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-filters

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Phil Laprairie

Air filters are a small component of your home’s overall heating and cooling systems; however, they have a big impact both on a system’s efficiency and a home’s comfort level.

Air filters are rated according to the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). The MERV rating shows how efficiently the air filter can trap particles; filters are rated from 1 to 16.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

As savvy consumers, we generally want to know what we’re getting for our money. The same holds true for HVAC products. When consumers buy air filters, they want to know what the product will do and how it will perform. Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to inform consumers of the efficiency and airflow of air filters and to allow them to compare products.

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Energy Evaluations
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Phil Laprairie

Energy savings is at the forefront of consumer concerns. Conservation is not only kinder to the environment; it saves you money. Arpi’s cares about consumers and wants you to get the most for your energy dollars. We help our customers get the best installation and service on energy-efficiency products and show you how to use them properly. Here are our top list of tips for saving energy.

Cooling

There are several factors that influence a cooling system’s energy consumption. You can cut energy use by:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Filters were created for a very specific purpose: They help the A/C system run efficiently by preventing dirt buildup. Filters impact indoor air quality, trapping particles in the air. To keep your system running well and your air clean, it’s necessary to use the right filter and keep those filters clean by regularly changing them.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

With spring around the corner, you can almost hear the collective groan from allergy sufferers anticipating the usual problems. The winter respite is over. Outdoor triggers, like pollen, will soon come to the surface and begin to irritate sinuses. If you suffer from allergies, or know someone who does, you already know what this is like.

Improving indoor air quality can greatly enhance the quality of life for a person with allergies, providing a refuge from the outdoors. Just how can you improve the indoor air quality of your home? Here are three specific points of action:

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners have a general expectation for heating costs during the winter. However, without proper HVAC maintenance and home sealing techniques, along with a few other efficiency checks, you could find yourself opening a heating bill this winter that you weren’t expecting. To avoid any surprises, use these tips to get the biggest energy savings.

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Energy Evaluations
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Phil Laprairie

Is there anyone in your home who is starving for air? “No,” you say. Are you sure? How about your HVAC system, is it starving for air? If you haven’t changed the filter lately, you can be sure that it is starving.

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Air Conditioning

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