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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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Damien McCusker

The heat exchanger plays a critically-important role in the safe operation of your furnace. Essentially, this metal component keeps the combustion fumes produced by the furnace's fuel burner contained so they're safely directed up the system's exhaust flue. If the device fails for any reason, those fumes containing toxic gases including carbon monoxide can escape into the warm air being distributed through your home. Here are some common heat exchanger-related issues that can occur.

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If some spaces in your home always seem too chilly in the winter, it's smart to look for ways to heat cold rooms before the season settles in. You can start by troubleshooting some basic heating system issues that adversely affect comfort:

·       Check the room's heating registers. Make sure that each one is fully open and that the grilles aren't obstructed by long drapes, furniture or other items.

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As long as there are pollutants in the air outside, some of them will end up in the air inside your home. Dust, pollen, mold, and other particulates travel unseen through your doors and windows, reducing your indoor air quality. The following list describes some of the more common ways these air pollutants can get inside and what you can do to reduce their presence.

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If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, you no doubt understand how frustrating it can be when it doesn’t work like it should. Regular furnace maintenance is the key to keeping your home heating system functional. There are also other significant benefits to preventive HVAC system maintenance. Here are some advantages of regular furnace maintenance:

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Is your boiler not performing as well as it has in the past? Perhaps boiler replacement is in your near future. Here are seven indicators it may be time to consider a boiler replacement:

1. Your Boiler is Ready to Kick the Bucket

Boilers obviously don't last forever. If your unit is more than 15 years old, then it probably isn't working as well as it used to and may be time to purchase a new one.

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The arrival of fall means that Thanksgiving and the holiday party season are right around the corner. Whether you'll be hosting an annual family get-together or multiple parties this season, it's vital to make sure that your home's plumbing system is in top condition. Here are some plumbing considerations to tackle while your festivities are still in the planning stage:

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If you rely on a boiler for heating your Calgary home, keeping it well maintained can give you peace of mind that your family will enjoy a cozy, comfortable home throughout the coming winter months. Scheduling professional boiler maintenance in the fall offers a number of additional benefits, including:

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In today's competitive real estate market, most offers to purchase include an inspection clause so buyers can check the condition of the home's structure and various systems. Increasing numbers of buyers are also having in-depth inspections performed on key systems like the HVAC. This makes it essential to take the following steps with your HVAC system if selling a home is in your plans:

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In Calgary's cold, snowy winters, a reliable boiler plays a critical role in your comfort. By learning the signs of a struggling boiler, you'll know when to contact a technician for boiler repair before the system breaks down. Here are some red flags to note:

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Home additions are certainly an incredible prospect for any homeowner. You get to choose your own layout, design all the details, and really make the new area your own, often in ways that were never fully realized when you first purchased your home. Upgrading your HVAC system to provide ample heating and cooling is one prospect that you definitely don't want to skimp on, so we've compiled a bit of advice to get you ahead of the game.

System Extension

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