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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

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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Phil Laprairie

When choosing a new furnace for their home, most consumers don’t consider the fact that size is such an important factor when making a choice. Often, cost factors outweigh everything else. However, proper sizing of your furnace is one of the most critical aspects of a furnace installation and/or replacement.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Maintenance agreements are valuable contracts that ensure your HVAC systems will be in peak operating condition even before the frigid weather descends on Calgary. Not only will you not be worrying about your system failing, but you will also be keeping your warranty protection alive and valid.

Without documented annual maintenance by qualified service technicians, your guarantee can become invalidated. Because Arpi’s is approved for warranty processing, we can keep you fully covered by your warranty agreement.

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Air Conditioning
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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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