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

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Home's Hot Water Heater Hot water is something we tend to take for granted until we don't have any, or we don't have enough. Once there's a problem, we realize just how important hot water really is. If you're experiencing an issue with your hot water supply, you may have a problem with your hot water heater.

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Water Heaters
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Top Reasons You're Experiencing Low Water Pressure Low water pressure may be a simple fix or an indication of a more serious problem. Finding and remedying these issues early on can help you prevent a good deal of damage caused by future plumbing problems.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Increase HVAC Efficiency by Repairing Holes in DuctworkNothing increases your HVAC bills faster than a hole in your ductwork. By sealing leaks, you can increase HVAC efficiency immediately. Ductwork leaks can increase heating and cooling costs significantly because they send conditioned air to the wrong places, like the attic or basement. 

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Air Duct
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Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home with UV LightsMold, nature's tool for breaking down organic material, exists in just about every environment on the planet, including your home. Instead of allowing it to wreak havoc indoors, you can prevent mold growth using safe and chemical-free UV (ultraviolet) lights.

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UV Lights
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How Can a Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Alarm Help You?A low-level carbon monoxide alarm is something that can help you with both immediate threats, and long-term problems. Most standard carbon monoxide detectors will only start sounding an alarm once carbon monoxide levels reach an extremely dangerous level.

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Simple Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your FurnaceMaintaining your furnace is a yearly must. Whether you're skilled enough to do it yourself, or you need to call in a professional, there are certain tasks that should be performed to ensure quality performance, while prolonging the life of your equipment.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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Boilers
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Phil Laprairie

Prevent Burning Your Hands By Installing an Anti-Scald ValveFall is here, winter won't be far behind and Canadians will be scrambling to prepare their families and their homes for what lies ahead. During the heating season, it's also common for more hot water to be consumed during these months than usual. What many people may not know is the dangers that this can pose.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

A Guide for Finding the Best Plumber for Your HomeWhether you're dealing with a leaky sewer pipe or want to install low-flow showerheads, having access to a reliable plumber can be a life saver. Finding the best plumber, however, can be a little confusing.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Get More Out of Your Programmable Thermostat This WinterThere's no denying that a cold Calgary winter is just around the corner. We don't know how brutal it may be this year, but preparing your home now can help keep your family comfortable this winter. Does your home have a programmable thermostat? This simple device offers an easy way to keep your home warm and save money on your heating bills.

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Thermostats

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