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 is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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Phil Laprairie

How to Manage a Clogged Drain Before the Plumber ArrivesWhen you have a clogged drain in your bathroom or kitchen, your first and most urgent priority is getting the drain cleared before there's a mess or water overflow.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Winterization Tips to Improve Home Comfort this SeasonPreparing for cold temperatures through home winterization will improve your comfort and cut your heating costs. Preparing your home before the frigid temperatures hit will also prevent more serious structural or plumbing problems that could be inconvenient and costly.

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace ProblemsDuring the long Alberta winter, one skill that can't be undervalued is the ability to troubleshoot furnace problems. If you can quickly figure out the problem with a non-working or poor-performing furnace, you'll be that much closer to fixing it or calling in professional help.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Helpful Tips on Replacing Your DuctworkFaulty ductwork in a home can lead to a variety of problems, including significant energy waste, poor heating and cooling performance, and declining indoor air quality. These issues can be a result of both leaky ducts and dirty ducts.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

If you haven't gotten around to changing the settings on your programmable thermostat for cold weather energy savings, the sooner the better. A programmable thermostat can't save you money unless you have it set for the particular season.

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

Want to Save Money During Cooler Weather? Follow these TipsThe cold weather is coming back to Alberta, and you'll be surprised to hear about the ways you can save money by stressing energy efficiency at home. Try some of the following and you could see significant energy and money savings this winter.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Smart Shopping Tips for a New Home FurnaceIt's easy to feel confused by the selection of a new furnace for your home since they're complicated appliances. Considering what's at stake for your long-term comfort and budget, it's worth exploring the basic principles behind selecting the best heating system for your home.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

How Can You Lower Your Water Bill with Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures?With so many ways to use water at home, it can be hard to keep your usage under control. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures are one way to do just that without even having to change your daily habits.

Target Big Water Users

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Phil Laprairie

Tips for Home Maintenance that Can Benefit Your HVAC SystemWith winter on the near horizon, now's a good time to undertake some essential fall home maintenance tasks. These will be on top of regular pre-winter HVAC maintenance. Your Calgary home will be better prepared for winter if you use some of the following tips:

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