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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Fall has arrived here in Calgary, and we all know winter will be here soon, bringing snow, ice and high heating bills. High heating costs aren’t inevitable, however, and there are many simple ways to save energy and money during the colder months. Here are a few tips for winterizing your Calgary home:

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The cold temperatures of winter are right around the corner and the last place you want to feel them is inside your home.

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Energy Star Tips That Can Guide Your SavingsWith worries about high energy costs and no end to the cold weather in sight, many Calgary homeowners are concerned about energy efficiency in their homes.

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Energy Star
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How Efficient Should Your Calgary Furnace Be?Efficiency is arguably the most important aspect of a heating system. While in general you want to have a fairly efficient furnace, how efficient is enough?

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Furnaces
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A Clean Air Filter Will Boost Comfort And EfficiencyThe value of having clean air filters cannot be overstated.

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Air Filters
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Evaluating Your Home's Air Leaks? Call In An HVAC Professional If You Find These ProblemsIncreasing your home’s energy efficiency by sealing its air leaks is an effective method to control heating costs, but leaks can sometimes lead to big problems. If you find air leak problems, you should call an HVAC professional.
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Tips To Manage Home Heating LoadOne of the best, low-cost ways to reduce your overall heating costs is to manage your home heating load. Specifically, this is the amount of heat your furnace system has to generate each day in order to maintain a comfortable home atmosphere. Do this, and your heating bills will decrease, raising the overall efficiency of your current system.

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Furnaces
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How Your Attached Garage May Affect Your Home's Indoor Air QualityMost people know common contributors to poor indoor air quality include carbon monoxide from gas furnaces, formaldehyde-based products (like carpeting or furniture), or outdoor pollutants such as ragweed or pollen.

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While homeowners get out and enjoy the last vestiges of warm weather, this season is the best time to prep your home to endure Calgary’s harsh, cold winter. There are a variety of ways to get your home ready, with varying degrees of cost and difficulty:

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Air Conditioning
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Crawlspace problems often lead to energy loss and impact your home’s comfort levels if they aren’t properly insulated. However, before you can address insulation, you have to consider ventilation, as vented and unvented crawlspaces require different responses.

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