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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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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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How HVAC Components Work TogetherIt's a common misconception that a home's heating and cooling systems operate on separate tracks, using different HVAC components and equipment. Yet, in a great majority of residential forced-air heating and cooling systems, each "side" shares components.

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Water Heating Bill: How to Save MoneyHeating water makes up the largest chunk of your utility bill after heating and cooling. That means your water heater could be the reason behind your high monthly utility bills.

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The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water HeatersTankless water heaters offer many advantages over their traditional tank counterparts, ranging from greater environmental friendliness to claims of an endless supply of hot water. That sounds great, but what are the drawbacks?

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The weather in Calgary is enough to drive up your heating bills without inefficiencies in your house adding to the problem. With a few simple home improvements, you can reduce your home's heating load to stay cozier and cut your heating expenses.

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Condensation On My Air Conditioner Unit: Should I Be Worried?If you're like most homeowners, you seldom or never peer into the cabinet that houses the working parts of your air conditioner. But if you were to do so and you encountered excessive condensation, overflowing water or water damage, what should you do?

How Much Is Too Much Condensation?

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How it Pays to Invest in Preventive MaintenanceWhen you turn on your HVAC system, you expect it to work efficiently and safely to heat or cool your home. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case -- especially when preventive maintenance is pushed back or has slipped your mind.

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Air Balancing: Everything Your Should KnowThe comfort a forced-air HVAC system provides depends on efficient air balancing to a large degree. It’s a term that refers the air flows from the blower compartment through the ductwork and into each heated room. Imbalanced airflow can drive up energy costs if household members compensate by changing the thermostat’s settings.

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Reputable HVAC Contractor: How to Find OneAs a homeowner, the last thing you probably want to think about is hiring an HVAC contractor.

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Best Ways to Detect Air LeaksIs your home old and drafty? If so, you're probably wasting a lot of energy trying to heat or cool it to a comfortable level. Even if you have a newer home, the foundation may move around over time, shifting the walls a bit and allowing cracks to develop.

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