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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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Damien McCusker

Condensation On My Air Conditioner Unit: Should I Be Worried?If you're like most homeowners, you seldom or never peer into the cabinet that houses the working parts of your air conditioner. But if you were to do so and you encountered excessive condensation, overflowing water or water damage, what should you do?

How Much Is Too Much Condensation?

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Phil Laprairie

Considering Using UV Lights to Improve IAQ? Here's What to KnowUV lights neutralize airborne contaminants that air filtration alone can’t eliminate. Indoor air pollution is composed of many factors. Much of it is inorganic particulates like dust or fibers you can actually see floating around or settling on household surfaces.

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Phil Laprairie

Decode HVAC Air FiltersWhen shopping for an HVAC air filter, do you understand what the numbers and acronyms on the packaging stand for? Not all rating systems are the same on all filters, so it may be difficult to figure out what they mean. Here's a primer to help you decipher.

What the Rankings Mean

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Frozen A/C? Use These TipsYou might think that a frozen air conditioner is just a temporary inconvenience that's easily solved by shutting down the system to let the cooling coil defrost.

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Air Conditioning
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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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