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

Discover How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your Home ComfortHome comfort can be influenced by many factors, but one of the most obvious — and the easiest to fix — is the condition of the ductwork. Duct sealing ensures the best possible comfort level inside your home while also conserving energy and reducing your heating and cooling bills.

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Duct Sealing
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Phil Laprairie

Garage Heaters: Prepare Now for Cooler Weather in the Coming MonthsGarage heaters extend the use of your garage throughout the winter season, keeping you comfortable while your work on projects during the colder months. Selecting the best heater depends on how you use the garage, its physical characteristics and fuel availability. Let's take a look at some of these factors.

Size and Space

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Heating
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Phil Laprairie

Do You Know About the 3 Kinds of Heating and Cooling Loads?If your cooling or heating system is too big or too small for your home, you won't enjoy the energy efficiency and performance you'd get with a system that's correctly sized.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

How to Troubleshoot HRV and ERV Ventilation ProblemsWhile troubleshooting HRV and ERV problems is doable for the average homeowner, most actual repairs of these balanced ventilation systems will have to be handled by a qualified HVAC service tech.

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

Possible Causes for When Your Air Filter Gets WetAs you perform the normal monthly maintenance on your HVAC system, you shouldn't be surprised by the accumulation of leaves you have to sweep from around the unit outdoors, nor the dust caught in the air filter.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

5 Common Sources of Heat Gain and Ways to Prevent ItHeat gain is a real problem in the summer when you're trying to keep your home cool without having to operate the air conditioner all the time. Fortunately, there are some common sources of heat gain you can easily control.

Appliances and Electronics

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Phil Laprairie

Look for These Central A/C Features When Buying a New SystemChoosing a new cooling system for your home may be one of the more complex processes you go through, which is why it's important to look for certain central A/C features when you begin shopping. Paying attention to the following basics of central cooling system selection promotes energy efficiency and comfort. 

Energy Efficiency

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

What Is HVAC? 3 Components That Make Up Your Home SystemModern homes rely on HVAC systems to maintain comfort and indoor air quality throughout the changing seasons. Exactly what is HVAC though?

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

3 Common A/C Condensate Drain Problems to AvoidThe condensate drainage system is an essential component of an A/C unit. As warm airflow is pulled through the cold evaporator coil, water vapor condenses on the coil, producing a lot of water. The water drips into a condensate pan, flows through a drain tube and trap, and exits the cooling system via a floor drain.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Simple Ways to Conserve Energy While On Vacation This SummerAs you prepare for your vacation, you'll probably make a list of things to pack and errands to run before you go. Another helpful checklist you might want to create outlines household tasks you should complete before you leave. You'll want to change the sheets, wash the dishes and take out the trash to ensure that you come home to a comfortable environment.

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Energy Saving Tips

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