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.

energy-efficiency

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Phil Laprairie

energy star calgary albertaEnergy efficiency is a key factor in the purchase of new or replacement HVAC equipment. A new air conditioner or furnace can be a significant investment, but a model with high efficiency can allow you to recoup the cost of the equipment through the savings it provides on monthly energy bills.

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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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Repair Or Replace Air Conditioning? Expert Advice For What To Do With Your Old A/CWondering if you should repair or replace air conditioning equipment? Not a decision to be taken lightly, the right choice can cost you in terms of comfort and money. But repairing an aging A/C is akin to sinking money into a gas-guzzling car.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Air Conditioner Upgrade: Features Every Homeowner Should ConsiderWith an air conditioner upgrade on the horizon, homeowners generally have to take a crash course in cooling systems in order to make a wise choice. Armed with some information about features, you can maximize your investment.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

HEPA Filtration: Use It To Boost Indoor Air QualityThere are multiple ways to improve the quality of the air inside your home. High-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filtration offers significant benefits over upgrading your HVAC system’s air filter efficiency. With precise control and a high efficiency, HEPA filtration deserves a second look.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

By improving home energy efficiency, you can effectively impact energy bills and control savings throughout the year. Any time your home loses energy, either through air leaks or a HVAC equipment that operates inefficiently, your energy costs will rise.

So, consider taking on a few of the energy-efficiency improvement projects below to lower your energy bills—year-round:

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Evaluating Your Home's Air Leaks? Call In An HVAC Professional If You Find These ProblemsIncreasing your home’s energy efficiency by sealing its air leaks is an effective method to control heating costs, but leaks can sometimes lead to big problems. If you find air leak problems, you should call an HVAC professional.
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Air Leaks
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Phil Laprairie

Are you in need of some effective energy-saving tips? To stay comfortable through a Southern Alberta winter, with its harsh winds and frigid temperatures, homeowners have to use their heating systems a lot. And while higher energy bills are a reality for homeowners in our region, you can control heating costs, at least to some degree, by incorporating the energy-saving measures below throughout your home.

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Phil Laprairie

Energy efficiency in your home is key when considering lowering your energy usage cost. The more aware you are of your home’s energy efficiency, the more money you will save.

How’s your home’s insulation? Keep the air you are conditioning inside by monitoring your home’s insulation and checking for air leaks (drafts). Your HVAC system will work most efficiently when heating and cooling just your home, and not all of Calgary. Here are some tips:

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners probably think that an efficient attic is one that has sufficient insulation. However, insulation is only half the battle; air sealing is the other. There are many potential areas in an attic for air leaks to occur due to the connections between the walls and the ceiling, framing, soffits and chimney, just to name a few.

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