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

What's the Difference Between Cool and Warm Humidifiers?Did you know a humidifier can actually make your home's air feel warmer during the winter, letting you turn down your thermostat? But what type of humidifier is best for your home, and what's the difference between cool and warm humidifiers?

First, Whole-Home or Portable?

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Humidifiers
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Phil Laprairie

Learn How to Compare Furnace Filters for Your Alberta HomeIt's a big mistake to assume that all furnace filters are the same. Furnace filters come with radically different efficiency levels, as well as a variety of filtering methods.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Discover the Importance of Cleaning Your Home's Air DuctsDuct cleaning isn’t the silver bullet of HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality that some service providers might have you believe. However, there are some key benefits to getting your ducts professionally cleaned.

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Duct Cleaning
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Phil Laprairie

Why Should I Flush Out My Home's Hot Water Heater?There are many benefits to having a tankless water heater. They're compact in size and are much more efficient than other types of systems. As with all water heaters, some maintenance is necessary to ensure proper long-term functionality.

Cleaning Priorities

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

A Simple Guide for Repairing a Leaky Compression Faucet Repairing a leaky compression faucet is one of the most common service calls a professional plumber receives. This is because compression faucets are one of the most commonly installed fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

5 Tips to Consider When Hiring a Qualified Plumbing ContractorWhether you're calling a plumber for a renovation, ongoing issue, maintenance or a plumbing emergency, hiring a qualified plumbing contractor is vital to the integrity of the work. Here are five tips for you to consider to help you choose the best person for the job. 

References

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Got a Noisy Toilet? Find Out How to Make a RepairDoes your toilet seem to run constantly, or can you hear a steady trickle of water coming from inside your tank? Maybe you hear a high-pitched whine when your toilet is filling up?

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Easy Ways to Prevent Mineral Buildup in Your Humidifier As your furnace heats your home during the winter, it removes moisture, which can make indoor air feel dry. Moreover, heated air expands, causing relative humidity to fall. This creates dry indoor conditions that cause many uncomfortable and unhealthful side effects, such as dry skin and sinus passages, itchy eyes, sore throat and painful static-electric shocks.

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Humidifiers
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Phil Laprairie

Can a Dirty Furnace Coil Affect Heating and Airflow?When your furnace isn't working properly, you'll likely notice less airflow and less heat in your home. The first thing you should check in this situation is your air filter to make sure it's clean and that air can pass through it freely.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

How to Avoid Costly Plumbing Leaks This Winter Since winter has surprised us a few times already this year in Calgary, it's more important now than ever to take precautions that can help you avoid costly plumbing leaks. Because of our extremely cold temperatures, your water pipes may be in danger of freezing and bursting if you don't prepare them.

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Plumbing

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