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

Your A/C's Higher SEER Won't Do You Much Good if It's Not Reaching ItChoosing an air conditioner with a high energy efficiency rating is the first step in lowering your electric bill during hot weather, but an A / C & #8217;s higher SEER depends on more factors than just the equipment.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Using an HRV to Deliver Fresh Air While Recouping EnergyOpening windows and drapes to bring fresh air and sunshine into the home is certainly a delight when the weather is right.

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Phil Laprairie

All About UV Lights and Indoor Air QualityWith all the microorganisms floating around, it may sometimes be difficult to achieve good indoor air quality, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If used properly, UV lights can provide you with relief from some pollutants.

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Phil Laprairie

Sizing Ducts Is An Important Step In Overall System PerformanceWhen building a new home, it’s important to include sizing ducts in the process of installing the heating and cooling system. If your contractor neglects to include it in the process, failing to have that one calculation performed will cost you.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

Duct Cleaning Can Help--In These 5 ScenariosForced-air heating and cooling equipment are particularly prone to dirt buildup, because the force of the air circulating throughout your home will pick up dust and pollutants and spread them through your equipment—and that includes the ductwork.

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Duct Cleaning
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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

Evaluate Duct Return Capabilities To Ensure ComfortIn part, the efficiency of your furnace (and central A/C) system is predicated on your home’s ductwork system, the delivery mechanism that sends heated (and cooled) air throughout your home.

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Duct Returns
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Phil Laprairie

During a cold Calgary winter, homeowners need to balance the need for ventilation with high energy costs, and using a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help ensure both.

A heat recovery ventilator is essentially a home-air management system. It uses existing ductwork to distribute fresh incoming air, while exhausting old stale air. You can also install an HRV if your home doesn’t have existing ductwork by using newly installed direct ductwork.

Here’s how it works:

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Air Duct
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Phil Laprairie

Duct Efficiency Contributes To Overall Energy SavingsOne component that can significantly impact duct efficiency is insulation.

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Duct Efficiency

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