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

How Does Air Balancing Play Into the Performance of Your HVAC System?When air balancing is correct, your HVAC ductwork distributes the appropriate volume of cooled or heated air to each room according to its size and returns an equal amount back to the A/C or furnace.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

Keep Harmful VOCs Out of Your Home With These TipsVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the gases created by products made from chemicals. Depending on your sensitivity, they can harm your health. As some man-made products age, they emit gases that cause reactions ranging from mild to serious.

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Phil Laprairie

Reduce Home Cooling Costs This Summer With Step-by-Step InstructionsWith summer around the corner, you may be dreading the inevitable increase in your electric bill. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way to reduce cooling costs?

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Water Heater Problems That May Be Plaguing Your Calgary HomeIf you've been having problems with hot water in your home, it helps to have a working knowledge of common water heater problems. Following are some of the most common issues experienced with storage tank water heaters. First, though, a quick primer on how a traditional tank water heater operates.

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

Upgrade Shower Heads to Reduce Water Consumption Without Affecting Your RoutineDid you know the average family uses nearly 40 gallons of water every day just for showering? You can lower this amount and save money in the process when you upgrade shower heads in every bathroom. Here’s how to choose the right replacement to reduce water consumption without affecting your routine.

Look for the WaterSense Label

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

How Do Furnace Cleaning and Maintenance Differ From Duct Cleaning?If you're trying to stay warm efficiently in the cold Calgary winters, you've no doubt heard the term "furnace cleaning." Exactly what that process entails, however, may not be so clear. Learning how furnace cleaning and duct cleaning differ will help you provide your furnace with the care it needs.

What's Involved in Furnace Maintenance

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Phil Laprairie

Home Ventilation: An Energy-Efficient Way to Cool Down Your Home This SummerStaying cool and comfortable in Calgary's hot continental summers doesn't have to be expensive. With the right home ventilation, you can stay cool while also improving your indoor air quality.

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

Improve Indoor Air Quality by Removing Household DustIt sometimes seems as if controlling dust in the home is a losing proposition. The minute you clean it up, it's back again. And it's not only unsightly, but it's also harmful to our lungs and respiratory tracts, exacerbating allergies, asthma and other issues.

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Phil Laprairie

5 Troubleshooting Tips for a Misbehaving Air ConditionerSummers may be short in Calgary, but once things start to heat up, a fully functioning cooling system is your best friend.

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