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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Appliances and Energy: How Much Are Your Appliances Using?The average Canadian family spends a considerable amount each year on utility bills, of which appliances and electrical devices account for 13 percent.

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When homeowners are searching for a new or replacement furnace, high efficiency is often a major consideration. High-efficiency furnaces have many advantages over older, lower-efficiency models, such as reduced cost of operation, better use of fuel, and overall improved home heating.

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boost your home's performance calgary albertaYou’ve probably heard a lot about energy-efficient HVAC equipment, appliances and other devices. These types of appliances and equipment are just part of a whole-home approach to energy efficiency.

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sealing air leaks for energy efficiency calgary albertaOne of the best-kept secrets to increase whole-house energy efficiency is sealing air leaks. Why? Because the costs of heating and cooling your home can add up to over half of your total energy budget, and air leaks around your home simply let the energy you’ve already paid for escape.

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energuide label calgary albertaWhen it’s time to upgrade your home HVAC equipment, you need as much information as possible to make an informed and well-reasoned choice.

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energy savings calgary albertaThe cooling load of your home is the amount of cooling that must be generated by your air conditioner or heat pump to meet preferred temperature levels. By reducing your home’s cooling load, you can decrease your monthly air conditioning costs and reduce the overall use of your air conditioning system.

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energy star calgary albertaEnergy efficiency is a key factor in the purchase of new or replacement HVAC equipment. A new air conditioner or furnace can be a significant investment, but a model with high efficiency can allow you to recoup the cost of the equipment through the savings it provides on monthly energy bills.

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By improving home energy efficiency, you can effectively impact energy bills and control savings throughout the year. Any time your home loses energy, either through air leaks or a HVAC equipment that operates inefficiently, your energy costs will rise.

So, consider taking on a few of the energy-efficiency improvement projects below to lower your energy bills—year-round:

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Furnace Upgrade: A How-To When Money's TightWhen your old heating system clunks out, it can be difficult to find a furnace upgrade on a budget. Whether money’s tight — or money is no object — applying the same guiding principles to your purchase can result in money well spent that gets you big returns over the system’s lifetime.

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With Calgary’s frigid winter weather, energy efficiency measures are a priority. It’s essential for homeowners to seal up their homes, increase insulation and use an energy-efficient heating system. That same cold weather, however, can also mean that your plumbing system is more susceptible to freezing pipes. You can avoid the inconvenience and costly damage caused by frozen pipes by following these precautionary measures:

Effective insulation

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