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

Taking control over your home’s indoor air quality is easy with these tips to allergy-proof your home. That way, no matter the season, and regardless of what outdoor pollutants are present, you can seek refuge inside your home—and breathe a little easier there.

Common allergens that can wreak havoc with your indoor air include the following:

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Phil Laprairie

Hot Water Heater Maintenance: Special Tips To Keep Your System In Peak ConditionThere are three specific factors that make hot water heater maintenance a must for every homeowner. You see, hot water heaters are prone to fail if they’re not well maintained. Factors such as the buildup of sediment, a corroded tank or too much pressure within the system can cause the equipment to break down.

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

How To Upgrade HVAC Equipment--And Put That Extra Cash To Good UseHomeowners must have a unique set of skills—namely discipline and foresight—when saving in order to upgrade HVAC equipment. You’ll need another set of skills to select that equipment and put your hard-earned savings to good use.

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Phil Laprairie

Duct Cleaning Can Help--In These 5 ScenariosForced-air heating and cooling equipment are particularly prone to dirt buildup, because the force of the air circulating throughout your home will pick up dust and pollutants and spread them through your equipment—and that includes the ductwork.

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Duct Cleaning
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Phil Laprairie

By improving home energy efficiency, you can effectively impact energy bills and control savings throughout the year. Any time your home loses energy, either through air leaks or a HVAC equipment that operates inefficiently, your energy costs will rise.

So, consider taking on a few of the energy-efficiency improvement projects below to lower your energy bills—year-round:

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Warmer weather often signals the arrival of allergies thanks to rising levels of mould, pollen and other pollutants that dry winter weather holds dormant. To help keep allergy symptoms at bay in your home, you can choose from a select number of indoor air quality equipment options, and create a refuge from common outdoor triggers.

You see, the indoor air quality inside your home can become degraded by outdoor pollutants because homeowners are likely to keep windows and doors open to circulate fresh air, and pollutants are also tracked into our homes on our clothing and shoes.

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Phil Laprairie

Optimize Energy Savings In Your Home From Top To Bottom, Inside And OutAdopting a whole-house perspective of your home will give you a targeted view of out-of-control energy consumption, and allow you to grab hold of your home’s potential for energy savings.

Seeing your house as a whole, and analyzing how it all works together, allows you to maximize the performance of your home-comfort systems.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Choose Carbon Monoxide Detectors That Work For Your HomeIf your home houses any gas-powered equipment, your safety is at risk if you don’t have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Duct Sealing Optimizes Energy Efficiency: Follow These 3 StepsDuct sealing, one of the more cost-effective energy improvements homeowners can make, helps to control energy losses, which in turn increases your energy savings throughout every month of the year.

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Duct Sealing
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Phil Laprairie

The design of your home’s ductwork counts for a great deal in terms of comfort and energy savings. In fact, its efficiency will essentially dictate how comfortable you are in your home, and how much energy you can save over the years. Without proper ductwork design, no matter how efficiently your heating and cooling equipment operates, you’ll be less than satisfied with the results.

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Duct Design

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