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

Save Money and Conserve WaterIn Calgary's dry climate, fresh water is a particularly valuable natural resource. Taking some simple steps to conserve water protects this resource while also keeping your water bills down.

In the Kitchen and Bath

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Tips to Help with Air Conditioner ShoppingAs with any major purchase, when you buy a new air conditioner for your home, research is essential as well as taking care to avoid making certain common mistakes. Consider the following when shopping for a new air conditioner.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Never Again Forget to Change Your Air Filter"Out of sight, out of mind" is a saying that perfectly captures the situation with your forced-air heating and cooling system's air filter. This modest but essential piece of equipment performs its job hidden inside your furnace plenum or air conditioner air handler, and as a result, it easily forgotten.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

How Your HVAC Components Work TogetherIn most North American homes, the heating and cooling (HVAC) components are interconnected into one system. Some parts of that system are at work year round to provide comfortable and efficient heating and cooling. Learn how HVAC system components work together.

Heating

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Use These Helpful Plumbing Tips for New HomeownersWhen you own your home, the responsibility for keeping the plumbing running smoothly is on your shoulders. By following a few simple plumbing tips, you can make that job a lot easier.

Keep Up on Maintenance

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Things to Know About Return Air DuctsThe ductwork in your residential forced-air HVAC system is the network of pipes through which heated or cooled air travels. In addition to the supply ducts that provide the conditioned air, there is also a system of return air ducts that bring expended air back to your HVAC system.

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

How to Respond to a Pushy HVAC SalespersonFace it: you'll never deal with buying a more expensive item for your house than an HVAC system, or anything that will make such a big difference for your household in long-term costs and comfort. That's why it's essential to work with a company whom you can trust.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Get the Answers to Your FAQs About HVAC SystemsIt's not hard for a typical homeowner to get intimidated about his or her home's heating and cooling system. This is complex machinery, and learning how to use it efficiently and effectively requires more know-how than just adjusting the thermostat. That being the case, following are some answers to basic questions about a typical residential HVAC system.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Prepare Your HVAC System to Spring ForwardSpringtime is almost here and with it comes the return of Daylight Saving Time. As you prepare to “spring forward,” now is a good time to think about how to prepare your HVAC system for warmer temperatures. Here are a few tips you can use to spring forward and get your HVAC system ready for the spring and summer:

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Finding the Best HVAC Contractor for Your HomeAny improper handling of your HVAC system can degrade your home's comfort, indoor air quality, shorten equipment life and increase your energy bills. For that reason, you should take the time to find a good HVAC contractor. Here are helpful tips for choosing the best possible contractor.

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