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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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Phil Laprairie

How to Know if You Need a New Water HeaterWill you know you need a new water heater before your existing water heater completely fails? Water heaters tend to be the most frequently replaced large appliance in a household, lasting on average about 10 years.

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Water Heaters
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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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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

Think You Might Have a Gas Leak? Here’s What You Should DoAny home with combustion-powered appliances is at risk for a gas leak. Fortunately, there are many signs that gas is leaking, so learn to spot them and know when to take action. Following are some tips for detecting and dealing with gas leaks.

Why Gas Leaks Are Dangerous

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Home Safety
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Phil Laprairie

Finding the Best HVAC Contractor for Your HomeAny improper handling of your HVAC system can degrade your home's comfort, indoor air quality, shorten equipment life and increase your energy bills. For that reason, you should take the time to find a good HVAC contractor. Here are helpful tips for choosing the best possible contractor.

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Technicians
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Phil Laprairie

Important Principles of HVAC Ductwork DesignThe design of your ductwork contributes to your home's comfort, air quality and utility bills. A poorly-designed duct system makes it difficult for your heating and cooling system to operate efficiently and wastes energy through pressure imbalances, air leaks and thermal losses.

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Duct Design
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Phil Laprairie

These are the Warning Signs of Poorly-Vented Drain LinesPoorly-vented drain lines in your home can mimic other plumbing problems and even lead to futile attempts to clear blockages that aren’t there. Your plumbing drain system requires air to operate properly. As drain water flows through the pipes, pressure imbalances occur.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Considerations to Make for Furnace InstallationSo you've decided to upgrade your home's furnace. What now?

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace a ToiletYour toilet, just like all other home appliances, doesn't have an unlimited lifespan. Besides compelling cosmetic reasons, there are a number of instances where replacing your toilet will be your best option. We've gathered some common signs that indicate it may be time to get a new toilet.

Leaks

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Tips for Reducing the Load on Your FurnaceTaking steps to cut down on how often your furnace has to run to maintain winter comfort not only lessens your energy bills, it also prolongs the lifetime of this appliance.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Here’s Why You Should Invest in Preventive HVAC MaintenanceVirtually every homeowner has been told to have regular preventive maintenance performed on their HVAC systems. While having professional maintenance done is an investment of both time and money, it is a very important and worthwhile one.

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HVAC

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