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

Warmer weather often signals the arrival of allergies thanks to rising levels of mould, pollen and other pollutants that dry winter weather holds dormant. To help keep allergy symptoms at bay in your home, you can choose from a select number of indoor air quality equipment options, and create a refuge from common outdoor triggers.

You see, the indoor air quality inside your home can become degraded by outdoor pollutants because homeowners are likely to keep windows and doors open to circulate fresh air, and pollutants are also tracked into our homes on our clothing and shoes.

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Phil Laprairie

Optimize Energy Savings In Your Home From Top To Bottom, Inside And OutAdopting a whole-house perspective of your home will give you a targeted view of out-of-control energy consumption, and allow you to grab hold of your home’s potential for energy savings.

Seeing your house as a whole, and analyzing how it all works together, allows you to maximize the performance of your home-comfort systems.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills is to start taking notice of how much hot water you and your family use. Because water heating comes in second only to the costs to heat and cool your home, you’ll notice a sizable gain in energy savings when you look for ways to cut hot water usage.

Here are five easy tips to start getting better results from your water heater:

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

Heat Recovery Ventilator: A 5-Step Guide To Increase PerformanceWith a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) installed in your home, you can generally expect increased comfort and non-stop, maintenance-free system operation.

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Phil Laprairie

The winter season in Calgary generally means homeowners must endure long spells of frigid temperatures and high winds, but it also means the air inside your home is drier, which causes a host of problems for not only your health but your home, too. Whole-house humidifiers are the answer to dry indoor air, helping to create comfortable indoor conditions, no matter where you are in your home.

Two basic factors influence the relative humidity inside your home:

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Humidification
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Phil Laprairie

Choose Carbon Monoxide Detectors That Work For Your HomeIf your home houses any gas-powered equipment, your safety is at risk if you don’t have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Water heating is generally the second largest energy consumer in most homes, coming in just behind home heating and cooling in terms of energy costs. Using tankless water heaters can help to decrease water heating costs, but you need to know how many systems to install.

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Tankless
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Phil Laprairie

Duct Sealing Optimizes Energy Efficiency: Follow These 3 StepsDuct sealing, one of the more cost-effective energy improvements homeowners can make, helps to control energy losses, which in turn increases your energy savings throughout every month of the year.

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Duct Sealing
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Phil Laprairie

The design of your home’s ductwork counts for a great deal in terms of comfort and energy savings. In fact, its efficiency will essentially dictate how comfortable you are in your home, and how much energy you can save over the years. Without proper ductwork design, no matter how efficiently your heating and cooling equipment operates, you’ll be less than satisfied with the results.

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Duct Design
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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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