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Time for Spring Maintenance

April 9, 2018

The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is before something fails. Your heating and cooling equipment is too important to neglect, service yourself, or wait until something breaks. Call the experts at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning to come to your home in Marlborough, MA, at least once a year to do a…

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The Rising Cost of R22

March 30, 2018

The rising cost of refrigerant may leave you fearing your HVAC company is being dishonest. However, you’re not being scammed. Here’s what you need to know about today’s high cost of refrigerant. Why Has Some Refrigerant Become So Expensive? About 25 years ago, an international treaty referred to as the Montreal Protocol changed modern air-conditioning…

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Clogged Air Filters

March 12, 2018

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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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 26, 2018

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home…

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

February 8, 2018

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

January 29, 2018

Is your energy bill too high in the winter time here in Hudson, MA? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money. Some of them are big projects, but most are simple things that you can do in…

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

January 15, 2018

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 14, 2017

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a few things to check before you need…

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When do I Need a New Furnace?

December 11, 2017

There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for a…

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

November 21, 2017

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Hudson, MA, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.…

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