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.

home heating

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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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Furnaces
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Damien McCusker

If some spaces in your home always seem too chilly in the winter, it's smart to look for ways to heat cold rooms before the season settles in. You can start by troubleshooting some basic heating system issues that adversely affect comfort:

·       Check the room's heating registers. Make sure that each one is fully open and that the grilles aren't obstructed by long drapes, furniture or other items.

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Heating
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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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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Garage Heaters: Prepare Now for Cooler Weather in the Coming MonthsGarage heaters extend the use of your garage throughout the winter season, keeping you comfortable while your work on projects during the colder months. Selecting the best heater depends on how you use the garage, its physical characteristics and fuel availability. Let's take a look at some of these factors.

Size and Space

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Heating
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Phil Laprairie

What Is HVAC? 3 Components That Make Up Your Home SystemModern homes rely on HVAC systems to maintain comfort and indoor air quality throughout the changing seasons. Exactly what is HVAC though?

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HVAC
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