Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is the leading HVAC company in Hudson, MA and surrounding communities for all furnace and heat pump needs. Our knowledgable, experienced, and skilled technicians are qualified to solve just about any repair or installation you throw at us. We service and repair all makes and models. If you need heating service, call us at 877-7-CHAVES or 978-562-5309 or request service online now.
FURNACE SERVICE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT
Don’t get left in the cold! Is your furnace acting up, is it blowing cold air or making too much noise? Our experienced team of professionals is here to keep your home warm and cozy. We repair all makes and models and we will never try to sell you a service that you don’t need. Our technicians are honest and hard working and we are always transparent and fair about the work we do.
Sometimes a repair is not sufficient to fix your furnace. Sometimes a new furnace is the most cost effective and energy efficient way to go. We will always be honest with you about a possible furnace replacement. We value our time and your money, we don’t want to perform repairs or service on an appliance that is need of replacement.
If you do need a furnace replacement, we know how overwhelming it can be. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about furnaces that we get from some of our Hudson residents:
What are the different types of furnaces?
Single Stage – This type of furnace has only one stage of operation. It can either be turned on or turned off.
Two Stage – This type of furnace has two settings, full and half speed. This is a more efficient way to heat and provides for better comfort because it can move the air at a slower pace.
Variable Stage or Modulating – This kind of furnace modulates the speed and heat output based on the temperature outside and the desired comfort level. This furnace only works as much as you need it, this makes it the most energy efficient type of furnaces.
What is AFUE?
Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency
A measure of furnace heating efficiency. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace.
What size furnace do I need?
We can calculate the correct size furnace for your home. The number of BTUs or British Thermal Units, needed to heat your home is dependent on a number of variables. Contrary to what you might think, a bigger furnace may not necessarily mean more heating power for your home. Call us at 978-562-5309 or contact us online and we can set up an appointment to calculate the size furnace you might need.
HEAT PUMP SERVICE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT
We don’t just service furnaces. Many of our Hudson and surrounding area customers have heat pumps. Heat pumps are an energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your home. If you want a heat pump installed or serviced or need repairs for your current one Chaves Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is here for you.
What kind of heat pump do you have?
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from in to out or from out to in. It collects energy from a source and then transfers that energy into heat for your home. There are 3 basic forms of heat pump available:
An air source heat pump collects energy from the air through a series of coils and transfers it into heat.
A water source heat pump collects energy from water by running a series of pipes underwater and then transfers that into heat for your home.
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 into heat.
Many of our Hudson customers have boilers in their homes and workplaces. Boilers are a complex appliance with a fairly basic purpose, to heat water and distribute it through your home. But just because it seems simple doesn’t mean its easy to fix.
The key components in your boiler are a burner, combustion chamber, heat exchanger and controls. The controls regulate ignitions, burner firing rate, fuel supply, air supply, exhaust draft, water temperature, steam pressure and boiler pressure. The water is heated inside the boiler and is pumped through pipes and delivered to the radiators around your home or building.
There are a number of places where things can go wrong in a boiler, it is best to have a certified professional diagnose the problem for you.
“Of all the five heating contractors that came to my house, Chaves Heating was the ONLY company that did a heating/cooling calculation of my house. I value promptness, thoroughness and honesty.”
“I am writing to tell you about the great service we received from one of your technicians. He was the only technician out of 5 from 2 different companies that was able to figure out what was wrong with our heating system after a 2 year struggle. The technician asked all the right questions and through his persistence was able to solve a long time problem for us.
We appreciate good service when we get it. Please give our thanks to your staff.”
“Just a note to thank you for your consistent quality of service. I called 45 minutes ago because my heat was out. 15 minutes later Derrek arrived and quickly diagnosed the problem. He took the time to clearly explain what the problem was with my system in terms that a non-technician like myself could understand. This isn’t unusual – it’s what I’ve come to expect from anyone you have sent since we first moved in to town seven years ago, and it is why I will always call you first and refer you to others.
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.