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

Telling Signs It's Time to Consider Installing a Water SoftenerCalgary's water supply is hard, which means it contains significant amounts of minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium. While high mineral content doesn't affect water's taste, it can wreak havoc on the human body and a home's plumbing system.

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Water Softener
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Phil Laprairie

Fan On or Auto? Learn Which Setting Is Best for Your ThermostatHave you ever wondered which thermostat fan setting is best: "on" or "auto"?

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

Top Factors Affecting Home ComfortWhen you consider the factors that affect home comfort, temperature will probably come to mind first. There are other key elements that influence the comfort level in a home, though, such as humidity and indoor air quality.

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Phil Laprairie

Why You Shouuld Consider a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your A/C UpgradeIf you're planning to upgrade the A/C in your Calgary home, a variable-speed air handler is worth considering to help you maximize the benefits of this major investment. The air handler is the cooling system component that's responsible for sending conditioned air throughout the home.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

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Learn the Best Cooling Solutions for Home AdditionsAs you're probably aware, decisions regarding the design and construction of new home additions are big ones. There's a lot at stake, and you don't want any do-overs. Determining the best cooling solutions for home additions is no exception.

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Phil Laprairie

Can Problems in My Ductwork Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality?Indoor air quality plays an essential role in the home system. Whether good or poor, indoor air quality impacts energy efficiency, comfort and the healthfulness of the home environment.

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Phil Laprairie

Tips for Reducing Humidity in Your Calgary HomeDespite Calgary's relatively dry climate, your indoor humidity can still rise to an unhealthy level due to a variety of factors. Reducing humidity in your home improves your indoor air quality and comfort level while also protecting your home from damage. There are a number of ways to get relief from high humidity. 

Control Moisture and Improve Your Airflow

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Humidification
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Troubleshooting Issues Caused by the Toilet FlapperPlumbing leaks, faucets left dripping and toilets that won't stop flushing can all add up to a major water drain in your Calgary home. In the case of a toilet, endless water cycling is usually caused by a fault in the toilet flapper. These issues are often simple to fix, but can be expensive if left unaddressed, so it pays to know a bit about toilet flapper troubleshooting.

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Plumbing
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How to Use That Programmable Thermostat to Your AdvantageA programmable thermostat is a valuable tool that can cut your energy bills and improve your comfort levels at the same time. Just like any tool, the more you know about operating it, the better the results will be. 

Types of Programmable Thermostats

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