Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. provides professional and experienced cooling services in Hudson, MA and the surrounding communities. From air conditioners to heat pumps, we are the leading company for all of your cooling needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Chaves are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
Air Conditioning Basics
The four main components to your air conditioner are:
This is the outside unit. This is where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas that enters the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered so that the gas can convert back to a liquid.
This is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrates the heat and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.
This is the part of the system that is inside the home. In simple language: it absorbs the heat from your home.
4. Expansion Valve
This controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.
All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating the closed-loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser the heat is removed and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.
An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air
What happens in the process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes form liquid to gas and back again and in the is process the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side it is cool.
Your AC Will Remove Humidity
Lower humidity helps the over all comfort level by making you feel cooler even if the temperature is the same.
Your Air Filter Needs to be Checked and Replaced Every 3-6 Months (depending on manufacturers recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow which reduces efficiency, costing you money and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance
Your HVAC systems needs regular check ups to keep it running in tip top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring you longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency. [Trane]
At Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in tip-top shape. Call at 877-7-CHAVES or 978-562-5309 or request service online for repairs, maintenance or new system installation.
Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Hudson, MA, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors.
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 home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner.
Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home.
Installation costs are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years.
There are 3 basic forms of heat pump available.
An air source heat pump uses a series of coils to collect the heat from the air and transfer it inside or outside.
A water source heat pump collects energy from water by running a series of pipes underwater and then transfers the heat in or out.
A geothermal heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump collects energy from the earth through a series of coils and transfers that energy inside or outside.
The geography and climate around your Hudson or surrounding area home will determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you. Call us today at 877-7-CHAVES or 978-562-5309 or request service online for an evaluation.
All of the staff at Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is committed to finding you the perfect cooling system for your home. If you are not comfortable we are not happy. Call us today for annual maintenance, repairs or new installations. We are standing by to take your call.
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“Chaves has always been great. Customer service and techs are all friendly, knowledgeable and fair pricing. Even during emergency repairs in arctic temps during the holidays and in a heatwave! Highly recommend!”
– Kim & Matt B.
“Esan performed our annual a/c maintenance today. He did an outstanding job. He is polite, friendly, professional and neat. He also took the time to thoroughly explain our maintenance plans options. He is a wonderful asset for your company.”
– Andy W.
“I have had Richard several times as the tech do furnace and AC maintenance. I just want to say, he goes the extra mile….he is the BEST! Always pleasant, courteous, and explains everything to me. I couldn’t be more pleased! Thank you Richard…you rock!”
– Deb D.
“Thank you so much for your fast service and knowledgeable techs. We have an odd set up for our heat system and everyone recommended Chaves because you knew about the set up in our condos. Everything went great, and great recommendations for the future since I am a new condo owner!”
– Kristy P.
“Larry, like all of your technicians, was not only capable, but personable and considerate, as well. I would recommend Larry to anyone, and hope that you appreciate what a conscientious employee he is. I would also recommend Chaves in the highest possible terms. Chaves has done a magnificent job maintaining our heat pump, as well as repairing it when necessary.”
– stephen t.
“We had an excellent experience with Chaves for our AC install. From our initial inquiry to the final call to pay the invoice, we experienced superior customer service. The time spent to educate us on the products and services so we could make an informed decision went above and beyond. I really can't say enough about how positive our experience was with Chaves. Highly recommend!”
– Robin Z.
“Special thanks to the team at Chaves for wonderful service – from my initial call into the office to report AC issues during the heat wave, to the technician's articulate and pleasant nature during the repair. During a period of high call volume due to extreme heat it's easy to let stress impact your serviceability, but I experienced extreme professionalism and solid communication. Thanks for an all-around job well done.”
– Carla R.
“We have two separate central A/C units serving our home. When one of the units failed two years ago we called a well respected local repair/installation HVAC company (not Chaves) who performed the repair (a dead capacitor).
Earlier this year Chaves was low bidder on a new furnace for our home and did a great job on the install on short notice, so when our other A/C unit suffered a similar failure (a dead capacitor) during the biggest heat wave in recent New England history we called Chaves. They fixed the problem within 24 hours despite the high demand for HVAC repairs during the heat wave and, most amazing, billed us two and a half times LESS than the company that repaired our other unit in 2016 for the identical problem!
Chaves should always be your first stop for HVAC issues – excellent techs, fast service and very fair pricing!”
– Steve C.
“Ricky explained the new service plan and helped me choose the best one for my needs. He serviced both my gas forced-air heating system and my central AC system. A few things came up during the maintenance and he explained what needed to be done and why. He also answered a few questions for me. Ricky was knowledgeable, friendly, and very good at what he does!
I got calls to confirm the scheduled appointment and another call when the technician was on his way. I chose Chaves to replace both my furnace and central AC years ago and I've been using them for maintenance ever since. I'm very pleased with their service!”
– Caitlin B.
Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provides heating, cooling, indoor air quality, commercial, and HVAC maintenance services to residents in Acton, Bolton, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Upton, Worcester, and other surrounding Massachusetts communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about how we can service you and to view the other communities in our core service area. Contact us today at 877-7-CHAVES or schedule service online.