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.

heating-and-cooling

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Phil Laprairie

You may be sold on the benefits of tankless water heaters but wonder if they require more maintenance than traditional storage tank systems. While the latter are less efficient due to standby losses, they generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. The good news is that tankless water heaters don’t require much maintenance, either.

A tankless system should be serviced as a part of the regular preventive maintenance that heating and cooling systems receive. Electric or gas components should be inspected.

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Phil Laprairie

If you plan on upgrading your air conditioning system in the near future, you’ll want to have your contractor size the unit beforehand. Sizing creates a picture of the type of system you need and the capacity it should have in order to comfortably cool your home.

Air conditioning systems are often undersized or oversized, both of which create problems. When a system is undersized, it doesn’t have enough power to adequately cool the air in your home. An oversized system can lead to increased energy costs, failure of the system’s parts and excessive noise.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

The value of HVAC systems is evident: throughout the long Canadian winter, homeowners rely on heating equipment to stay comfortable and warm. It’s just as critical that air conditioning systems work well on those warm but well-appreciated summer days.

HVAC contractors know how valuable these systems are to homeowners. That’s why companies like Arpi’s offer premium annual service plans to keep heating and cooling equipment in the best shape possible.

Annual service puts your equipment in peak operation condition. Without it, several things can happen:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Ductless mini splits are a great energy-efficient option. These types of systems are growing in popularity for several reasons.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

The decision to replace your furnace is not an easy one. Selecting a new one means time and money: time you don’t have to wade through the myriad of equipment options and figure out the best efficiency rating, and money you either don’t have or don’t want to spend.

HVAC equipment is vital to your comfort during the long winter months and that you must be able to count on your furnace. A comfortably heated and cooled space is a given: we expect it so we can sleep, eat and live. Before you begin any decisions about choosing a new furnace, consider these factors:

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

As a homeowner in the Calgary area, you probably have a lot of questions about your heating and cooling systems.  Where do you go to get the answers?  We’re starting our new home comfort blog for the purpose of answering some of those questions and making it a little bit easier for you to get the comfort and indoor air quality you’re looking for.Did you ever wonder why some rooms are hot and others cold?  Or why it seems like your energy bills are too high?  Do you suffer from breathing problems in your home?  Your HVAC system may hold the answers to these issues.  Over the next

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Air Conditioning

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