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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 12, 2021

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Massachusetts, creating some significant health problems. At Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Winter Storm Advisory

February 1, 2021

We are expecting to see a severe winter storm throughout Massachusetts and nearby areas. Below are some preventative actions in preparation and others to be mindful of throughout the storm.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 13, 2021

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down? or Is this going to be expensive to repair? Fortunately, there is no need for panic.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

December 29, 2020

There are many advantages to adding a whole-house humidifier to your Massachusetts home. Adding a humidifier can increase the comfort level in your home and lower your annual energy expenses. Proper humidity levels can allow you to maintain indoor comfort levels at a lower temperature which uses less energy for heating. At Chaves Heating &…

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Why Does My Water Heater’s Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

December 17, 2020

These days, when our hot water goes out on us, it is more than an inconvenience. Our lifestyles depend on hot water in our daily routines. In fact, we are so dependent upon it, water heating ranks second to only space heating for highest energy consumption in the United States.  According to the US Energy…

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

November 12, 2020

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a…

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

September 28, 2020

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level. Our Chaves Heating &…

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Know Your AC System

August 19, 2020

Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the…

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

August 14, 2020

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air. Later, take another deep breath—only inside your Massachusetts home. How does it compare? Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Hudson home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health,…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 17, 2020

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There’s a reason why that old adage has been passed down through the years. It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Hudson, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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