About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Air Conditioning

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Phil Laprairie

Tips to Help with Air Conditioner ShoppingAs with any major purchase, when you buy a new air conditioner for your home, research is essential as well as taking care to avoid making certain common mistakes. Consider the following when shopping for a new air conditioner.

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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for FallOnce the outdoor temperature starts to drop and there's no need for home cooling, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for fall weather. Here's how to protect your costly outdoor component from the coming cold, ice, and snow so it stays in tip-top shape over the winter.

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Look for These Central A/C Features When Buying a New SystemChoosing a new cooling system for your home may be one of the more complex processes you go through, which is why it's important to look for certain central A/C features when you begin shopping. Paying attention to the following basics of central cooling system selection promotes energy efficiency and comfort. 

Energy Efficiency

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3 Common A/C Condensate Drain Problems to AvoidThe condensate drainage system is an essential component of an A/C unit. As warm airflow is pulled through the cold evaporator coil, water vapor condenses on the coil, producing a lot of water. The water drips into a condensate pan, flows through a drain tube and trap, and exits the cooling system via a floor drain.

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Why You Shouuld Consider a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your A/C UpgradeIf you're planning to upgrade the A/C in your Calgary home, a variable-speed air handler is worth considering to help you maximize the benefits of this major investment. The air handler is the cooling system component that's responsible for sending conditioned air throughout the home.

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An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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How to Tell If Your A/C System Needs a RepairIt's a good idea to wake up your A/C from winter hibernation in early spring and give it a test run. By performing light maintenance before the high cooling demand of summer arrives, you can spot A/C system repair problems early and avoid being without home cooling later.

Signs of A/C System Repair

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Is Your A/C Acting Like a Zombie? Signs It Could Be a Dead System RunningYour air conditioner has stopped running normally and now it’s just limping along, groaning and wheezing. Your Calgary home is heating up, but your cooling bills send shivers down your spine. It’s a household horror story: your air conditioner has joined the walking dead.

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Don't Let These Common A/C Problems Interrupt Your Summertime ComfortA small problem with your A/C can both lower your comfort and increase your energy bills. If your A/C doesn't feel like it's running quite right, check for these common A/C problems to get it going again.

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