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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

Are you in need of some effective energy-saving tips? To stay comfortable through a Southern Alberta winter, with its harsh winds and frigid temperatures, homeowners have to use their heating systems a lot. And while higher energy bills are a reality for homeowners in our region, you can control heating costs, at least to some degree, by incorporating the energy-saving measures below throughout your home.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Programmable Thermostats CalgaryDealing with heating bills can be frustrating. There’s nothing homeowners can do to change fuel prices, but with programmable thermostats, they can change home heating requirements and impact energy savings.

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Phil Laprairie

Whole-house humidification systems are a valuable commodity for Calgary homes. In Calgary and Southern Alberta, the average daily temperatures for more than half of the year dip below zero, and those cold temperatures mean severely dry air. It’s important to add moisture to the air in order to avoid health issues, as well as to save energy.

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Energy Evaluations
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Phil Laprairie

Variable-Speed Furnace Blowers Can Boost Savings SignificantlyVariable-speed furnace blowers offer a host of benefits, and they are a valuable feature to consider when upgrading to a new furnace system, especially for homeowners who live in colder regions much like Calgary’s.

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Most of the time, your home will sail through the seasons without as much as a hiccup. It’s helpful to know, however, when a situation requires an HVAC contractor and who to call. If you see evidence of any of the problems below, you should call an expert as soon as possible:

Attic problems

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Phil Laprairie

Home Heating Systems Converge To Enhance EfficiencyKnowing how your home heating systems converge to enhance efficiency can go a long way towards improving the overall efficiency of your home and reducing your energy bills in the process, which is of primary importance for the majority of Calgary homeowners. Most heating systems have three primary components: the thermostat, the furnace, and the ductwork.

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Heating
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Phil Laprairie

The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of your furnace system is determined by the combined efficiency of its parts. These parts include the blower, the heating element and the motor. As the efficiency of each component increases, your potential for savings increases, too. Upgrading the furnace motor efficiency, in particular, can translate to higher energy savings, as well as better indoor air quality.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Preventive Maintenance Programs Up Your Savings, Check Out Arpi's Industries' PlansAt Arpi’s Industries, we know how valuable your home heating system is to your comfort, which is why we offer the best preventive maintenance program available in the Calgary area.

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Phil Laprairie

While technology is bound to fail regardless of precautionary measures, it’s still important to keep your furnace system in the best shape possible with regular preventive maintenance to endure Calgary’s harsh winter conditions.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Ventilation in the attic is a significant contributor to a healthy, energy-efficient home. Upgrading your home’s attic ventilation can lead to several benefits that will enhance your quality of life.

Without ventilation, heat and moisture can build up in the attic space, and eventually lead to roof damage and increased energy costs. Why?

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