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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

Filters were created for a very specific purpose: They help the A/C system run efficiently by preventing dirt buildup. Filters impact indoor air quality, trapping particles in the air. To keep your system running well and your air clean, it’s necessary to use the right filter and keep those filters clean by regularly changing them.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Pollutants impact a home’s indoor air quality in ways we generally cannot see. Our homes often contain particulate matter, a group that includes dust, pollen and allergens. There are also chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and microbes (viruses, mold and bacteria).

If you have concerns about your home’s indoor air quality, you may want to explore the possibility of incorporating electronic air cleaners into your home comfort system. There are several types:

HEPA

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Phil Laprairie

Ductless mini splits are a great energy-efficient option. These types of systems are growing in popularity for several reasons.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners want to get the most for their air conditioning dollars, and they don’t want to spend their money frivolously on equipment and features they don’t need. But if you’re looking to buy an A/C system this year, there are reasons for choosing high-efficiency air conditioning that make spending the extra money worthwhile.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

In order to drive safely, people must learn basic traffic laws and understand terms like, “right of way,” “interchange,” and, “on ramp/off ramp.” While these phrases are most likely commonplace to you now, there was probably a learning curve when you first began driving.

The same goes for the HVAC industry. Unless you eat, sleep and breathe HVAC, you might not know what MERV, AFUE and SEER mean; however, as a homeowner, it’s important that you get to know them.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

One of the ways energy loss occurs is through a home’s ductwork. Out of all the energy your home uses for heating and cooling, leaks in ductwork can contribute up to a 20 percent energy loss. This makes duct-sealing a proven way to produce energy savings. Without it, your HVAC equipment becomes inefficient, you see higher utility bills, and your home just isn’t as comfortable as it could be, no matter what the thermostat says.

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Air Ducts
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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.

Fuel Source

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Water Heaters
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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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