About Damien

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

Save Money and Conserve WaterIn Calgary's dry climate, fresh water is a particularly valuable natural resource. Taking some simple steps to conserve water protects this resource while also keeping your water bills down.

In the Kitchen and Bath

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Here’s How to Keep Your Home’s Basement from FloodingEven if your basement isn’t converted into a living space or utilized for important storage, basement flooding is still a big deal. Typically, main electrical panels, the water heater, furnace and washer/dryer are all installed in the basement and vulnerable to water damage.

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Water Damage
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Phil Laprairie

Tips to Help with Air Conditioner ShoppingAs with any major purchase, when you buy a new air conditioner for your home, research is essential as well as taking care to avoid making certain common mistakes. Consider the following when shopping for a new air conditioner.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Discoloured Hot Water? Here’s What it MeansIf can be worrisome when you turn on a faucet and discoloured hot water comes out. You might automatically think a faulty water heater is to blame, but there are other potential causes and some are more serious than others.

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Water Heaters
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Phil Laprairie

Never Again Forget to Change Your Air Filter"Out of sight, out of mind" is a saying that perfectly captures the situation with your forced-air heating and cooling system's air filter. This modest but essential piece of equipment performs its job hidden inside your furnace plenum or air conditioner air handler, and as a result, it easily forgotten.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

How Your HVAC Components Work TogetherIn most North American homes, the heating and cooling (HVAC) components are interconnected into one system. Some parts of that system are at work year round to provide comfortable and efficient heating and cooling. Learn how HVAC system components work together.

Heating

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HVAC
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Phil Laprairie

Don’t Put These Things Down the Drain!Some people are eternal optimists. They think they can toss anything down the kitchen or bathroom drain and not face any consequences. Eventually, they learn the error of their ways when the sink backs up and they have to mortgage the ranch to hire a plumber. The fact is, garbage disposals have their limits, and some of the material that washes past the disposal will clog your pipes.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Use These Helpful Plumbing Tips for New HomeownersWhen you own your home, the responsibility for keeping the plumbing running smoothly is on your shoulders. By following a few simple plumbing tips, you can make that job a lot easier.

Keep Up on Maintenance

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Control Pollutants in Your HouseholdIf you're concerned about air pollution and seek refuge inside your home from dirty air, we have some troubling news. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is likely to be two to five times dirtier than outdoor air. This is a significant public health threat that also can erode quality of life.

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Phil Laprairie

Things to Know About Return Air DuctsThe ductwork in your residential forced-air HVAC system is the network of pipes through which heated or cooled air travels. In addition to the supply ducts that provide the conditioned air, there is also a system of return air ducts that bring expended air back to your HVAC system.

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Air Ducts

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