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Damien McCusker

Signs Your A/C System is DyingLike all systems in your home, your air conditioner will inevitably break down and need repair or replacement. The cost of keeping a dying air conditioner can be more than that of buying a new one in the long run. So how can you know if your A/C system is on its last leg?

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Air Conditioning
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Damien McCusker

Understand These HVAC BasicsYou know that your air conditioner cools your home and your furnace heats your home, but do you know how they do this? Understanding HVAC basics has its advantages when you need to troubleshoot a minor problem, and when it's time to replace one or more of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (or HVAC) units.

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Damien McCusker

summer plumbing problemsThe risk of frozen water pipes is a thing of the past, now that winter is behind us. But summer also brings its own set of potential plumbing problems. So what particular issues should you watch out for? Here are the top summer plumbing problems:

Sprinkler Leaks

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Damien McCusker

5 Simple Summer HVAC Maintenance TipsThe easiest way to avoid high cooling bills is to provide HVAC maintenance. HVAC systems need routine care and to be used within their operating limits for the most efficient and dependable performance. This summer, you should:

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Options for Furnace Vent ReplacementsWhen you're planning a furnace replacement, your choice of venting options is a key consideration to limit your family's risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

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Damien McCusker

Prevent Mineral Buildup in Your HumidifierThe moisturizing mist from a humidifier helps reduce static electricity in your home and relieve dry sinus passages and other side effects of dry air. Unfortunately, the device can also be a health hazard if not properly cared for.

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Damien McCusker

What You Need to Know About Washable Air FiltersWhile many people know how important an air filter is in maintaining the efficiency of an HVAC system, very few pay attention to the type of filter they buy for their system.

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Air Filters
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Damien McCusker

Benefits of Modulating FurnacesIf you're considering replacing your aging furnace, it's worthwhile learning about the latest comfort and efficiency-boosting developments in home heating technology, and modulating furnaces are a perfect example.

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Furnaces
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Damien McCusker

The Best Time to Replace a FurnaceWith spring well in progress in Alberta, you likely aren't putting much thought into replacing the furnace that just completed another hard season keeping your home warm.

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Furnaces
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Damien McCusker

Here's Reasons Why You Shouldn't Block Cold Air ReturnsYou're probably committing one of the cardinal sins of HVAC efficiency without realizing it. While it can be tempting to block the cold air returns for rooms you’re not using to save energy or place furniture against them to arrange a room, blocking these registers is one of the most common ways to undermine your cooling and heating system.

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