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.

insulation

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Phil Laprairie

One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills is to start taking notice of how much hot water you and your family use. Because water heating comes in second only to the costs to heat and cool your home, you’ll notice a sizable gain in energy savings when you look for ways to cut hot water usage.

Here are five easy tips to start getting better results from your water heater:

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

If you notice water leaks stemming from your attic, the source could be due to attic ventilation, attic moisture or ice dams. Ice dams in particular can cause significant damage, and with varying winter temperatures, ice dams become more and more likely to occur. Luckily, they also are easily avoidable. As a homeowner, you should know what signs to look for to gauge your home’s susceptibility to ice dams, and what you can do avoid them.

What are ice dams?

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Insulation
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Phil Laprairie

With Calgary’s frigid winter weather, energy efficiency measures are a priority. It’s essential for homeowners to seal up their homes, increase insulation and use an energy-efficient heating system. That same cold weather, however, can also mean that your plumbing system is more susceptible to freezing pipes. You can avoid the inconvenience and costly damage caused by frozen pipes by following these precautionary measures:

Effective insulation

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Insulation For Calgary Homes: Where To Use It And What Type To UseYour Calgary home requires enough insulation to keep the heat that your furnace produces inside — so that you and your family stay comfortable throughout the winter — and to offset high energy bills.

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Insulation
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Phil Laprairie

Additional Insulation In Your Attic Will Better Prepare Your Home For WinterIf you suspect that your home is losing energy, one of the best things to address first is your home’s attic insulation. Upgrade insulation here and you’ll see significant energy savings.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Energy efficiency in your home is key when considering lowering your energy usage cost. The more aware you are of your home’s energy efficiency, the more money you will save.

How’s your home’s insulation? Keep the air you are conditioning inside by monitoring your home’s insulation and checking for air leaks (drafts). Your HVAC system will work most efficiently when heating and cooling just your home, and not all of Calgary. Here are some tips:

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Homeowners often place importance on getting energy savings through air-sealing projects and upgrading to energy-efficient equipment. These steps are certainly effective, but did you know that you can work with landscaping to make a positive impact on energy savings, as well as beautify the outside of your home?

Regions like Calgary’s are classified as “cool.” That means that homes can take advantage of:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Many people have no idea what a heat recovery ventilator is, and why should they? It’s an important but often-overlooked component of a household ventilation system – which is an important but often-overlooked companion to a home’s HVAC system. Let’s start at the beginning:

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

In order to maximize energy savings in your home, we recommend using these five energy saving tips. The investment in time and materials that go toward improved energy efficiency will help pay for itself in lower energy bills for years to come.

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Air Conditioning

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