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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The flu season this year has been one of the most severe our city has seen with 19 reported deaths in our province to date. Our hospital emergency rooms are busting at the seams with long waiting times and many of us have missed work or been ill with this flu bug. Calgary has been especially hard hit this year and we are all left looking for things we can do to help us stay healthy.

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While most of us are familiar with the deadly consequences of Carbon Monoxide (Co) in our homes, Radon Gas (Rn) may be something you are not familiar with.   

Radon gas has very important health risks that every Calgarian should be aware of. The Canadian Cancer Society says that radon gas is the leading environmental cause of Lung Cancer and is the most deadliest and overlooked health risk today. Health Canada estimates that 3,200 Canadians will die annually from radon exposure.

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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 your heating or cooling system stops working, you may be tempted to try to fix it yourself to save time and money. Unless you are a qualified HVAC professional, however, you should resist this temptation. Here are some of the reasons why DIY HVAC repairs can be a bad idea.

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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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The wisdom of reusing and recycling doesn’t extend to your carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detectors. Both of these have limited lifetimes, and like bicycle helmets and child car seats involved in accidents, it’s better to replace detectors than risk failure.

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If you're like most homeowners, you know that contaminants can collect in your home's ductwork over time, and that it needs to be cleaned out periodically to keep your HVAC system functioning properly. When you decide to have your ducts cleaned, it's vital to be aware that there are scam artists out there who offer special “deals” that can cost you too much for cleaning that's not even effective. Here are some warning signs of a duct cleaning scam:

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The arrival of fall means that Thanksgiving and the holiday party season are right around the corner. Whether you'll be hosting an annual family get-together or multiple parties this season, it's vital to make sure that your home's plumbing system is in top condition. Here are some plumbing considerations to tackle while your festivities are still in the planning stage:

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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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