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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

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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Air Ducts
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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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Phil Laprairie

Living or working in a home that does not have a properly functioning HVAC system can be an uncomfortable experience. Preventative maintenance for your HVAC system can ensure that there is proper ventilation in the building 365 days per year and that all problems are found before the system is in full gear for the extreme heat or the extreme cold. This typically saves homeowners thousands of dollars in repair costs.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Indoor air pollution is becoming a growing concern for households and businesses across the globe. People who live or work in homes or buildings with poor air quality may experience bothersome respiratory symptoms and even develop illnesses due to poor indoor air quality. Fortunately, something can be done about indoor air pollution.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Air filters are an item in our home that are often forgotten. They may not seem important, but they do perform an essential function. Air filters keep dust in the home to a minimum and also prevent dust from collecting on the coils of the heating system, which can reduce the efficiency of the unit. Changing air filters frequently will keep the air in the home cleaner. It will also help homeowners save money by allowing the furnace to perform optimally.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

HVAC contractors specialize in the installation and maintenance of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and boilers. They are certified professionals who have the in-depth knowledge and skills to install, repair and clean various heating and cooling systems, whether large or small.

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Air Conditioning

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