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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

For homeowners who live in an area with hard water, the virtues of using a water softener are unparalleled. Not only is hard water a nuisance, spotting dishes and cookware, but it can eventually lead to serious damage for home equipment that uses water, such as a water heater. If you don’t yet have a water softener, or you’re in need of an upgrade, consider how such a system could help you avoid a multitude of problems.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Here Are A Few Ways That Preventive Maintenance HelpsYou’ve probably heard how important it is to get preventive maintenance for your furnace, but do you know why it’s of value? Once you understand how preventive maintenance helps, you’ll likely be more motivated to have it done regularly.

Increased Efficiency

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Phil Laprairie

The amount of money that water heating consumes in your energy budget can total nearly a quarter of those costs for the average homeowner. With such a significant amount of your energy dollars going toward heating water, it can pay to make adjustments to increase the energy efficiency of your water heater.

Insulation

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

This Is How Lifetime Costs Impact Your Energy SavingsWhen comparison shopping for a furnace system, homeowners often make initial price the deciding factor. This is a short-sighted view of what a homeowner will pay for the system over its lifetime. In fact, the sticker price of a furnace is only a small percentage of the total costs related to owning and operating a furnace.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Over the years, as your HVAC system delivers conditioned air into your home, it’s inevitable that dust and other debris build up in the ductwork, the pipes that are the conduit for air transfer. It’s important to have duct cleaning done, because the ducts that send air to your home should be as clean as the systems that generate it.

Experts generally agree that duct cleaning can be beneficial if you have:

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

Most Homeowners Probably Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why You Should Do It?There are two steps you can take that make a big impact on the efficiency and lifespan of your furnace system: preventive maintenance and regularly changing air filters.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that we can’t detect through our senses, as it doesn’t have a smell, taste or color, and it works fast. High concentrations of CO can build up quickly, cause significant damage to one’s health, and even result in death. If your home has any appliances or equipment that combust, you’ll want to install at least one carbon monoxide detector this year to stay in the safe zone.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Follow These Tips For Winterizing Your Cooling SystemPreventive maintenance for your air conditioner is important to do before the summer season heats up, but taking steps to maintain the outdoor unit once summer’s over is just as critical.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

With This Buyer's Guide, You Can Select A Furnace That Performs To The Special Heating Demands Of Your Home Calgary, AlbertaOver the years, furnace technology has allowed manufacturers to design ultra-efficient furnaces, such as conventional forced-air furnaces or multi-stage systems. As a homeowner, you’ve probably also made adjustments to your home to create a more efficient, tightly sealed envelope.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

The most efficient boiler a homeowner can buy is a condensing or non-condensing boiler, and you’ll want to know the features that create peak efficiency to make a wise choice.

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Air Conditioning

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