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

Noisy A/C? Could be Something Minor -- or NotA noisy A/C can ruin the peace and quiet in your Calgary home. But, the sound is often scarier than the underlying problem causing it. You can troubleshoot some noises on your own—take a look and see what some of the common noisy A/C problems are:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Problem With Your Programmable Thermostat? Read OnEven with Calgary's mild summers, staying cool during the hottest weather can be tricky . A programmable or "smart" thermostat takes the guesswork out of cooling your home, letting you specify times and temperatures precisely.

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Programmable
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Phil Laprairie

What's the Difference Between Single Stage, Two-Stage and Variable Speed Furnaces?If you've decided it's time to replace your older furnace, it's important to investigate the latest heating technology so you can maximize your home comfort and save money.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Avoid a Boiler Blowout When It's Least ConvenientThe last thing any homeowner needs is for his or her boiler to stop working during the dead of winter. Ensure your heat stays on and your boiler running with these troubleshooting tips.

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Boilers
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Phil Laprairie

A Variable Speed Air Handler Can Improve Your Savings and ComfortIf you're considering upgrading the HVAC equipment in your Calgary area home, opting for a model with a variable speed air handler can bring you increased comfort and savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Winter Vacation Plans? Don't Leave Home Without Battening Down the HatchesA winter getaway is something to look forward to, especially in the thick of a Calgary winter. Attention to details can make or break a trip, so make sure your winter vacation plans include securing your home to protect it while you're gone.

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Home Safety
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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

Smart Thermostats: How Homeowners Benefit From New TechnologySmart thermostats give homeowners an edge when controlling home temperatures to maximize energy savings. New technologies now allow homeowners to access programmable thermostats remotely with a web-based program that offers more convenience and options.

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Programmable
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners know the value of using a programmable thermostat. But if you’re buying one for the first time, or upgrading your device, you might be surprised at the variety that’s available. With this easy guide, you can buy a programmable thermostat that suits your lifestyle, and ensure maximum energy savings.

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Programmable
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Phil Laprairie

Giving your heating and cooling equipment regular preventive maintenance is important, but how do you know that your systems are getting the right kind of attention ? How can you tell if a contractor does a thorough inspection? Arpi’s offers this checklist so that you can make sure that all of the critical components of your systems are examined.

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Air Conditioning

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