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
“Will H. was just at the house troubleshooting a gas smell that turned out to be a large birds nest clogging the flu pipe, he cleaned it out and replaced the flu cap on the roof to prevent future nests. Will was very professional, knowledgeable and personable and didn't mind me looking over his shoulder and asking questions. Thank you for the quick response and great staff.”
– John M.
“Excellent response time. Quick turnaround on the needed part. Timely and professional installation. These people understand the importance of customer service.”
– R S.
“Chaves responded quickly to resolve a failure of my gas furnace. Effectively diagnosed the problem and sent technician to do the repair in less than one day.”
– Robert L.
“Job well done! We had a little miscommunication regarding when payment was due. I thought it was fair to pay, in full, after the inspections.
Again, job well done and I would both refer and call on you again.
– Stephen F.
“My entire experiece with Chaves was excellent. We had problem with fernace in on cold morning and we called. They called back in a few hours and sent someone to examine the problem, they told us how to get by exsiting problems and backup options. On second day, they sent someone to evaluate the situation in details. the technician suggested to replace this 25 years old furnace with a more efficient one. Chaves provided a quotation within one day. We decided to move forward and installed the wonderful system within a few days. We are very happy about the price/performance of our new firnace, the process of the installation, communication thru the process, and friendly services.”
– Tsai J.
“Mike and Al replaced my furnace, installed a new central ac system, and also installed a new humidifier. These guys did an excellent job – my furnace was original to my home built in the 70's so it was somewhat of a tricky install – and they did an amazing job in a very timely fashion.
I highly recommend these guys!”
– Rob S.
“Service was fast, clean and efficient. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to get an installation appointment. The two technicians from Chaves (I believe one was TJ, and I missed the other's name) were friendly, professional, worked faster and cleaner than expected, and were very respectful of my home. I'd highly recommend your service to others.”
– Adam G.
“The complete replacement of two HVAC systems went very smoothly. From the proposal process through to the initial startup the Chaves team has been professional, courteous, and respectful of my questions and requests. I am very satisfied with the workmanship of the installation and the followup help with the MassSave rebates.”
– Don A.
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.