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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Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC SystemHVAC spring cleaning might seem like a strange idea at first. However, once you start considering how much of your home's air flows through your HVAC system, you'll see why cleaning it out is important. HVAC spring cleaning not only helps you get rid of the dust and allergens that can accumulate in your ducts, it also helps extend the life of your entire system.

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Why You Should Buy the Whole System, Not Just the UnitA new HVAC system can help you keep your energy bills down even in the warmest Calgary summers. While it's tempting to try to save a little by upgrading only one part of the system, upgrading both will save you the most in the long run.

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How Your HVAC Components Work TogetherIn most North American homes, the heating and cooling (HVAC) components are interconnected into one system. Some parts of that system are at work year round to provide comfortable and efficient heating and cooling. Learn how HVAC system components work together.

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How to Respond to a Pushy HVAC SalespersonFace it: you'll never deal with buying a more expensive item for your house than an HVAC system, or anything that will make such a big difference for your household in long-term costs and comfort. That's why it's essential to work with a company whom you can trust.

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Get the Answers to Your FAQs About HVAC SystemsIt's not hard for a typical homeowner to get intimidated about his or her home's heating and cooling system. This is complex machinery, and learning how to use it efficiently and effectively requires more know-how than just adjusting the thermostat. That being the case, following are some answers to basic questions about a typical residential HVAC system.

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Prepare Your HVAC System to Spring ForwardSpringtime is almost here and with it comes the return of Daylight Saving Time. As you prepare to “spring forward,” now is a good time to think about how to prepare your HVAC system for warmer temperatures. Here are a few tips you can use to spring forward and get your HVAC system ready for the spring and summer:

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Don't Fall for These High-Pressure Sales TacticsYour home's heating and cooling system represents an immense investment in comfort and security that's going to be affecting your family — hopefully in a positive way — for a dozen or more years. That's why it's essential to work with a contractor who you can trust, and to stay away from high-pressure sales efforts.

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Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your HVAC SystemIf you've been struggling to keep your furnace or air conditioner working through another season, you are probably also wondering whether it's worth it to fix the equipment again or if it's time to replace it. Consider the following factors when you're making the decision to repair or replace your HVAC system.

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Do You Know About the 3 Kinds of Heating and Cooling Loads?If your cooling or heating system is too big or too small for your home, you won't enjoy the energy efficiency and performance you'd get with a system that's correctly sized.

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What Is HVAC? 3 Components That Make Up Your Home SystemModern homes rely on HVAC systems to maintain comfort and indoor air quality throughout the changing seasons. Exactly what is HVAC though?

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