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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

In areas such as Calgary, Alberta, it is very important for homeowners to have dependable heating and air conditioning systems. If your system is not performing to your satisfaction, you might be considering an upgrade. Before you commit to an HVAC upgrade, though, you should become familiar with some key terms used for such projects.

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Phil Laprairie

If you are going out of town, there are important home comfort tips to keep in mind to make sure that you have a comfortable home to return to — without breaking the bank. The knee-jerk reaction may be for you to simply turn off your air conditioner, furnace or water heater before leaving for an extended period of time.

While this may seem like the most logical move, it may not necessarily be the right decision. Simply put, you need the right HVAC advice to make informed choices. Here are some tips:

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Phil Laprairie

If you are one of the 60 million Americans who suffers from allergies, you will be all too familiar with watery, itchy eyes; sneezing and a runny nose. The average American home harbors around 72 trillion airborne allergens. No matter how much or how often you clean, some of these floating allergens will survive.

One of the best ways to reduce your allergy symptoms is to improve your indoor air quality. Allergy-proofing your home can protect you and your family from many common allergens. Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Phil Laprairie

Homeowners often place importance on getting energy savings through air-sealing projects and upgrading to energy-efficient equipment. These steps are certainly effective, but did you know that you can work with landscaping to make a positive impact on energy savings, as well as beautify the outside of your home?

Regions like Calgary’s are classified as “cool.” That means that homes can take advantage of:

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Phil Laprairie

Tankless water heaters can provide comfortable, seamless water flow with significantly reduced energy consumption, making your water bills and water-heating bills much more manageable. In order to size a system for your home, however, you need to consider flow rate and temperature.

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Phil Laprairie

When you need installation or repair work done, it’s wise to get several HVAC quotes. However, once you have those quotes in hand, do you know how to select a contractor based on their information? Arpi’s is confident that you’ll find our service and expertise second to none, and we want you to know how to read those quotes so you get the best equipment for the right price.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Homeowners have a lot to consider when replacing cooling equipment. You want to make a wise choice because this purchase is a big investment – and your comfort depends on it. Even if your cooling equipment suddenly died on you, the Arpi’s strategy for replacement covers all the bases to get a system back up and running quickly.

Use these replacement questions:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Summertime brings a slower pace and a welcome vacation; however, that doesn’t mean you have to give energy savings a break. Here are Arpi’s tips for energy savings through the dog days of summer.

Tips that require effort, and add up to some savings:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Crawlspace problems often lead to energy loss and impact your home’s comfort levels if they aren’t properly insulated. However, before you can address insulation, you have to consider ventilation, as vented and unvented crawlspaces require different responses.

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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners probably think that an efficient attic is one that has sufficient insulation. However, insulation is only half the battle; air sealing is the other. There are many potential areas in an attic for air leaks to occur due to the connections between the walls and the ceiling, framing, soffits and chimney, just to name a few.

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