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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The amount of money that water heating consumes in your energy budget can total nearly a quarter of those costs for the average homeowner. With such a significant amount of your energy dollars going toward heating water, it can pay to make adjustments to increase the energy efficiency of your water heater.

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This Is How Lifetime Costs Impact Your Energy SavingsWhen comparison shopping for a furnace system, homeowners often make initial price the deciding factor. This is a short-sighted view of what a homeowner will pay for the system over its lifetime. In fact, the sticker price of a furnace is only a small percentage of the total costs related to owning and operating a furnace.

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that we can’t detect through our senses, as it doesn’t have a smell, taste or color, and it works fast. High concentrations of CO can build up quickly, cause significant damage to one’s health, and even result in death. If your home has any appliances or equipment that combust, you’ll want to install at least one carbon monoxide detector this year to stay in the safe zone.

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Follow These Tips For Winterizing Your Cooling SystemPreventive maintenance for your air conditioner is important to do before the summer season heats up, but taking steps to maintain the outdoor unit once summer’s over is just as critical.

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With This Buyer's Guide, You Can Select A Furnace That Performs To The Special Heating Demands Of Your Home Calgary, AlbertaOver the years, furnace technology has allowed manufacturers to design ultra-efficient furnaces, such as conventional forced-air furnaces or multi-stage systems. As a homeowner, you’ve probably also made adjustments to your home to create a more efficient, tightly sealed envelope.

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The most efficient boiler a homeowner can buy is a condensing or non-condensing boiler, and you’ll want to know the features that create peak efficiency to make a wise choice.

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While homeowners get out and enjoy the last vestiges of warm weather, this season is the best time to prep your home to endure Calgary’s harsh, cold winter. There are a variety of ways to get your home ready, with varying degrees of cost and difficulty:

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In order to select an effective filter, you need to know a little bit about filter efficiency. Furnace filters provide protection for your furnace from pollutants, preventing buildup while cleaning up your indoor air. So when you choose a filter, use these terms to compare efficiency:

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It’s fairly easy to assess the electricity consumption of your home using a smart meter, but what can you do to find out exactly how much electricity your air conditioning and furnace consume? Calculating heating degree days (HDD) and cooling degree days (CDD) shows the fuel consumption of each piece of equipment to determine efficiency performance. Once you know that, you can better evaluate how much energy savings you’ll recoup from upgrading.

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After a long winter, summer weather brings us out of our homes and into nature; however, with hotter temperatures, Calgary residents might find themselves back inside enjoying a brief respite. In both seasons, ventilation is important because it improves the air quality in your home in several ways:

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