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All About Furnace Filters

September 19, 2017

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function of your furnace filter is simply to…

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The Importance of Fall Maintenance

September 5, 2017

As the saying goes, “time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Hudson, MA, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating and cooling equipment…

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AC Freezing Up in Hudson

Why is My AC Freezing Up?

August 23, 2017

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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Why is My AC Making Noise?

August 3, 2017

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect…

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Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

July 17, 2017

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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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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