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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Damien McCusker

With summer behind us, it's not a bad time to consider having professional HVAC technicians clean the air ducts in your home's central, forced-air cooling and heating system. After several months of nearly consecutive heating and then cooling, your home's ductwork may have accumulated a variety of contaminants, left behind as conditioned and spent air moves through your home's supply and return ducts, respectively.

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

Things to Know About Return Air DuctsThe ductwork in your residential forced-air HVAC system is the network of pipes through which heated or cooled air travels. In addition to the supply ducts that provide the conditioned air, there is also a system of return air ducts that bring expended air back to your HVAC system.

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

Important Principles of HVAC Ductwork DesignThe design of your ductwork contributes to your home's comfort, air quality and utility bills. A poorly-designed duct system makes it difficult for your heating and cooling system to operate efficiently and wastes energy through pressure imbalances, air leaks and thermal losses.

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Duct Design
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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

5 Things to Include on Your Fall HVAC Maintenance ListThorough fall HVAC maintenance is one of the most effective ways to ensure your system will run reliably and efficiently throughout the harsh Calgary winter. Don't miss these five important steps you can do yourself.

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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

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

How Does Air Balancing Play Into the Performance of Your HVAC System?When air balancing is correct, your HVAC ductwork distributes the appropriate volume of cooled or heated air to each room according to its size and returns an equal amount back to the A/C or furnace.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

How Do Furnace Cleaning and Maintenance Differ From Duct Cleaning?If you're trying to stay warm efficiently in the cold Calgary winters, you've no doubt heard the term "furnace cleaning." Exactly what that process entails, however, may not be so clear. Learning how furnace cleaning and duct cleaning differ will help you provide your furnace with the care it needs.

What's Involved in Furnace Maintenance

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Phil Laprairie

Why Should You Keep Your Home's Air Ducts Clean?A home’s air ducts are important for the health and safety of a home, but they're often overlooked since they lie hidden beneath flooring or behind walls. However, dirty ductwork can cause problems for residents, as well as the heating and cooling system.

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