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

Tips for Reducing Humidity in Your Calgary HomeDespite Calgary's relatively dry climate, your indoor humidity can still rise to an unhealthy level due to a variety of factors. Reducing humidity in your home improves your indoor air quality and comfort level while also protecting your home from damage. There are a number of ways to get relief from high humidity. 

Control Moisture and Improve Your Airflow

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How Does Air Balancing Play Into the Performance of Your HVAC System?When air balancing is correct, your HVAC ductwork distributes the appropriate volume of cooled or heated air to each room according to its size and returns an equal amount back to the A/C or furnace.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

Keep Harmful VOCs Out of Your Home With These TipsVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the gases created by products made from chemicals. Depending on your sensitivity, they can harm your health. As some man-made products age, they emit gases that cause reactions ranging from mild to serious.

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Phil Laprairie

Home Ventilation: An Energy-Efficient Way to Cool Down Your Home This SummerStaying cool and comfortable in Calgary's hot continental summers doesn't have to be expensive. With the right home ventilation, you can stay cool while also improving your indoor air quality.

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

Improve Indoor Air Quality by Removing Household DustIt sometimes seems as if controlling dust in the home is a losing proposition. The minute you clean it up, it's back again. And it's not only unsightly, but it's also harmful to our lungs and respiratory tracts, exacerbating allergies, asthma and other issues.

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Phil Laprairie

Why Should You Keep Your Home's Air Ducts Clean?A home’s air ducts are important for the health and safety of a home, but they're often overlooked since they lie hidden beneath flooring or behind walls. However, dirty ductwork can cause problems for residents, as well as the heating and cooling system.

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

3 Telling Signs Your Home's Ductwork Needs a CleaningOver time, household dust, pollen and other debris can accumulate in your Calgary home's ductwork, potentially lowering the efficiency of your HVAC system and reducing your indoor air quality. Ductwork cleaning may be beneficial to your household, especially if you have family members that suffer from asthma, allergies or respiratory problems.

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Duct Cleaning
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Phil Laprairie

Increase Indoor Air Quality with These Essential TipsIf you're like most people, your home is a special place where you can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. However, you may not be aware that there could be unseen dangers lurking around your home, including deadly gases, toxic substances and harmful bacteria.

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Phil Laprairie

Can UV Lights Really Help Eliminate Furnace Smells? Ultraviolet (UV) lights placed inside your furnace and ductwork can stop odors caused by your forced-air heating system. Mold isn't a pleasant thing to smell, and what it can do to your home if grown unchecked can be expensive to repair. This is because mold can damage many different surfaces.

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UV Lights
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Phil Laprairie

Important Warning Signs Your Gas Furnace Needs RepairSafe, reliable service is what you expect from your gas furnace, but this isn't always what you get when you turn your thermostat up on a cold morning. Here are some important warning signs your gas furnace needs a repair. If you call for expert help as soon as you notice a problem, you can save some money and reduce the amount of time you're without heat.

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