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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Phil Laprairie

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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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Your Gas Furnace Has a Lifespan: How Long Will Yours Last?Calgary winters are long and cold, and your gas furnace works hard 24/7 to keep you warm.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

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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