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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

Air Cleaner or Air Purifier: What to Choose?With so many technologies, names, and acronyms used in regards to indoor air quality (IAQ), you may become confused or flustered when you're shopping for an air cleaner or air purifier. Even the terminology used for these air cleaning systems is shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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Phil Laprairie

All About BTUs for Your HVAC SystemAs you make your home as energy efficient as possible for the heating season, you'll need to be somewhat familiar with some terms. One such term is the abbreviation BTU, which is crucial to the performance and efficiency of your heating system.

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Heating
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Phil Laprairie

If your heating and cooling system is suddenly unresponsive, there's a good chance that your thermostat could be responsible. It's not unusual for a thermostat to suddenly fail, especially if it's an older model that hasn't been replaced in a while.

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Phil Laprairie

Congratulations! You're buying a house! Now, what type of HVAC system does it have? It's going to be responsible for keeping you and your family comfortable for years, as well as being a significant portion of your energy bills. Therefore it's an important consideration as you choose a new home. Here are five things to look at.

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Phil Laprairie

There are two basic types of consumers in the world: 1) Those who buy products by instinct or some other arbitrary reason; and 2) Those who carefully research a product before buying.

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Energy Star
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Phil Laprairie

With the weather getting cooler and the heating season just around the corner, it's time (past time in some areas) to start thinking about preparing your home's central air conditioner for the off season. That way, it will be set next spring when the warm temperatures return to Alberta. Take the following steps to get your A/C ready for winter:

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Phil Laprairie

Save Water With These Plumbing Fixtures in Your HomeAny reduction in your monthly water usage will reduce the amount of money you spend for your residential water supply. At the same time, using less water will help your local community by conserving what is becoming an increasingly precious natural resource.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

If you're having issues with your water quality such as scale accumulation due to hardness, sediment buildup, rust stains on laundry and plumbing fixtures, or you're simply tired of the taste and smell of added chemicals, you should consider having a whole-home filtration system installed.

How a Whole-Home Water Filtration System Works

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Phil Laprairie

With energy costs sure to rise in coming years, energy efficiency has become a prime consideration for homeowners looking to replace their home's central air conditioning system. Luckily, air conditioner ratings are available that show how well a particular cooling system converts electricity into cooling.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Do you know as much about your water shutoff valves as you might need to know in a plumbing emergency? Knowing where the valves are located and what they do could help prevent water damage in your home. Here's a basic primer to familiarize you with shutoff valves.

Main Water Shutoff Valve

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