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

Xeriscaping is a Low-Maintenance Way to Landscape Around Your A/CThe landscaping around your A/C's outdoor condenser makes a difference in how efficiently it runs and one of the best styles to use is xeriscaping. Greek for "dry," a xeriscape combines low-water use plants with masonry or native rock materials to create an enticing landscape with little maintenance and water use.

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Landscaping
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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

5 Things to Include on Your Fall HVAC Maintenance ListThorough fall HVAC maintenance is one of the most effective ways to ensure your system will run reliably and efficiently throughout the harsh Calgary winter. Don't miss these five important steps you can do yourself.

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Phil Laprairie

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for FallOnce the outdoor temperature starts to drop and there's no need for home cooling, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for fall weather. Here's how to protect your costly outdoor component from the coming cold, ice, and snow so it stays in tip-top shape over the winter.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

Look for These Central A/C Features When Buying a New SystemChoosing a new cooling system for your home may be one of the more complex processes you go through, which is why it's important to look for certain central A/C features when you begin shopping. Paying attention to the following basics of central cooling system selection promotes energy efficiency and comfort. 

Energy Efficiency

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

3 Common A/C Condensate Drain Problems to AvoidThe condensate drainage system is an essential component of an A/C unit. As warm airflow is pulled through the cold evaporator coil, water vapor condenses on the coil, producing a lot of water. The water drips into a condensate pan, flows through a drain tube and trap, and exits the cooling system via a floor drain.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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Air Conditioning
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Phil Laprairie

5 Troubleshooting Tips for a Misbehaving Air ConditionerSummers may be short in Calgary, but once things start to heat up, a fully functioning cooling system is your best friend.

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Phil Laprairie

Repair or Replace? How to Decide What's Best for Your HVAC SystemDeciding to repair or replace an HVAC system requires careful consideration of the age of your unit, the problems it's currently experiencing and whether or not further problems may occur down the road. To that end, you'll want to ask yourself the following questions as you decide whether to repair or replace your HVAC system:

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