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.
“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.
“I want to thank Chaves for the professional work they performed installing our totally new
HVAC system. The entire installation was completed in one day, as Joe Chaves had promised. The installers were neat, efficient, and courteous. We are thrilled with the efficient performance of the TRANE system. Joe even completed the required paperwork for our energy rebates. I would highly recommend Chaves for great service.”
– Marty L.
“Had Chaves as my HVAC provider for 16 yrs. Theyve installed AC and a new furnace. They are all prompt, honest, neat and efficient. Every service person has been great and theyve rescued me a few times at horrible hrs. Cant say enough about how good they are”
– Marie R.
“Jacob took care of my furnace tune up. He is a very knowledgeable technician who took care of my service in a very professional and respectful manner.
Jacob is mature beyond his years and has excellent people skills.”
– John H.
“To Chaves Customer service,
I just want to thank Chaves Heating & A/C, for the recent heating maintenance service you have provided to our home today. We have used Chaves Heating since 2010 for all our home needs and they go above and beyond the call of service. They have an excellent crew that are experienced and dedicated to the homeowner. Mark the technician performed an excellent job today and resolved any possible issues he may had. I really appreciate all that you do. Thank you.
Andrew and Nancy Tivnan”
– Andrew T.
“Everything went faster than we expected and without a hitch. Installers arrived on time and did a great job and cleaned up when finished. The whole process was very efficiently done. We are happy to recommend Chaves to others and have done so.”
– George G.
“I am writing to tell you about the great service we received from one of your technicians. He was the only technician out of 5 from 2 different companies that was able to figure out what was wrong with our heating system after a 2 year struggle. The technician asked all the right questions and through his persistence was able to solve a long time problem for us.
We appreciate good service when we get it. Please give our thanks to your staff.”
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.