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 heat exchanger plays a critically-important role in the safe operation of your furnace. Essentially, this metal component keeps the combustion fumes produced by the furnace's fuel burner contained so they're safely directed up the system's exhaust flue. If the device fails for any reason, those fumes containing toxic gases including carbon monoxide can escape into the warm air being distributed through your home. Here are some common heat exchanger-related issues that can occur.

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If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, you no doubt understand how frustrating it can be when it doesn’t work like it should. Regular furnace maintenance is the key to keeping your home heating system functional. There are also other significant benefits to preventive HVAC system maintenance. Here are some advantages of regular furnace maintenance:

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Phil Laprairie

Considerations to Make for Furnace InstallationSo you've decided to upgrade your home's furnace. What now?

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Tips for Reducing the Load on Your FurnaceTaking steps to cut down on how often your furnace has to run to maintain winter comfort not only lessens your energy bills, it also prolongs the lifetime of this appliance.

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Discover How a Variable-Speed Furnace WorksMost of us grew up in households with furnaces that repeatedly kicked on and off all day long, and accepted that as the way the furnace was supposed to work. Maybe so, but it was a big energy waster, considering that the most energy is consumed during the startup of a furnace than any other time.

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Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace ProblemsDuring the long Alberta winter, one skill that can't be undervalued is the ability to troubleshoot furnace problems. If you can quickly figure out the problem with a non-working or poor-performing furnace, you'll be that much closer to fixing it or calling in professional help.

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Smart Shopping Tips for a New Home FurnaceIt's easy to feel confused by the selection of a new furnace for your home since they're complicated appliances. Considering what's at stake for your long-term comfort and budget, it's worth exploring the basic principles behind selecting the best heating system for your home.

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Get Your Furnace Maintenance Now Rather Than LaterOnce summer wanes, it's time to put together your fall maintenance checklist. One critical item that should top the list is booking a professional heating system inspection.

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Important Warning Signs Your Gas Furnace Needs RepairSafe, reliable service is what you expect from your gas furnace, but this isn't always what you get when you turn your thermostat up on a cold morning. Here are some important warning signs your gas furnace needs a repair. If you call for expert help as soon as you notice a problem, you can save some money and reduce the amount of time you're without heat.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install & Operate a Gas Furnace? Gas furnaces have been hugely popular for decades because of their surprisingly low cost of operation compared to electric furnaces. Natural gas costs only a fraction of the price of other fuel types in most areas – around $500 to $700 per year in Calgary on average. Here's how you can get a basic idea of how much a gas furnace will cost to operate in your home.

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