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

In order to guide your selection of new HVAC equipment, you’ll want to utilize efficiency ratings. By doing so, you can calculate the expected energy savings from any one particular piece of equipment and compare your findings to other systems. As a result, you can select the highest-performing system possible to meet your needs and your budget, too.

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Efficiency Ratings
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Phil Laprairie

In a joint effort of the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star was born in the 1990s. Its purpose? To reduce pollution and increase savings for consumers. And it has done its job well.

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Energy Star
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Phil Laprairie

In areas such as Calgary, Alberta, it is very important for homeowners to have dependable heating and air conditioning systems. If your system is not performing to your satisfaction, you might be considering an upgrade. Before you commit to an HVAC upgrade, though, you should become familiar with some key terms used for such projects.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

In order to drive safely, people must learn basic traffic laws and understand terms like, “right of way,” “interchange,” and, “on ramp/off ramp.” While these phrases are most likely commonplace to you now, there was probably a learning curve when you first began driving.

The same goes for the HVAC industry. Unless you eat, sleep and breathe HVAC, you might not know what MERV, AFUE and SEER mean; however, as a homeowner, it’s important that you get to know them.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

However, shopping for an air conditioning system is probably not on the top of your list of priorities. With snow still on the ground and cold temperatures, it’s hard to think about A/C. In spite of that, this time of year is often the best time to shop for a system.

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Air Conditioning
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