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 Filters

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What You Need to Know About Washable Air FiltersWhile many people know how important an air filter is in maintaining the efficiency of an HVAC system, very few pay attention to the type of filter they buy for their system.

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Decode HVAC Air FiltersWhen shopping for an HVAC air filter, do you understand what the numbers and acronyms on the packaging stand for? Not all rating systems are the same on all filters, so it may be difficult to figure out what they mean. Here's a primer to help you decipher.

What the Rankings Mean

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Never Again Forget to Change Your Air Filter"Out of sight, out of mind" is a saying that perfectly captures the situation with your forced-air heating and cooling system's air filter. This modest but essential piece of equipment performs its job hidden inside your furnace plenum or air conditioner air handler, and as a result, it easily forgotten.

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Have You Checked Your Furnace Filter Lately?Here in Alberta, we're no strangers to the cold. We rely on our heating systems to get us through the winter months comfortably. What happens, though, if your furnace doesn't seem to be functioning as it should? Does it mean that your heating equipment is failing?

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Is Your Air Filter the Best Quality for Your HVAC System?To keep both you and your HVAC system healthy, it's essential that you get the best air filter you can. How do you know which filter is best for your HVAC system? Here's a basic guide.

Types of Air Filters

There are several different materials to choose from when selecting a filter. They include:

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Possible Causes for When Your Air Filter Gets WetAs you perform the normal monthly maintenance on your HVAC system, you shouldn't be surprised by the accumulation of leaves you have to sweep from around the unit outdoors, nor the dust caught in the air filter.

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Learn How to Compare Furnace Filters for Your Alberta HomeIt's a big mistake to assume that all furnace filters are the same. Furnace filters come with radically different efficiency levels, as well as a variety of filtering methods.

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When Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?You have noticed cat fur accumulating around the legs of your kitchen chairs and a white layer of dust settling on all your wooden furniture more than usual. You start to wonder if it is time to change your furnace filter.

Exactly when are you supposed to change your furnace filter?

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Choosing the Best Air Filter for Your HomeHave you ever wondered to yourself as to why there seem to be so many different types of air filters for your HVAC system?  That may seem confusing but once you have figured out the rating system it will become a little clearer.

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An Electrostatic Air Filter Purifies Your Air in a Unique WaySimply put, all filters used in HVAC system vents are designed to trap dust and other airborne pollutants.

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