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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

Noises coming from your furnace can be unsettling. Left untended, a noise can sometimes cost you money, compromise your furnace and prove highly dangerous. So how do you know when the sounds you’re hearing mean trouble?

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

So, you’ve decided that you are going to retrofit your home with a tankless water heater. It is an energy-efficient way to provide instant hot water for the needs around your home. Unlike a tank-style water heater, it doesn’t use energy to keep a reserve of water warm when you’re not using it. Good for you.

But maybe you have heard that installing new tankless water heaters can be a disruption in your home. Water needs to be re-routed and gas lines may need to be installed. We will work with you to minimize any disruption.

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Phil Laprairie

Anything that burns fossil fuels — from cars, gas heaters and stoves, water heaters to propane heaters and lamps — can produce carbon monoxide when the fuel isn’t burned efficiently.

Because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible, carbon monoxide (CO) is even more dangerous because victims have little warning of its presence. Given the insidious nature of the gas, CO detectors are equally as important as smoke detectors.

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Phil Laprairie

Programmable thermostats are one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep your home’s heat and humidity comfortably in balance. It’s also an extremely cost-effective means of keeping your home’s energy efficiency maximized and energy bills minimized.

Some of the major advantages of programmable thermostats are:

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Phil Laprairie

When purchasing a home heating system, you compare the specs and requirements for all of the various models ahead of time. This helps you buy the right system in the first place. But, maintaining a system at peak efficiency once it’s become part of your home and daily living pattern requires a more unique approach.

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Phil Laprairie

We’re all interested in finding ways to save money on energy costs, and homeowners know one of the best ways to cut down on energy use is by insulating and modernizing our homes. Windows, doors, walls, and attics are obvious choices when it comes to upgrading or insulation jobs, but don’t forget how much heated or cooled air is lost in your duct system, too. One university study found that 15 percent of the energy loss in a home can be blamed on the the ductwork.

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Phil Laprairie

Is your heat evenly distributed throughout your household, or do you have one room which is always too hot or too cold? This is a common problem in many homes. We often use extra heaters or extra fans to increase our comfort, but this can become expensive, and there is an easier solution.

Because varying temperatures in the household are typically the result of unevenly distributed airflow throughout your ventilation systems, an air balance test can find and solve these problems.

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Ventilation
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Phil Laprairie

Molds and bacteria inside your home are stubborn invaders. They cause unpleasant stains and odors, and are known to contribute to respiratory problems. These biological contaminants also reduce your indoor air quality, making the air within your home dangerous to breathe.

The stains and odors will often disappear with a bleach agent, but getting your indoor air free of these air-born organisms takes more than bleach.

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Filtration
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Phil Laprairie

Do you know that the average home may have up to five times more pollution than the outside air? In addition to this, indoor air pollution is considered one of the top five environmental health risks.

As a result of these environmental pollutants, the air we breathe inside our homes puts us at risk for a variety of health problems. Asthma, allergies, headaches, and fatigue are just a few of the ailments that may be caused or worsened by indoor air pollutants.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

While most of us use air cleaning devices that remove particles and microorganisms, the effectiveness of these devices may be limited to a certain extent by what they can do when it comes to air treatment. This is especially the case in a home where there is someone suffering from asthma or allergies or if the house has mold problems.

Having UV light treatment equipment installed will go a long way to resolving this problem. UV lights are known to prevent the buildup of pollutants, prevent mold growth and UV lights require low maintenance.

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