TIPS & RESOURCES

Keeping your heating and cooling systems in good working order means your utility bills will be lower, your home will be more comfortable, and you’ll need to call for repairs less often.

Maintenance Tips


Below are some tips and resources to help keep things running smoothly in your home:

Maintenance Scheduling

Schedule a maintenance service call before the heating season starts. If there are any problems with your system, it’s better to find out before it’s freezing outside! Do the same for your cooling system before sweltering season begins.

Filters

Replace your heating and cooling air filters every month that they’re in use. Operating your system with old, dirty filters means energy is wasted and your system may even be damaged. While you’re at it, check and clean the filters in your home’s air cleaners and humidifiers.

System Checks

Don’t keep clutter near your furnace. It’s a fire hazard, and may keep your system from operating efficiently.

To make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating system, keep the heating registers and vents throughout the house free of dust, dirt, and pet hair by vacuuming them at least once a year.

In winter months, set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling without generating a breeze.

Tips on Controlling Energy Costs


Thermostats

You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10-15 degrees for eight hours. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat.*

Annual Maintenance

You can ensure your system operates at peak performance by scheduling annual maintenance checks. Systems that are not checked and cleaned annually may drop in efficiency by up to 10% and may void any warranties. Become a member of our Residential Maintenance Agreement and save 15% on any repair costs. Plus much more.

Heating & Cooling account for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. *

* According to the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network.


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.

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