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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 Manage a Clogged Drain Before the Plumber ArrivesWhen you have a clogged drain in your bathroom or kitchen, your first and most urgent priority is getting the drain cleared before there's a mess or water overflow.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Winterization Tips to Improve Home Comfort this SeasonPreparing for cold temperatures through home winterization will improve your comfort and cut your heating costs. Preparing your home before the frigid temperatures hit will also prevent more serious structural or plumbing problems that could be inconvenient and costly.

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Furnace ProblemsDuring the long Alberta winter, one skill that can't be undervalued is the ability to troubleshoot furnace problems. If you can quickly figure out the problem with a non-working or poor-performing furnace, you'll be that much closer to fixing it or calling in professional help.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Helpful Tips on Replacing Your DuctworkFaulty ductwork in a home can lead to a variety of problems, including significant energy waste, poor heating and cooling performance, and declining indoor air quality. These issues can be a result of both leaky ducts and dirty ducts.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

If you haven't gotten around to changing the settings on your programmable thermostat for cold weather energy savings, the sooner the better. A programmable thermostat can't save you money unless you have it set for the particular season.

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

Want to Save Money During Cooler Weather? Follow these TipsThe cold weather is coming back to Alberta, and you'll be surprised to hear about the ways you can save money by stressing energy efficiency at home. Try some of the following and you could see significant energy and money savings this winter.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Don’t Forget to Test Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide DetectorsInstalling carbon monoxide detectors in your home is not enough. You also need to test each carbon monoxide detector regularly, or else you're running the risk of the detector not working. And what good is that?

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Smart Shopping Tips for a New Home FurnaceIt's easy to feel confused by the selection of a new furnace for your home since they're complicated appliances. Considering what's at stake for your long-term comfort and budget, it's worth exploring the basic principles behind selecting the best heating system for your home.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Heat Loss? Here’s What You Can Do to Fix itWhen the weather gets cold, heat loss from your home can result in substantial amounts of wasted energy and money. Not only do you lose air you've already paid to heat, you have to pay again to heat more air to make up for the loss. This puts unnecessary stress on your heating system, causing the equipment to malfunction more frequently and wear out early.

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Heat Loss
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Phil Laprairie

How Can You Lower Your Water Bill with Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures?With so many ways to use water at home, it can be hard to keep your usage under control. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures are one way to do just that without even having to change your daily habits.

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