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

Electricity Use and Your HVAC System: Change Some Practices and SaveYou have tried to be responsible with your electricity use and your HVAC system. You change the filters regularly, turn lights off when you leave rooms and follow the rules when it comes to temperature settings. However, what if some of the rules you learned are not correct?

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Tight Ductwork: No. 1 Tactic for Preventing Heat LossOne of the most overlooked ways to make your HVAC system more efficient is to have tight ductwork.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

A Variable Speed Air Handler Can Improve Your Savings and ComfortIf you're considering upgrading the HVAC equipment in your Calgary area home, opting for a model with a variable speed air handler can bring you increased comfort and savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

High Efficiency Furnace? Make Sure Your Home Is Up to the MarkWhen you make the choice to install high efficiency equipment in your home you will not only be saving money on your utility bill but you will also boost your home's overall value. It’s a win-win situation.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Heat Loss: Live Without It in Your Calgary HomeKeeping your home comfortable through a cold Alberta winter is no easy task for your furnace, and unnecessary heat loss makes its job even harder.

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Heat Loss
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Phil Laprairie

Air Cleaners: Are They Really Effective?As the name indicates, air cleaners or purifiers improve air quality by filtering pollutants, such as dust, pet dander and mold spores. Homeowners have many choices, depending on budget and what type of pollutants they want removed from their homes. 

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Phil Laprairie

Low-Flow Fixtures: Will They Help You Save?Low-flow fixtures are essentially water-saving technology incorporated into faucets, showers and toilets for residential use, and toilets, urinals and service sinks for commercial use.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Winter Vacation Plans? Don't Leave Home Without Battening Down the HatchesA winter getaway is something to look forward to, especially in the thick of a Calgary winter. Attention to details can make or break a trip, so make sure your winter vacation plans include securing your home to protect it while you're gone.

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Home Safety
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Phil Laprairie

The Ductwork in Your Home: If It Leaks, You've Got a Couple of ProblemsIt's so easy to ignore the ductwork in your home since it's out of sight, but if you develop ductwork leaks, the problems it manifests can be serious. Leaks form at any time in ducts, although older homes tend to have more problems than newer ones. Adhesive can dry out, caulk can shrink naturally.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

Is Your Home in Need of a Thorough Duct Cleaning? The 2 Giveaway SignsWith all the discussion about indoor air quality, you may wonder whether or not you should consider having your air ducts cleaned. Below are two instances in which you should definitely invest in a good duct cleaning.

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Duct Cleaning

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