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

These are the Warning Signs of Poorly-Vented Drain LinesPoorly-vented drain lines in your home can mimic other plumbing problems and even lead to futile attempts to clear blockages that aren’t there. Your plumbing drain system requires air to operate properly. As drain water flows through the pipes, pressure imbalances occur.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Considerations to Make for Furnace InstallationSo you've decided to upgrade your home's furnace. What now?

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Tips for Reducing the Load on Your FurnaceTaking steps to cut down on how often your furnace has to run to maintain winter comfort not only lessens your energy bills, it also prolongs the lifetime of this appliance.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Don't Fall for These High-Pressure Sales TacticsYour home's heating and cooling system represents an immense investment in comfort and security that's going to be affecting your family — hopefully in a positive way — for a dozen or more years. That's why it's essential to work with a contractor who you can trust, and to stay away from high-pressure sales efforts.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

5 Energy-Saving Myths and What You Should Be Doing InsteadIt's no surprise that homeowners still believe and follow some energy-saving myths in an attempt to lower the cost of keeping a comfortable home. Depending on the weather, these costs can climb quickly, especially if you practice any of these incorrect techniques to save energy:

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Save Money and Energy in Your Home with a Zoning SystemHow many rooms in your home can your family be in at one time? Your HVAC system sends equal amounts of air to the entire house, whether there are people in a particular room or not. This wastes a lot of energy and it also results in disparate temperatures between rooms.

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Zoning Systems
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Phil Laprairie

Power Outage Preparation Advice for Your Calgary HomeA power outage on a frigid Calgary winter night is a frightening prospect, but with a little preparation, you can stay safe and comfortable.

Plan Ahead for Storms

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Home Safety
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Phil Laprairie

What You Need to Know About Heat Recovery VentilatorsA heat recovery ventilator (HRV) solves the problem of poor ventilation in homes while also minimizing heat loss and heat gain. As homes have become more energy-efficient, airtight construction methods have all but eliminated fresh air infiltration from the outdoors.

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Phil Laprairie

Discover How a Variable-Speed Furnace WorksMost of us grew up in households with furnaces that repeatedly kicked on and off all day long, and accepted that as the way the furnace was supposed to work. Maybe so, but it was a big energy waster, considering that the most energy is consumed during the startup of a furnace than any other time.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Have You Checked Your Furnace Filter Lately?Here in Alberta, we're no strangers to the cold. We rely on our heating systems to get us through the winter months comfortably. What happens, though, if your furnace doesn't seem to be functioning as it should? Does it mean that your heating equipment is failing?

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Air Filters

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