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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As a naturally odorless and colorless gas, carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It is produced when fuel — such as oil, gas (natural and petroleum-based), kerosene, wood, charcoal or candles—is burned. However, you can take important steps to prevent an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Now that autumn is fading and winter weather is settling in, it's wise to take precautions to avoid damage to your home and keep your family safe from hazards like carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Following these winter home safety tips can help you stay snug and secure during the cold months ahead.

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Getting Rid of Residential Energy VampiresIt’s good to practice habits that save money and preserve resources, but any energy vampires in your home could undermine your efforts. These are the electronics, appliances and devices that continue to use electricity even when they’re shut off, or those with clocks or timers.

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With the weather getting cooler and the heating season just around the corner, it's time (past time in some areas) to start thinking about preparing your home's central air conditioner for the off season. That way, it will be set next spring when the warm temperatures return to Alberta. Take the following steps to get your A/C ready for winter:

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Most homeowners don't think about water leaks when it comes to their air conditioner. After all, it's an air system. Why would it be leaking water? What may surprise some homeowners is that every A/C has a condensate drain that has one job — trapping and funneling water away from your air conditioning system.

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Many people have the wrong idea about ceiling fans.

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Purchasing new appliances for your home gives you the opportunity to install the most energy-efficient equipment possible. Products with high efficiency can save you significant amounts of money over time through lower monthly operating costs. As you look, check for the Canadian EnerGuide label.

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If you're planning to hire an HVAC contractor for your Calgary or Alberta home, you need to know that the company you are hiring is going to deliver quality service. While many HVAC companies can claim that they have exceptional technicians, you need actual proof of the quality of the contractor.

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Even the most handy homeowners can find themselves frustrated by plumbing. Not only is there a lot to know, but there are a wide variety of materials to choose from when making repairs.

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Getting That Dust Problem Under ControlBattling a dust problem doesn’t have to be a never-ending chore when you know where it comes from and take steps to minimize and control it. Dust comes from people and pets, fabrics inside a home, and the outdoors.

Minimizing Dust with the HVAC System

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