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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Fall and winter vacations are a bit tricky when it comes to thermostat settings. You don't want to waste energy if the house is vacant, but then again you don't want to come back to burst pipes and frozen plants. So what are the best thermostat settings for your furnace or other type of heating system while you're away?

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Why Your Thermostat Isn't Keeping Its ScheduleProgrammable thermostats are well known for their money-saving features that improve heating and cooling efficiency while also reducing monthly costs for indoor comfort.

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Phil Laprairie

How Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Work?If you're ready to upgrade your home's thermostat, you'll be tempted to purchase a Wi-Fi thermostat. Also called "smart" thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats take the regulation of household temperature to a new level.

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Phil Laprairie

Fan On or Auto? Learn Which Setting Is Best for Your ThermostatHave you ever wondered which thermostat fan setting is best: "on" or "auto"?

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Phil Laprairie

How to Use That Programmable Thermostat to Your AdvantageA programmable thermostat is a valuable tool that can cut your energy bills and improve your comfort levels at the same time. Just like any tool, the more you know about operating it, the better the results will be. 

Types of Programmable Thermostats

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Water Heater Problems That May Be Plaguing Your Calgary HomeIf you've been having problems with hot water in your home, it helps to have a working knowledge of common water heater problems. Following are some of the most common issues experienced with storage tank water heaters. First, though, a quick primer on how a traditional tank water heater operates.

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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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Phil Laprairie

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Home's Hot Water Heater Hot water is something we tend to take for granted until we don't have any, or we don't have enough. Once there's a problem, we realize just how important hot water really is. If you're experiencing an issue with your hot water supply, you may have a problem with your hot water heater.

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Get More Out of Your Programmable Thermostat This WinterThere's no denying that a cold Calgary winter is just around the corner. We don't know how brutal it may be this year, but preparing your home now can help keep your family comfortable this winter. Does your home have a programmable thermostat? This simple device offers an easy way to keep your home warm and save money on your heating bills.

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Phil Laprairie

We live in an environmentally conscious world where people are just beginning to become aware of the hidden dangers that may be lurking in our environment and our homes. These things can present dangers for both those who live in the home and the world around us.

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