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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Phil Laprairie

The Process Of Choosing A Furnace DefinedWhen faced with the prospect of choosing a furnace, homeowners are wise to enlist the help of a reputable, expert HVAC contractor. The process involves a number of steps. Neglecting any one of them can result in a poor return on investment, not to mention compromised  home comfort and higher-than-necessary energy costs.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Use Ceiling Fans To Enhance Heating And SaveIf you used your ceiling fan to boost the comfort level of your home this summer, you may be surprised to know that ceiling fans are also useful additions to your heating system in the winter.

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Fans
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Phil Laprairie

A 5-Step Guide To Hiring An HVAC Contractor -- And Getting ResultsHave you made it a goal in 2012 to improve the energy efficiency of your home?

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Phil Laprairie

Most of the time, your home will sail through the seasons without as much as a hiccup. It’s helpful to know, however, when a situation requires an HVAC contractor and who to call. If you see evidence of any of the problems below, you should call an expert as soon as possible:

Attic problems

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Phil Laprairie

Most Homeowners Probably Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why You Should Do It?There are two steps you can take that make a big impact on the efficiency and lifespan of your furnace system: preventive maintenance and regularly changing air filters.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

When you need installation or repair work done, it’s wise to get several HVAC quotes. However, once you have those quotes in hand, do you know how to select a contractor based on their information? Arpi’s is confident that you’ll find our service and expertise second to none, and we want you to know how to read those quotes so you get the best equipment for the right price.

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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

With the long winters in our region, Calgary residents often find themselves spending a lot of time indoors. So indoor air quality concerns become a priority with the increased amount of time spent breathing indoor air. You can’t always control the environment in your workplace or school, but you can take some steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality and make it as safe as possible. Here are three areas where you can take proactive steps:

1. Source Control

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

HVAC manufacturers have responded with highly-efficient technology to recent standards created by the government. Tankless water heaters have gained notoriety as one product that meets standards, and even exceeds them.

In the past, most homes were fitted with a traditional storage tank model. While these units get the job done, there are significant losses from stand-by heating, because the storage tank is designed to hold tens of Imperial Gallons and it takes energy to maintain that heated water.

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