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.

carbon-monoxide

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Phil Laprairie

As a naturally odorless and colorless gas, carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It is produced when fuel—such as oil, gas (natural and petroleum-based), kerosene, wood, charcoal or candles—is burned. With cold temperatures arriving soon, you can take important steps to prevent an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Phil Laprairie

The Ductwork in Your Home: If It Leaks, You've Got a Couple of ProblemsIt's so easy to ignore the ductwork in your home since it's out of sight, but if you develop ductwork leaks, the problems it manifests can be serious. Leaks form at any time in ducts, although older homes tend to have more problems than newer ones. Adhesive can dry out, caulk can shrink naturally.

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Phil Laprairie

arpis 10.24.13Everyone wants to have clean air in their homes but without proper testing it’s hard to know what pollutants might be circulating through your house. Three of the most common indoor air pollutants are carbon monoxide, radon and mildew and mold.

Fortunately there are ways to test for each pollutant listed above.

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Phil Laprairie

When you seal your home against the loss of air and energy, you improve your indoor comfort level, boost HVAC system efficiency, and reduce the amount of money you spend on home heating and cooling.

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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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Phil Laprairie

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that we can’t detect through our senses, as it doesn’t have a smell, taste or color, and it works fast. High concentrations of CO can build up quickly, cause significant damage to one’s health, and even result in death. If your home has any appliances or equipment that combust, you’ll want to install at least one carbon monoxide detector this year to stay in the safe zone.

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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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Phil Laprairie

With spring around the corner, you can almost hear the collective groan from allergy sufferers anticipating the usual problems. The winter respite is over. Outdoor triggers, like pollen, will soon come to the surface and begin to irritate sinuses. If you suffer from allergies, or know someone who does, you already know what this is like.

Improving indoor air quality can greatly enhance the quality of life for a person with allergies, providing a refuge from the outdoors. Just how can you improve the indoor air quality of your home? Here are three specific points of action:

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Air Ducts
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Phil Laprairie

The decision to replace your furnace is not an easy one. Selecting a new one means time and money: time you don’t have to wade through the myriad of equipment options and figure out the best efficiency rating, and money you either don’t have or don’t want to spend.

HVAC equipment is vital to your comfort during the long winter months and that you must be able to count on your furnace. A comfortably heated and cooled space is a given: we expect it so we can sleep, eat and live. Before you begin any decisions about choosing a new furnace, consider these factors:

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