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

The heat exchanger plays a critically-important role in the safe operation of your furnace. Essentially, this metal component keeps the combustion fumes produced by the furnace's fuel burner contained so they're safely directed up the system's exhaust flue. If the device fails for any reason, those fumes containing toxic gases including carbon monoxide can escape into the warm air being distributed through your home. Here are some common heat exchanger-related issues that can occur.

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If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, you no doubt understand how frustrating it can be when it doesn’t work like it should. Regular furnace maintenance is the key to keeping your home heating system functional. There are also other significant benefits to preventive HVAC system maintenance. Here are some advantages of regular furnace maintenance:

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Phil Laprairie

Considerations to Make for Furnace InstallationSo you've decided to upgrade your home's furnace. What now?

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Tips for Reducing the Load on Your FurnaceTaking steps to cut down on how often your furnace has to run to maintain winter comfort not only lessens your energy bills, it also prolongs the lifetime of this appliance.

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Phil Laprairie

Discover How a Variable-Speed Furnace WorksMost of us grew up in households with furnaces that repeatedly kicked on and off all day long, and accepted that as the way the furnace was supposed to work. Maybe so, but it was a big energy waster, considering that the most energy is consumed during the startup of a furnace than any other time.

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Have You Checked Your Furnace Filter Lately?Here in Alberta, we're no strangers to the cold. We rely on our heating systems to get us through the winter months comfortably. What happens, though, if your furnace doesn't seem to be functioning as it should? Does it mean that your heating equipment is failing?

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Phil Laprairie

Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace ProblemsDuring the long Alberta winter, one skill that can't be undervalued is the ability to troubleshoot furnace problems. If you can quickly figure out the problem with a non-working or poor-performing furnace, you'll be that much closer to fixing it or calling in professional help.

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Phil Laprairie

Smart Shopping Tips for a New Home FurnaceIt's easy to feel confused by the selection of a new furnace for your home since they're complicated appliances. Considering what's at stake for your long-term comfort and budget, it's worth exploring the basic principles behind selecting the best heating system for your home.

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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

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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