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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 think about it, one thermostat to control the air conditioning and heating for the entire home isn't really that efficient. After all, your home's rooms differ in their needs for heating and cooling, depending on size, how many windows there are, window size, the home's orientation to the sun and other factors.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

When it's time to pack your kids off to school, it's also time to recognize that the seasons are changing. As fall approaches, make an effort to ensure that your home HVAC system is prepared to keep you warm through the colder months. Here are some tips to keep you cozy:

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Many people have the wrong idea about ceiling fans.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Purchasing new appliances for your home gives you the opportunity to install the most energy-efficient equipment possible. Products with high efficiency can save you significant amounts of money over time through lower monthly operating costs. As you look, check for the Canadian EnerGuide label.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

If you're planning to hire an HVAC contractor for your Calgary or Alberta home, you need to know that the company you are hiring is going to deliver quality service. While many HVAC companies can claim that they have exceptional technicians, you need actual proof of the quality of the contractor.

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Phil Laprairie

The long hours of intense sunshine in Calgary increase cooling costs, but you can lessen some of that heat gain by using solar shades. These shades block some of the heat solar radiation creates when it strikes surfaces.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

HVAC systems are a big investment for most homeowners. If you want to make sure you get many years of comfort back as a return on your investment, it's important to follow a proper HVAC maintenance timeline.

In the Beginning: Buying Your HVAC System

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Phil Laprairie

Even the most handy homeowners can find themselves frustrated by plumbing. Not only is there a lot to know, but there are a wide variety of materials to choose from when making repairs.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Getting That Dust Problem Under ControlBattling a dust problem doesn’t have to be a never-ending chore when you know where it comes from and take steps to minimize and control it. Dust comes from people and pets, fabrics inside a home, and the outdoors.

Minimizing Dust with the HVAC System

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Phil Laprairie

Air Conditioner: TroubleshootingAir conditioners are complex systems, and any problem more serious than the most basic should be diagnosed and addressed by a trained HVAC professional. However, as a homeowner, you can help by being aware of common problems that can reduce air conditioner efficiency, erode performance or cause the A/C to break down entirely.

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Air Conditioning

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