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.

air filter

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Phil Laprairie

Never Again Forget to Change Your Air Filter"Out of sight, out of mind" is a saying that perfectly captures the situation with your forced-air heating and cooling system's air filter. This modest but essential piece of equipment performs its job hidden inside your furnace plenum or air conditioner air handler, and as a result, it easily forgotten.

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Air Filters
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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

Winterization Tips to Improve Home Comfort this SeasonPreparing for cold temperatures through home winterization will improve your comfort and cut your heating costs. Preparing your home before the frigid temperatures hit will also prevent more serious structural or plumbing problems that could be inconvenient and costly.

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

5 Things to Include on Your Fall HVAC Maintenance ListThorough fall HVAC maintenance is one of the most effective ways to ensure your system will run reliably and efficiently throughout the harsh Calgary winter. Don't miss these five important steps you can do yourself.

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Phil Laprairie

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for FallOnce the outdoor temperature starts to drop and there's no need for home cooling, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for fall weather. Here's how to protect your costly outdoor component from the coming cold, ice, and snow so it stays in tip-top shape over the winter.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Possible Causes for When Your Air Filter Gets WetAs you perform the normal monthly maintenance on your HVAC system, you shouldn't be surprised by the accumulation of leaves you have to sweep from around the unit outdoors, nor the dust caught in the air filter.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Look for These Central A/C Features When Buying a New SystemChoosing a new cooling system for your home may be one of the more complex processes you go through, which is why it's important to look for certain central A/C features when you begin shopping. Paying attention to the following basics of central cooling system selection promotes energy efficiency and comfort. 

Energy Efficiency

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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Air Conditioning
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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

Why Should You Keep Your Home's Air Ducts Clean?A home’s air ducts are important for the health and safety of a home, but they're often overlooked since they lie hidden beneath flooring or behind walls. However, dirty ductwork can cause problems for residents, as well as the heating and cooling system.

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