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.

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Here's Reasons Why You Shouldn't Block Cold Air ReturnsYou're probably committing one of the cardinal sins of HVAC efficiency without realizing it. While it can be tempting to block the cold air returns for rooms you’re not using to save energy or place furniture against them to arrange a room, blocking these registers is one of the most common ways to undermine your cooling and heating system.

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Condensation On My Air Conditioner Unit: Should I Be Worried?If you're like most homeowners, you seldom or never peer into the cabinet that houses the working parts of your air conditioner. But if you were to do so and you encountered excessive condensation, overflowing water or water damage, what should you do?

How Much Is Too Much Condensation?

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With energy costs sure to rise in coming years, energy efficiency has become a prime consideration for homeowners looking to replace their home's central air conditioning system. Luckily, air conditioner ratings are available that show how well a particular cooling system converts electricity into cooling.

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Most homeowners don't think about water leaks when it comes to their air conditioner. After all, it's an air system. Why would it be leaking water? What may surprise some homeowners is that every A/C has a condensate drain that has one job — trapping and funneling water away from your air conditioning system.

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When you think about it, one thermostat to control the air conditioning and heating for the entire home isn't really that efficient. After all, your home's rooms differ in their needs for heating and cooling, depending on size, how many windows there are, window size, the home's orientation to the sun and other factors.

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When it's time to pack your kids off to school, it's also time to recognize that the seasons are changing. As fall approaches, make an effort to ensure that your home HVAC system is prepared to keep you warm through the colder months. Here are some tips to keep you cozy:

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Air Conditioner: TroubleshootingAir conditioners are complex systems, and any problem more serious than the most basic should be diagnosed and addressed by a trained HVAC professional. However, as a homeowner, you can help by being aware of common problems that can reduce air conditioner efficiency, erode performance or cause the A/C to break down entirely.

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How to Know That an HVAC Company is ReputableIf you do a quick search for "HVAC companies" in your computer browser, you'll quickly realize that you've got plenty of choices. But how do you know which ones will provide professional and reliable service or installation at a reasonable price?

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Frozen A/C? Use These TipsYou might think that a frozen air conditioner is just a temporary inconvenience that's easily solved by shutting down the system to let the cooling coil defrost.

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Boost Air Conditioner EfficiencyThe efficiency of your air conditioner affects how well it cools and how much it costs to keep your home's interior comfortable. Time and wear can combine to reduce the system's efficiency and drive up your cooling bills. Try some or all of the following suggestions to increase air conditioner efficiency this year. If you do, you'll see better system performance and lower energy costs.

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