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.
“Mike and Al replaced my furnace, installed a new central ac system, and also installed a new humidifier. These guys did an excellent job – my furnace was original to my home built in the 70's so it was somewhat of a tricky install – and they did an amazing job in a very timely fashion.
I highly recommend these guys!”
– Rob S.
“The team was prompt, professional, and very easy to work with. They answered all my questions, eased any concerns, and installed the unit to meet my expectations and preferences. Will definitely be using Chaves again.”
– Ryan L.
“Service was fast, clean and efficient. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to get an installation appointment. The two technicians from Chaves (I believe one was TJ, and I missed the other's name) were friendly, professional, worked faster and cleaner than expected, and were very respectful of my home. I'd highly recommend your service to others.”
– Adam G.
“The complete replacement of two HVAC systems went very smoothly. From the proposal process through to the initial startup the Chaves team has been professional, courteous, and respectful of my questions and requests. I am very satisfied with the workmanship of the installation and the followup help with the MassSave rebates.”
– Don A.
“I want to thank Chaves for the professional work they performed installing our totally new
HVAC system. The entire installation was completed in one day, as Joe Chaves had promised. The installers were neat, efficient, and courteous. We are thrilled with the efficient performance of the TRANE system. Joe even completed the required paperwork for our energy rebates. I would highly recommend Chaves for great service.”
– Marty L.
“We are very happy with our new boiler and hot water heater. From the second we met with Joe to give us a quote we saw the difference with Chaves. I had received a few quotes from other quotes and Joe was by far the most professional and gave us the only detailed quote. He also answered several questions on the weekend within 20minutes each time. I can't say enough about how great Joe was and he was definitely the reason we chose Chaves initially.
Then when the crew showed up to install the system they were great. The guys explained everything in detail to me and then they did a great job installing the system.
We are very happy we chose Chaves and I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know!!!”
– Gerry M.
“Had Chaves as my HVAC provider for 16 yrs. Theyve installed AC and a new furnace. They are all prompt, honest, neat and efficient. Every service person has been great and theyve rescued me a few times at horrible hrs. Cant say enough about how good they are”
– Marie R.
“Jacob took care of my furnace tune up. He is a very knowledgeable technician who took care of my service in a very professional and respectful manner.
Jacob is mature beyond his years and has excellent people skills.”
– John H.
“To Chaves Customer service,
I just want to thank Chaves Heating & A/C, for the recent heating maintenance service you have provided to our home today. We have used Chaves Heating since 2010 for all our home needs and they go above and beyond the call of service. They have an excellent crew that are experienced and dedicated to the homeowner. Mark the technician performed an excellent job today and resolved any possible issues he may had. I really appreciate all that you do. Thank you.
Andrew and Nancy Tivnan”
– Andrew T.
“Everything went faster than we expected and without a hitch. Installers arrived on time and did a great job and cleaned up when finished. The whole process was very efficiently done. We are happy to recommend Chaves to others and have done so.”
– George G.
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.