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What is a Dehumidifier?

July 5, 2017

A dehumidifier is an appliance that removes moisture from the air. So what are the signs that you need a dehumidifier? The experts at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning can help. There are a Number of Things That can Indicate You Need a Dehumidifier: Condensation on Your Windows or Doors You will see water beading…

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Managing Humidity

June 19, 2017

Keeping Your Home Comfortable Humidity is a major player in home comfort and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home. If you have a well maintained air conditioner that is functioning properly, it will remove the humidity from your home. If your…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help with Allergies?

June 8, 2017

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning & Energy Bill

May 22, 2017

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Chaves, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Hudson, we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months, and we have advice on cutting air conditioning energy costs as well as…

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What is a Heat Pump?

May 5, 2017

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for My Home or Office?

April 24, 2017

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Out Hot Air?

April 21, 2017

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening. We want to keep you cool at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, so here are a few simple things that you can check before you call us or request service…

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The Importance of Spring AC Maintenance

March 31, 2017

When the temperatures in Hudson, MA head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner (AC) to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly…

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5 Things You Need to Know About R-22 Refrigerant

March 13, 2017

Many homes still have older air conditioning units that use R-22 refrigerant. So far this year, the cost of R-22 has skyrocketed over 200% from last year! With the change in laws and the rising cost of R-22, we put together these FAQs so you can understand why the price is rising and make an…

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

January 15, 2017

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home. A humidifier battles the symptoms associated with cold weather. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system but it can also damage your wooden furniture or musical instruments. A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing the…

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