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

Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace ProblemsDuring the long Alberta winter, one skill that can't be undervalued is the ability to troubleshoot furnace problems. If you can quickly figure out the problem with a non-working or poor-performing furnace, you'll be that much closer to fixing it or calling in professional help.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Helpful Tips on Replacing Your DuctworkFaulty ductwork in a home can lead to a variety of problems, including significant energy waste, poor heating and cooling performance, and declining indoor air quality. These issues can be a result of both leaky ducts and dirty ducts.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

If you haven't gotten around to changing the settings on your programmable thermostat for cold weather energy savings, the sooner the better. A programmable thermostat can't save you money unless you have it set for the particular season.

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

How Can You Lower Your Water Bill with Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures?With so many ways to use water at home, it can be hard to keep your usage under control. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures are one way to do just that without even having to change your daily habits.

Target Big Water Users

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Phil Laprairie

Learn the Basics and Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance AgreementCalgary residents can experience some unpredictable weather with Chinook winds responsible for as much as 20 or 30 degree shifts over just a few hours. Even during the summer, evening temperatures can become uncomfortably chilly. These unpredictable changes in temperature make keeping your HVAC system running smoothly important all year.

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Phil Laprairie

Is Your Bathroom Properly Ventilated?Everyone loves long, hot showers, but unless your bathroom is properly ventilated to the outdoors, those showers could be damaging your home.

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your HVAC SystemIf you've been struggling to keep your furnace or air conditioner working through another season, you are probably also wondering whether it's worth it to fix the equipment again or if it's time to replace it. Consider the following factors when you're making the decision to repair or replace your HVAC system.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

What You Should Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality This SeasonCalgary's cold autumn and winter seasons don't leave many people with a desire to spend a lot of time outdoors. So when indoor life is the norm, indoor air quality can be a concern.

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Phil Laprairie

Possible Causes for When Your Air Filter Gets WetAs you perform the normal monthly maintenance on your HVAC system, you shouldn't be surprised by the accumulation of leaves you have to sweep from around the unit outdoors, nor the dust caught in the air filter.

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Air Filters
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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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