been pleased.”
– Paul C.
“We called your emergency service early Thanksgiving morning, a VERY cold day. The answering service greeted us courteously and indicated that a service person would call shortly. That is exactly what happened. Within the hour, Esan was here. He promptly found and fixed the problem.
Esan presented as a polite and knowledgeable service technician. We were most grateful to receive such polite, prompt and expert service on a holiday morning.”
– Phil and Helen B.
“I found everyone at Chaves I dealt with to be very customer-focused and technically sophisticated. From making the appointment with the front office, to the excellent work performed by the technician Olusola Esan to the billing/pricing information Donna provided. I would recommend them without qualification!”
– Ilene R.
“Had scheduled time for furnace annual maintenance, office called to say technician could came early, that was great. Technician was extremely professional, efficient to complete service in a timely manor.”
– Barry B.
Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provides heating, cooling, indoor air quality, commercial, and HVAC maintenance services to residents in Acton, Bolton, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Upton, Worcester, and other surrounding Massachusetts communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about how we can service you and to view the other communities in our core service area. Contact us today at 877-7-CHAVES or schedule service online.