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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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R-22 Refrigerant

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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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

December 25, 2016

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in home comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Chaves, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you are using,…

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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

December 10, 2016

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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