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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.

indoor air quality

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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

In a home that uses a gas furnace for heating, it's necessary to take some extra safety precautions before turning the furnace on for winter. One of the most important of these precautions is checking your carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working.

The Need for Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Air Cleaner or Air Purifier: What to Choose?With so many technologies, names, and acronyms used in regards to indoor air quality (IAQ), you may become confused or flustered when you're shopping for an air cleaner or air purifier. Even the terminology used for these air cleaning systems is shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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Phil Laprairie

Keep Your HVAC System in Shape with these New Year’s ResolutionsAs you're thinking about your New Year's resolutions, make sure you include some HVAC resolutions — in other words, concrete steps to save energy and money in your Calgary-area home throughout the year. Following are several effective tips and HVAC resolution ideas.

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

What is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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Phil Laprairie

Fall into Allergy Relief by Improving Indoor Air QualityAs surely as the seasons themselves will change, the transition to fall can make things temporarily miserable for those who suffer from allergies. One of the best ways to provide relief is to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) inside your home.

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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

Discover How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your Home ComfortHome comfort can be influenced by many factors, but one of the most obvious — and the easiest to fix — is the condition of the ductwork. Duct sealing ensures the best possible comfort level inside your home while also conserving energy and reducing your heating and cooling bills.

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Duct Sealing
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Phil Laprairie

Fan On or Auto? Learn Which Setting Is Best for Your ThermostatHave you ever wondered which thermostat fan setting is best: "on" or "auto"?

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

Top Factors Affecting Home ComfortWhen you consider the factors that affect home comfort, temperature will probably come to mind first. There are other key elements that influence the comfort level in a home, though, such as humidity and indoor air quality.

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