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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 you pay attention to the overall condition of your furnace, you can determine when it is time to consider replacing it. First and foremost, we recommend having your furnace checked each year by a certified technician to make sure it is running properly. Regular maintenance, along with changing the furnace filter, will help your furnace last longer.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

Using a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to make a home more energy efficient. There are many different ways to increase the energy efficiency of a home but this is one of the cheapest ways to make a big difference and it will also save money on the monthly utility bill.

By using a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to remember to change the temperature when leaving each day. The settings on the thermostat can do all of this for you. Just set the schedule of the thermostat according to what temperatures you want it set at during different times of the day.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money on energy costs. Consider the following important information regarding these advanced comfort controls so that you can maximize the benefits of using this type of system in your home.

Selecting programmable thermostats is not a difficult task, but you should know that some work differently than others. For example, there are models that allow you to set the seven days of the week according to your schedule. Other models allow for a different setting on the weekend. Depending on your schedule, one may work better for you.

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Phil Laprairie

Properly installed humidification systems offer the ability to keep moisture levels at the optimum amounts of 35%-50% for the health and comfort of homeowners. Controlling humidity is an issue in extreme weather areas like Calgary. The professionals here at Arpi’s are trained to analyze and recommend affordable solutions for such humidity problems.

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Phil Laprairie

Do you spend time thinking about indoor air quality? The air in your home, if it is full of pollutants, could be making you sick. Bacteria can form in your home and become airborne. Moisture can also build up and encourage mold growth. People who suffer from asthma will be more susceptible to respiratory problems in a home with poor indoor air quality.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

In order to maximize energy savings in your home, we recommend using these five energy saving tips. The investment in time and materials that go toward improved energy efficiency will help pay for itself in lower energy bills for years to come.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Is there anyone in your home who is starving for air? “No,” you say. Are you sure? How about your HVAC system, is it starving for air? If you haven’t changed the filter lately, you can be sure that it is starving.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

When considering what to do with an old or ailing heating system, the best choice may be to replace it with one of the new high-efficiency furnaces. Now is the time, as there are still incentives and rebates available to homeowners.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

As a homeowner in the Calgary area, you probably have a lot of questions about your heating and cooling systems.  Where do you go to get the answers?  We’re starting our new home comfort blog for the purpose of answering some of those questions and making it a little bit easier for you to get the comfort and indoor air quality you’re looking for.Did you ever wonder why some rooms are hot and others cold?  Or why it seems like your energy bills are too high?  Do you suffer from breathing problems in your home?  Your HVAC system may hold the answers to these issues.  Over the next

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