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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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Options for Furnace Vent ReplacementsWhen you're planning a furnace replacement, your choice of venting options is a key consideration to limit your family's risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

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Prevent Mineral Buildup in Your HumidifierThe moisturizing mist from a humidifier helps reduce static electricity in your home and relieve dry sinus passages and other side effects of dry air. Unfortunately, the device can also be a health hazard if not properly cared for.

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What You Need to Know About Washable Air FiltersWhile many people know how important an air filter is in maintaining the efficiency of an HVAC system, very few pay attention to the type of filter they buy for their system.

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Benefits of Modulating FurnacesIf you're considering replacing your aging furnace, it's worthwhile learning about the latest comfort and efficiency-boosting developments in home heating technology, and modulating furnaces are a perfect example.

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The Best Time to Replace a FurnaceWith spring well in progress in Alberta, you likely aren't putting much thought into replacing the furnace that just completed another hard season keeping your home warm.

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Here's Reasons Why You Shouldn't Block Cold Air ReturnsYou're probably committing one of the cardinal sins of HVAC efficiency without realizing it. While it can be tempting to block the cold air returns for rooms you’re not using to save energy or place furniture against them to arrange a room, blocking these registers is one of the most common ways to undermine your cooling and heating system.

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Considering a Home Addition?A home addition is a wonderful option if you need extra space and you don't want to move. Whether you're considering adding a new family room, expanding the kitchen, building more bedrooms or you need an extra bathroom, you have lots of decisions and choices to make.

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Common Water Pressure ProblemsAre you living with water pressure problems in your Calgary home? If so, you should know that you don't have to just make do because most water pressure issues can be solved. And, you might even be able to correct the problem yourself. Here are some common underlying causes of low pressure in home water supplies and helpful advice on what you can do to get your problem resolved.

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Discolored Water in Your HomeIt can be worrisome when you experience a problem with discoloured hot water in your home. This can occur for several reasons, and some aren't a major concern such as:

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Most Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix ThemWhen you have a serious plumbing problem in your Alberta home, you need to call a plumber for help. However, there are some common plumbing problems that may not need the help of a pro. Here are some of these common problems, and the fix for them.

1. Dripping Faucet

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