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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Your Furnace Replacement: An ECM Motor or PSC--Which Will It Be?There are two different types of blower motors for your forced air system, the PSC (permanent split capacitor) and ECM (electronically commutated motor). PSC motors were the old standard, and if your furnace is over 5 years old it probably has one.

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What to Expect During Your Fall Furnace Maintenance CallIt’s getting colder in Calgary, and if you haven’t already turned on your furnace, it won’t be long before it’ll be keeping you warm 24/7. Either way, now is the time to schedule your annual furnace maintenance call, which will benefit you in several key ways:

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Are You Due for a Furnace Inspection?Your furnace keeps your home warm and toasty throughout those chilly winter months. Like most things, it needs to be well cared for to function optimally. When your furnace isn’t well maintained, not only could it go caput in the middle of a storm, but it will be less efficient and your indoor air quality can suffer.

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Furnace Sizing: Does Your HVAC Installer Take These Factors Into His Calculations?Eventually, most homeowners will have to have a new furnace installed.

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If you’re experiencing furnace problems, it can seem like a major catastrophe. Fortunately, if you’ve got a reliable HVAC contractor, your system can be up and running again in no time.

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If you think maintenance for high-efficiency furnaces is solely for the professionals, you’re right. Sort of.

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One of the last things you want to deal with as a homeowner is a cracked heat exchanger. Not only is it dangerous, but it can mean replacement of your entire furnace.

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Choosing a furnace with a variable-speed air handler offers homeowners significant benefits in terms of operating costs and home comfort.

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The Process Of Choosing A Furnace DefinedWhen faced with the prospect of choosing a furnace, homeowners are wise to enlist the help of a reputable, expert HVAC contractor. The process involves a number of steps. Neglecting any one of them can result in a poor return on investment, not to mention compromised  home comfort and higher-than-necessary energy costs.

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3 Benefits Modulating Furnaces AffordThe benefits that modulating furnaces offer can’t be ignored. In fact, for Calgary homeowners, and others living in cold regions across Canada, high-performing furnaces like these offer significant advantages in terms of savings and comfort.

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