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.

IAQ - Indoor Air Quality

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Phil Laprairie

Stop the Sneeze! Allergy TipsCalgary has a lengthy allergy season that starts in the spring, during which an abundance of allergens, the substances that set off allergies, are generated by grass, flower and tree pollen. You can't do much to keep the pollen from wafting around in the air, but you can take steps to control allergens in your home.

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Phil Laprairie

Control Pollutants in Your HouseholdIf you're concerned about air pollution and seek refuge inside your home from dirty air, we have some troubling news. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is likely to be two to five times dirtier than outdoor air. This is a significant public health threat that also can erode quality of life.

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Phil Laprairie

What is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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Phil Laprairie

Fall into Allergy Relief by Improving Indoor Air QualityAs surely as the seasons themselves will change, the transition to fall can make things temporarily miserable for those who suffer from allergies. One of the best ways to provide relief is to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) inside your home.

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Phil Laprairie

What You Should Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality This SeasonCalgary's cold autumn and winter seasons don't leave many people with a desire to spend a lot of time outdoors. So when indoor life is the norm, indoor air quality can be a concern.

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Phil Laprairie

Top Factors Affecting Home ComfortWhen you consider the factors that affect home comfort, temperature will probably come to mind first. There are other key elements that influence the comfort level in a home, though, such as humidity and indoor air quality.

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Phil Laprairie

Can Problems in My Ductwork Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality?Indoor air quality plays an essential role in the home system. Whether good or poor, indoor air quality impacts energy efficiency, comfort and the healthfulness of the home environment.

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Phil Laprairie

Keep Harmful VOCs Out of Your Home With These TipsVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the gases created by products made from chemicals. Depending on your sensitivity, they can harm your health. As some man-made products age, they emit gases that cause reactions ranging from mild to serious.

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Phil Laprairie

Improve Indoor Air Quality by Removing Household DustIt sometimes seems as if controlling dust in the home is a losing proposition. The minute you clean it up, it's back again. And it's not only unsightly, but it's also harmful to our lungs and respiratory tracts, exacerbating allergies, asthma and other issues.

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Phil Laprairie

Increase Indoor Air Quality with These Essential TipsIf you're like most people, your home is a special place where you can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. However, you may not be aware that there could be unseen dangers lurking around your home, including deadly gases, toxic substances and harmful bacteria.

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