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.

Energy Efficiency

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Are You Ready for an Unexpected Power Outage?Unexpected power outages can be rough, particularly during the winter. But it's just part of life wherever snow and ice storms occur, as ice-laden power lines break and electricity blinks off when there's too much demand. There's no reason an inconvenience needs to become a life or death situation, however -- that is, if you're prepared.

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Many people have the wrong idea about ceiling fans.

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Purchasing new appliances for your home gives you the opportunity to install the most energy-efficient equipment possible. Products with high efficiency can save you significant amounts of money over time through lower monthly operating costs. As you look, check for the Canadian EnerGuide label.

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The Most Energy-Efficient WindowsThe windows in your home can be a source of significant air leaks and energy loss. They can also be one of your best defenses against the waste of air and energy and the increases in monthly costs they cause. Here are some points to consider when selecting energy-efficient windows for residential applications.

Window Material

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home for Greater Efficiency?If you're like most homeowners in the Calgary area, you're probably always on the lookout for ways to reduce your living expenses. As you likely know, one of the most effective ways to curb costs is to make energy improvements in your home.

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Maintain Energy Efficiency with the Right Temperature Setting When You're Gone During the DayBy reducing your home temperature by as little as 3 degrees during the day, you can benefit from noticeable savings on your heating bill this fall and winter.

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A Variable Speed Air Handler Can Improve Your Savings and ComfortIf you're considering upgrading the HVAC equipment in your Calgary area home, opting for a model with a variable speed air handler can bring you increased comfort and savings.

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Your Energy-Efficient Home: Treating It as a Whole, Rather Than a Series of PartsFor people in Calgary, making sure that you have the most energy-efficient home that you can is important. It saves you money in the long run on your utility bills, and on maintenance costs. The various systems that are used to make your house as energy efficient as possible are all connected in some way.

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Shutting a Room to Save Energy Is a Smart Idea--True or False?As you ready your home for the long heating season ahead, you may be considering shutting a room to save energy. While this seems like a prudent way to cut heating bills, in reality, it’s likely to end up costing you more in repair costs and your health than any energy savings you realize.

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