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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

Wondering if it’s that time? A furnace repair or replace decision can be quite difficult, as it requires a significant investment, often in both cases. There are signs, however, that you can use to help answer that question.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Steps To Control Dust In Your Home, And Get ResultsAre you noticing lately that your home is increasingly dusty?

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Phil Laprairie

A tankless water heater has many advantages over a conventional tank system, with efficiency topping the list. So, when you choose a tankless system for your Calgary home, you’ll want to keep several factors in mind.

Efficiency

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Tankless
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Phil Laprairie

Furnace Upgrade: A How-To When Money's TightWhen your old heating system clunks out, it can be difficult to find a furnace upgrade on a budget. Whether money’s tight — or money is no object — applying the same guiding principles to your purchase can result in money well spent that gets you big returns over the system’s lifetime.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

With Calgary’s frigid winter weather, energy efficiency measures are a priority. It’s essential for homeowners to seal up their homes, increase insulation and use an energy-efficient heating system. That same cold weather, however, can also mean that your plumbing system is more susceptible to freezing pipes. You can avoid the inconvenience and costly damage caused by frozen pipes by following these precautionary measures:

Effective insulation

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Insulation For Calgary Homes: Where To Use It And What Type To UseYour Calgary home requires enough insulation to keep the heat that your furnace produces inside — so that you and your family stay comfortable throughout the winter — and to offset high energy bills.

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Insulation
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Phil Laprairie

During a cold Calgary winter, homeowners need to balance the need for ventilation with high energy costs, and using a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help ensure both.

A heat recovery ventilator is essentially a home-air management system. It uses existing ductwork to distribute fresh incoming air, while exhausting old stale air. You can also install an HRV if your home doesn’t have existing ductwork by using newly installed direct ductwork.

Here’s how it works:

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Air Duct
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Phil Laprairie

Duct Efficiency Contributes To Overall Energy SavingsOne component that can significantly impact duct efficiency is insulation.

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Duct Efficiency
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If you’re looking for a way to alleviate the dry winter air in your Calgary home, a humidification system can help. There are two types to choose from: a whole-house humidification system and a portable unit — and each one has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Humidification
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Phil Laprairie
Evaluating Your Home's Air Leaks? Call In An HVAC Professional If You Find These ProblemsIncreasing your home’s energy efficiency by sealing its air leaks is an effective method to control heating costs, but leaks can sometimes lead to big problems. If you find air leak problems, you should call an HVAC professional.
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Air Leaks

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