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

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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Phil Laprairie

What to Expect During Your Fall Furnace Maintenance CallIt’s getting colder in Calgary, and if you haven’t already turned on your furnace, it won’t be long before it’ll be keeping you warm 24/7. Either way, now is the time to schedule your annual furnace maintenance call, which will benefit you in several key ways:

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Are You Due for a Furnace Inspection?Your furnace keeps your home warm and toasty throughout those chilly winter months. Like most things, it needs to be well cared for to function optimally. When your furnace isn’t well maintained, not only could it go caput in the middle of a storm, but it will be less efficient and your indoor air quality can suffer.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Four Attributes to Look for in the Ventilation System for Your Calgary HomeWith a greater focus on the environment and homeowners looking to save money, there has been a major push toward building houses tighter and more efficiently. However, this solution has created a new problem: the requirement to circulate fresh air into homes that are tightly sealed.

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Phil Laprairie

When Shopping for an Air Cleaner, Look for Labeling With This InformationAir cleaners are essential for some households with indoor air quality problems. There are a number on the market, and shopping for the right one for your home can be confusing.

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Phil Laprairie

Maintaining Your UV Lights for Optimum OperationUV light systems have become very popular within HVAC systems. There are many reasons for this.

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UV Lights
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Phil Laprairie

arpis 10.24.13Everyone wants to have clean air in their homes but without proper testing it’s hard to know what pollutants might be circulating through your house. Three of the most common indoor air pollutants are carbon monoxide, radon and mildew and mold.

Fortunately there are ways to test for each pollutant listed above.

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Phil Laprairie

10.02.13Natural convection will circulate air slowly, but isn’t enough alone if you want good, consistent air circulation to all parts of your house. A mechanical ventilation system is a combination of fans and ducts that provide good airflow year round.

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Phil Laprairie

Fans to the Rescue: A Low-cost Way to Boost A/C's Cooling PowersWhen the temperature rises during summer months in Calgary, homeowners are often tempted to turn down the thermostat.

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