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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

Water heaters provide Canadians with a basic substance that’s critical to life’s routine. When there’s a problem with your water heater and it’s time to upgrade, it’s difficult to wade through all the choices. The following list includes essential factors to consider.

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Phil Laprairie

However, shopping for an air conditioning system is probably not on the top of your list of priorities. With snow still on the ground and cold temperatures, it’s hard to think about A/C. In spite of that, this time of year is often the best time to shop for a system.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

When you think of spring, do you think of new growth and warm air? Or do you think of runny noses and sneezing? Certainly, there are great things about spring, but it also brings its share of challenges. The weather warms up and plants, trees and grasses begin to grow again. Along with the blooming of new plants comes the trigger of spring allergies.

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With spring around the corner, you can almost hear the collective groan from allergy sufferers anticipating the usual problems. The winter respite is over. Outdoor triggers, like pollen, will soon come to the surface and begin to irritate sinuses. If you suffer from allergies, or know someone who does, you already know what this is like.

Improving indoor air quality can greatly enhance the quality of life for a person with allergies, providing a refuge from the outdoors. Just how can you improve the indoor air quality of your home? Here are three specific points of action:

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

Several factors directly contribute to a dusty home. Recent renovations wreak havoc on cleanliness and homeowners have to work overtime to keep on top of the dirt. Older homes are prone to drafts and leaks, causing dust and dirt to easily gain entry into the home. Another factor that you might not have considered yet is your ductwork.

While there is some controversy and varying opinions over the effectiveness of duct cleaning, experts agree that cleaning is beneficial if:

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Phil Laprairie

Solar energy is no longer a novelty. It is commonly used in commercial and residential buildings across North America and abroad. It has particularly gained credibility in the southwest regions of the United States, of course, because of the sunny climate.

However, other regions of North America stand as good candidates for solar energy use, and ,with the development of more and more HVAC products, like furnaces and heat pumps, that are compatible with alternative energy sources, solar energy use is on the rise everywhere, and particularly Alberta.

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Energy Evaluations
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Phil Laprairie

The decision to replace your furnace is not an easy one. Selecting a new one means time and money: time you don’t have to wade through the myriad of equipment options and figure out the best efficiency rating, and money you either don’t have or don’t want to spend.

HVAC equipment is vital to your comfort during the long winter months and that you must be able to count on your furnace. A comfortably heated and cooled space is a given: we expect it so we can sleep, eat and live. Before you begin any decisions about choosing a new furnace, consider these factors:

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Are you the kind of homeowner that sits back and relishes the fact that you’ve gone “green” by choosing a new high efficiency furnace, content with the comfort it provides for your new home? There’s even more you can do to heat or cool space that indulges your quest to turn your home into a quiet, environmentally-friendly oasis. Zoning systems allow homeowners the ultimate in comfort, while peaking efficiency capabilities and giving you maximum control over your space.

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Thermostats
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Phil Laprairie

The quality of indoor air is more important than ever because homes today are built to keep out drafts and seal in energy. Having a tightly sealed home is great for efficiency, but the air inside can become noticeably stale. How is a homeowner to know if indoor air is a potential hazard? Repeated colds or illness during winter months is one sign. Controlling the root of the problem and improving ventilation can help, along with testing indoor air quality.

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