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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With Valentine's Day upon us, spare a little love for the system that keeps your Calgary area home comfortable and cozy during the hottest and coldest days we see in Alberta. Following are some great ways to love your HVAC system and show appreciation:

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Whether you need replacement filters for your HVAC system, or you're comparing different types of new heating or cooling equipment, you'll likely encounter unfamiliar acronyms related to various HVAC ratings. To make learning about your options less confusing, here's what some common HVAC ratings really mean:

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When the new year comes, it’s a chance to reevaluate what you’re doing to improve your life. New Year’s resolutions are made to get fit, lose weight, and do more of what’s valuable. While you’re making resolutions for yourself this year, take time to make some HVAC resolutions as well. They can keep you more comfortable, improve the function of your heating and cooling systems, and save you money throughout the year.

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In today's competitive real estate market, most offers to purchase include an inspection clause so buyers can check the condition of the home's structure and various systems. Increasing numbers of buyers are also having in-depth inspections performed on key systems like the HVAC. This makes it essential to take the following steps with your HVAC system if selling a home is in your plans:

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Home additions are certainly an incredible prospect for any homeowner. You get to choose your own layout, design all the details, and really make the new area your own, often in ways that were never fully realized when you first purchased your home. Upgrading your HVAC system to provide ample heating and cooling is one prospect that you definitely don't want to skimp on, so we've compiled a bit of advice to get you ahead of the game.

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Whether you’re buying a home in a neighborhood with a HOA (homeowner’s association), or live in one already, there may be HVAC requirements that could affect your home’s heating and cooling system. While the heating system is normally contained within each residential unit, issues do come up.

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Architects collaborate with HVAC engineers on HVAC placement as they design the mechanical systems for homes. It matters because its location does make a difference in its energy efficiency and safety.

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Your HVAC system is designed tough -- particularly the outdoor unit of the air conditioner. And though we don't usually have to worry about hurricanes or tornadoes doing damage to the condenser in our part of Canada, other weather issues can create problems -- particularly rain. Read on about rain effects on HVAC equipment.

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An HVAC technician uses an array of tools to perform maintenance and repairs or install new equipment. Many tools are also used by other trades, such as a reciprocating saw, tube cutter, ladder, wire stripper and level, and various types of pliers, snips, screwdrivers and wrenches. Other more specialized HVAC tools are used too, depending on the specific work being performed. Some of the top tools of the HVAC trade include:

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Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC SystemHVAC spring cleaning might seem like a strange idea at first. However, once you start considering how much of your home's air flows through your HVAC system, you'll see why cleaning it out is important. HVAC spring cleaning not only helps you get rid of the dust and allergens that can accumulate in your ducts, it also helps extend the life of your entire system.

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