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 Does A Red-Tag Furnace Mean? 3 Tips For How To ProceedA red-tag furnace is a scenario no homeowner wants to encounter. Keeping up with maintenance will help you to avoid this situation, but if your system is ever red tagged, here’s what you need to know:

What is a red-tagged furnace?

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Furnace noises are not a good sign—and homeowners are wise to do everything they can to avoid them. If you do hear furnace noises, take them seriously. They can be an indication that the system is either operating inefficiently, which will increase your energy bills, or they can be a sign that your home safety is at risk.

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Phil Laprairie

3 Tips To Ensure High-Efficiency Furnace Venting Works Properly During Colder WeatherIf you have a high-efficiency furnace system, you’re positioned to get ideal energy savings and home comfort. However, because these systems operate differently than lower-efficiency systems, high-efficiency furnaces require specialized venting.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

If you find yourself without power due to a winter storm this season, you’ll be glad you have a winter storm emergency plan in place. The three main concerns during a power outage are having a safe food supply, water supply and heating source. Here are a few simple steps you can use to prepare:

Food

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Phil Laprairie

Furnace Filters Work Overtime During Winter -- Keeping Them Clean Ensures Optimal ResultsFurnace filters are arguably one of the most important components that contribute to your furnace system’s overall efficiency and operation.

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Filtration
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Phil Laprairie

If you notice water leaks stemming from your attic, the source could be due to attic ventilation, attic moisture or ice dams. Ice dams in particular can cause significant damage, and with varying winter temperatures, ice dams become more and more likely to occur. Luckily, they also are easily avoidable. As a homeowner, you should know what signs to look for to gauge your home’s susceptibility to ice dams, and what you can do avoid them.

What are ice dams?

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Insulation
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Phil Laprairie

A 5-Step Guide To Hiring An HVAC Contractor -- And Getting ResultsHave you made it a goal in 2012 to improve the energy efficiency of your home?

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Phil Laprairie

Homeowners often focus on energy efficiency around their homes, and rightly so, as energy costs rise and budgets shrink. However, indoor air quality in most homes is often worse than the quality of our outdoor air, making it an issue that should be high on a homeowner’s to-do list.

But if you think there’s not much you can do about indoor air quality, you’re be wrong. Here are three cost-effective steps any homeowner can take to improve indoor air quality.

Remove the problem

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Phil Laprairie

Evaluate Duct Return Capabilities To Ensure ComfortIn part, the efficiency of your furnace (and central A/C) system is predicated on your home’s ductwork system, the delivery mechanism that sends heated (and cooled) air throughout your home.

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Duct Returns
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Phil Laprairie

Wondering if it’s that time? A furnace repair or replace decision can be quite difficult, as it requires a significant investment, often in both cases. There are signs, however, that you can use to help answer that question.

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Furnaces

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