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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Furnace noises are not a good sign—and homeowners are wise to do everything they can to avoid them. If you do hear furnace noises, take them seriously. They can be an indication that the system is either operating inefficiently, which will increase your energy bills, or they can be a sign that your home safety is at risk.

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3 Tips To Ensure High-Efficiency Furnace Venting Works Properly During Colder WeatherIf you have a high-efficiency furnace system, you’re positioned to get ideal energy savings and home comfort. However, because these systems operate differently than lower-efficiency systems, high-efficiency furnaces require specialized venting.

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Wondering if it’s that time? A furnace repair or replace decision can be quite difficult, as it requires a significant investment, often in both cases. There are signs, however, that you can use to help answer that question.

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The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of your furnace system is determined by the combined efficiency of its parts. These parts include the blower, the heating element and the motor. As the efficiency of each component increases, your potential for savings increases, too. Upgrading the furnace motor efficiency, in particular, can translate to higher energy savings, as well as better indoor air quality.

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While technology is bound to fail regardless of precautionary measures, it’s still important to keep your furnace system in the best shape possible with regular preventive maintenance to endure Calgary’s harsh winter conditions.

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Tips To Manage Home Heating LoadOne of the best, low-cost ways to reduce your overall heating costs is to manage your home heating load. Specifically, this is the amount of heat your furnace system has to generate each day in order to maintain a comfortable home atmosphere. Do this, and your heating bills will decrease, raising the overall efficiency of your current system.

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There are several reasons a homeowner may decide to replace a furnace. If utility bills are high or the furnace requires major repairs, upgrading to a new furnace will provide relief. This scenario also gives you some time to evaluate your choices. If your furnace suddenly breaks down during winter, you’ll have less time to make a decision; however, in either scenario, it is important to consider furnace efficiency ratings.

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Repair Or Replace? Get Insider Secrets From Arpi's, And Know If Your Furnace Will Make It Through The Winter Calgary, AlbertaMost experts recommend that homeowners replace heating equipment before winter sets in. If you’ve had your furnace system for a while, you may be wondering how to tell if it’s time to replace your system.

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Replacing your furnace is a huge undertaking. Not only is it a significant investment, but choosing systems and features to optimize efficiency and energy savings takes time and knowledge. One element that is important to consider with furnace replacements (and installing systems in a new construction) is where to vent the furnace.

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