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.

ductwork

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Phil Laprairie

Repair or Replace? How to Decide What's Best for Your HVAC SystemDeciding to repair or replace an HVAC system requires careful consideration of the age of your unit, the problems it's currently experiencing and whether or not further problems may occur down the road. To that end, you'll want to ask yourself the following questions as you decide whether to repair or replace your HVAC system:

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Increase HVAC Efficiency by Repairing Holes in DuctworkNothing increases your HVAC bills faster than a hole in your ductwork. By sealing leaks, you can increase HVAC efficiency immediately. Ductwork leaks can increase heating and cooling costs significantly because they send conditioned air to the wrong places, like the attic or basement. 

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Air Duct
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Phil Laprairie

Are you worried that your furnace will not survive another winter? If so,you are probably wondering what kind of furnace is right for your home.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

With fall just around the corner, now is a good time to consider a seasonal duct cleaning for your HVAC system. Since indoor air pollution is often worse than outdoor air, contaminants such as dust, pet dander and mold can lower indoor air quality (IAQ) while building up on all parts of your HVAC system.

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Duct Cleaning
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Phil Laprairie

Is Your A/C Acting Like a Zombie? Signs It Could Be a Dead System RunningYour air conditioner has stopped running normally and now it’s just limping along, groaning and wheezing. Your Calgary home is heating up, but your cooling bills send shivers down your spine. It’s a household horror story: your air conditioner has joined the walking dead.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

What Is Good Ductwork Design? Read on for GuidanceIf you’re having a new home built for you or doing major renovations to an existing one, you have the perfect opportunity to incorporate modern ductwork design that will provide maximum home comfort coupled with real energy savings.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

Noisy A/C? Could be Something Minor -- or NotA noisy A/C can ruin the peace and quiet in your Calgary home. But, the sound is often scarier than the underlying problem causing it. You can troubleshoot some noises on your own—take a look and see what some of the common noisy A/C problems are:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Get the Most Out of the A/C This SummerSurviving summer means maintaining the efficiency of your home cooling system, especially here in Calgary, one of Canada’s sunniest cities. To get the most out of the A/C in your home, be sure that all equipment is appropriate for your needs, clean, and working properly.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Signs It's Time to Upgrade the A/CIf your A/C is old, but not giving you too much trouble, you might be unsure whether to replace it. Here are some signs that it's time to upgrade the A/C.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

HEPA for Your Calgary Home: Will It Work in the HVAC?Many homeowners contemplate switching from lower quality air filters to high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters because they have the potential to improve indoor air quality.

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HEPA

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