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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

Considering a Home Addition?A home addition is a wonderful option if you need extra space and you don't want to move. Whether you're considering adding a new family room, expanding the kitchen, building more bedrooms or you need an extra bathroom, you have lots of decisions and choices to make.

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Damien McCusker

How HVAC Components Work TogetherIt's a common misconception that a home's heating and cooling systems operate on separate tracks, using different HVAC components and equipment. Yet, in a great majority of residential forced-air heating and cooling systems, each "side" shares components.

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Damien McCusker

The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water HeatersTankless water heaters offer many advantages over their traditional tank counterparts, ranging from greater environmental friendliness to claims of an endless supply of hot water. That sounds great, but what are the drawbacks?

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Damien McCusker

The weather in Calgary is enough to drive up your heating bills without inefficiencies in your house adding to the problem. With a few simple home improvements, you can reduce your home's heating load to stay cozier and cut your heating expenses.

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Heating
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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

Face It — Your Heating System Needs an UpgradeNo matter how cutting edge your furnace was when you purchased and installed it, over time furnaces wear out and technology changes. Eventually you will come to the point where it makes more sense for you to replace the furnace in your Alberta or Calgary home than it does to repair it. Knowing when it's time to upgrade will help you make the best choices for your home.

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Heating
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Phil Laprairie

Considering Using UV Lights to Improve IAQ? Here's What to KnowUV lights neutralize airborne contaminants that air filtration alone can’t eliminate. Indoor air pollution is composed of many factors. Much of it is inorganic particulates like dust or fibers you can actually see floating around or settling on household surfaces.

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Phil Laprairie

Are You Ready for an Unexpected Power Outage?Unexpected power outages can be rough, particularly during the winter. But it's just part of life wherever snow and ice storms occur, as ice-laden power lines break and electricity blinks off when there's too much demand. There's no reason an inconvenience needs to become a life or death situation, however -- that is, if you're prepared.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

How Can a Humidifier Help During Winter?Indoor air quality often slides in the winter because of the lack of humidity, caused by cold temperatures outdoors and heating the air inside. In many cases, the damage to your home and discomfort low humidity causes is easy to remedy with a humidifier.

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Humidifiers
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Phil Laprairie

Signs That Your Ductwork is Too OldYour ductwork is hidden out of sight behind the walls and ceilings of your home, so you may not give it much thought or realize how its age and condition impact the operation of your heating and cooling system.

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