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

Air Balancing: Everything Your Should KnowThe comfort a forced-air HVAC system provides depends on efficient air balancing to a large degree. It’s a term that refers the air flows from the blower compartment through the ductwork and into each heated room. Imbalanced airflow can drive up energy costs if household members compensate by changing the thermostat’s settings.

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Damien McCusker

Reputable HVAC Contractor: How to Find OneAs a homeowner, the last thing you probably want to think about is hiring an HVAC contractor.

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Phil Laprairie

Reasons Why Tight Ductwork Is ImportantIn any forced-air heating and cooling system, ductwork plays a key role in delivering conditioned air to rooms throughout the house. Without tight, securely sealed ducts, much of the air that you're hoping will improve comfort in various rooms may be lost before it arrives at its destination.

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

If you deal with the Calgary winter by using a space heater in a chilly room, be sure you practice the utmost caution when it’s running. While they’re convenient and inexpensive to buy, they have an unfortunate downside when it comes to safety.

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Phil Laprairie

To Save Money and Sleep Better, Try Lowering Your Home's TemperatureEven people who find little to like about long winters have a few good reasons to celebrate: lowering the temperature at night will improve sleep and save energy at the same time. Researchers have found that cool temperatures foster sound and beneficial sleep, which promotes good health and well-being.

Ideal Temperatures

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Phil Laprairie

If you're ready to upgrade your older HVAC equipment, you now have an opportunity to select features that offer the latest in home comfort solutions. Investing to a new system with the following features can not only bring you greater comfort, but you'll also gain other benefits like cleaner indoor air and energy savings too.

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Phil Laprairie

How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading the Right TemperatureIt's a warm summer day in Calgary. The house feels like it's around 30 degrees. So why does the thermostat say it's only 20 degrees? If your thermostat temperature is incorrect, then your HVAC system can't cool your home properly. How can you know if it's reading correctly, and what can you do about it?

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

What's the "Feels Like" Temperature?In many ways, home comfort is not about the actual temperature of the home, but how hot or cold the home feels. As you seek to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, you may be able to increase or decrease the thermostat setting, depending on the season, by addressing the "feels like" temperature of your Calgary home.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Winterization Tips to Improve Home Comfort this SeasonPreparing for cold temperatures through home winterization will improve your comfort and cut your heating costs. Preparing your home before the frigid temperatures hit will also prevent more serious structural or plumbing problems that could be inconvenient and costly.

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

Discover How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your Home ComfortHome comfort can be influenced by many factors, but one of the most obvious — and the easiest to fix — is the condition of the ductwork. Duct sealing ensures the best possible comfort level inside your home while also conserving energy and reducing your heating and cooling bills.

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Duct Sealing

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