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-use

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Phil Laprairie

Managing energy bills can be difficult. Heating costs for Alberta winters can soar unless you have efficient equipment and a tight home seal. And while heating bills typically encompass a significant portion of energy use, the cost to cool your home in the summer can add up, too. Homeowners can use the tips below to get maximum efficiency from cooling systems – even during the last days of summer – and help reduce expenditures for the home’s total heating and cooling throughout the year.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Smart consumers know that the repair-or-replace question is best asked before a system breaks down. Imagine trying to make an informed decision about replacing your heating system in the middle of an Alberta winter. You can use clues about your current HVAC systems to take the time to comparison shop and get the best system possible – before there are problems.

Energy Star recommends that consumers consider replacing heating systems after 15 years. That’s because newer systems are more energy efficient, making energy bills lower and your home more comfortable.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Energy savings is at the forefront of consumer concerns. Conservation is not only kinder to the environment; it saves you money. Arpi’s cares about consumers and wants you to get the most for your energy dollars. We help our customers get the best installation and service on energy-efficiency products and show you how to use them properly. Here are our top list of tips for saving energy.

Cooling

There are several factors that influence a cooling system’s energy consumption. You can cut energy use by:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners want to get the most for their air conditioning dollars, and they don’t want to spend their money frivolously on equipment and features they don’t need. But if you’re looking to buy an A/C system this year, there are reasons for choosing high-efficiency air conditioning that make spending the extra money worthwhile.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Solar energy is no longer a novelty. It is commonly used in commercial and residential buildings across North America and abroad. It has particularly gained credibility in the southwest regions of the United States, of course, because of the sunny climate.

However, other regions of North America stand as good candidates for solar energy use, and ,with the development of more and more HVAC products, like furnaces and heat pumps, that are compatible with alternative energy sources, solar energy use is on the rise everywhere, and particularly Alberta.

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Energy Evaluations
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Phil Laprairie

You’ve spent valuable time making sure your home is tightly sealed by caulking, insulating, and cleaning ducts. Because a tightly-sealed home provides a refuge from drafts and wind, there’s a chance your home may now be too airtight to allow for fresh air circulation. Ventilation systems are the solution.

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