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

09.26.13It makes sense that to rely on our HVAC equipment all year round, we also need to look after it. With busy lives and so many other things to remember, it can be easy to overlook HVAC service time.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

If you think maintenance for high-efficiency furnaces is solely for the professionals, you’re right. Sort of.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

The heating season is one of the best times for evaluating home safety because more fires occur during the winter than any other time of year. Your home is also tightly closed, concentrating gases and chemical fumes. This checklist can help you organize your project, making sure you cover all the basics.

Fire

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Home Safety
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Phil Laprairie

Be Sure Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are In Good Working ConditionThe HVAC equipment used in our homes is very safe, but accidents and malfunctions can happen in even the best system, turning your fuel-burning furnace into a source of deadly poison.

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Choose Carbon Monoxide Detectors That Work For Your HomeIf your home houses any gas-powered equipment, your safety is at risk if you don’t have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.

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Co-Detectors
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Phil Laprairie

Carbon monoxide (CO) dangers are a reality, and homeowners would be remiss not to take action against them. Carbon monoxide stems from the combustion process, which exists in nearly every home from gas stoves, chimneys, fireplaces, hot water heaters and so forth. Having this equipment inspected every year will cut down on the chances of a problem. But if a problem does occur, you want to have the peace of mind that carbon monoxide detectors provide.

You can use these questions to weigh the pros and cons of carbon monoxide detectors as you comparison shop:

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Uncategorized
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Phil Laprairie

Anything that burns fossil fuels — from cars, gas heaters and stoves, water heaters to propane heaters and lamps — can produce carbon monoxide when the fuel isn’t burned efficiently.

Because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible, carbon monoxide (CO) is even more dangerous because victims have little warning of its presence. Given the insidious nature of the gas, CO detectors are equally as important as smoke detectors.

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