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.

HVAC Add-Ons to Consider

Damien McCusker

Does your HVAC system do its job to heat and cool your home comfortably and efficiently? How is your indoor air quality (IAQ) and the humidity levels? Maintaining optimal home comfort, efficiency and IAQ is a tall order for any HVAC system, which actually can't be accomplished with a furnace and A/C alone. Read on to learn which HVAC add-on systems are ideal for your Calgary home.

Air Cleaners

One of the most important devices in your HVAC system is the air filter. A good filter works wonders to protect HVAC parts from dirt and debris buildup that increases energy consumption and may even cause early failure.

However, most air filters aren't designed to make a significant impact on your home's indoor air quality. Whole-home air cleaners utilize multiple devices, such as HEPA filters, UV lights, and carbon filters, to remove harmful airborne contaminants, germs, and odours from your home.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Indoor humidity levels contribute significantly to discomforts, HVAC efficiency, poor indoor air quality, and moisture problems. For example, indoor air in the winter can feel too dry and cool, which can contribute to skin and respiratory ailments and higher energy bills. During high humidity days of summer, indoor air feels too sticky and difficult to cool.

Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers alleviate indoor humidity problems by removing and adding moisture, respectively, to your entire home.

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless mini split heat pumps provide heating and cooling to specific rooms of your home. They are excellent HVAC add-on units to use for room additions, retrofitted basements and attics, guest rooms, and more.

Moreover, since ductless mini splits don't require duct modifications to work, installation typically takes one day.

  • The compact ductless unit is mounted outside your home opposite the room to be conditioned.
  • A small air handler is mounted inside the room, delivering quiet comfort.
  • A thin conduit is installed through a small hole in the wall to connect the units.

Which HVAC add-on system do you think will maximize comfort, IAQ, and energy efficiency in your Calgary home? Contact us at Arpi's Industries today for a consultation.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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