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.

Water Heaters

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Phil Laprairie

Water Heater Problems That May Be Plaguing Your Calgary HomeIf you've been having problems with hot water in your home, it helps to have a working knowledge of common water heater problems. Following are some of the most common issues experienced with storage tank water heaters. First, though, a quick primer on how a traditional tank water heater operates.

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Tankless or Storage? Comparing Water HeatersWhen it comes time to replace your aging or ailing hot water tank, it's important to consider all your options before choosing your new appliance. Begin by narrowing down your choice between a tankless or storage model water heaters with some help from the information listed below. 

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Common Reasons Why Your Hot Water Isn't WorkingHot water heaters usually work without a hitch. However, like all machines, they can wear out and breakdown as time passes. To that end, the following are some common problems you may come across as the years pass by:

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Why Should I Flush Out My Home's Hot Water Heater?There are many benefits to having a tankless water heater. They're compact in size and are much more efficient than other types of systems. As with all water heaters, some maintenance is necessary to ensure proper long-term functionality.

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Troubleshooting Tips for Your Home's Hot Water Heater Hot water is something we tend to take for granted until we don't have any, or we don't have enough. Once there's a problem, we realize just how important hot water really is. If you're experiencing an issue with your hot water supply, you may have a problem with your hot water heater.

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Sediment Settling in Your Water Heater? Maintenance Tips for Cleaning It OutOf all the HVAC equipment installed in your Calgary area home, the water heater is the one appliance you rely on every day. Whether gas or electric, it’s generally very dependable and quiet, built to last about 10 years.

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The Water Heater: Understanding How It Works Can Prolong Its LifeMost people tend to take their hot water for granted when they hit the shower in the morning or wash their dishes at night. But when the unit breaks down, it becomes all too apparent that this home appliance is a necessity.

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Energy From a Water Heater Shouldn't Be WastedWhen you run your dishwasher, take a shower or wash your clothes, most of the heat in the hot water used is flushed down the drain and wasted. One way of reducing your energy bills is to reuse this wasted heat with a drain water heat recovery system.

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Time to Replace the Water Heater? What Are Your Choices?Before you go out and spend money on a water heater replacement for the same type and size you already have, consider that you have multiple choices.

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High-Efficiency Storage Water Heaters: Why They're Worth ItStorage water heaters are developing a bad reputation, probably because they can be responsible for about 25 percent of the energy use in the average Canadian household.

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