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

When Does Adding a Zoning System Make Sense?If you're having trouble balancing your home's HVAC system to evenly heat or cool your home, consider adding a zoning system. The system consists of multiple thermostats connected through a zone control panel to dampers that control the airflow in your ductwork.

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Get the Most Out of the A/C This SummerSurviving summer means maintaining the efficiency of your home cooling system, especially here in Calgary, one of Canada’s sunniest cities. To get the most out of the A/C in your home, be sure that all equipment is appropriate for your needs, clean, and working properly.

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Air Conditioning
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Energy From a Water Heater Shouldn't Be WastedWhen you run your dishwasher, take a shower or wash your clothes, most of the heat in the hot water used is flushed down the drain and wasted. One way of reducing your energy bills is to reuse this wasted heat with a drain water heat recovery system.

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Furnace Cleaning: What Will Your Arpi's Service Tech Do?Calgary winters are harsh, so you don’t want to be left in the cold when your furnace stops heating.

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Furnaces
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Winter Vacation Plans? Don't Leave Home Without Battening Down the HatchesA winter getaway is something to look forward to, especially in the thick of a Calgary winter. Attention to details can make or break a trip, so make sure your winter vacation plans include securing your home to protect it while you're gone.

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energy savings myths calgary albertaEnergy-savings myths are shared far too often as truths. The result is that many people have misconceptions about accurate ways to save energy and lower energy bills at home. Check out the following energy-savings myths and learn the falsehoods behind them.

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Energy Saving Tips
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Managing energy bills can be difficult. Heating costs for Alberta winters can soar unless you have efficient equipment and a tight home seal. And while heating bills typically encompass a significant portion of energy use, the cost to cool your home in the summer can add up, too. Homeowners can use the tips below to get maximum efficiency from cooling systems – even during the last days of summer – and help reduce expenditures for the home’s total heating and cooling throughout the year.

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Air Conditioning
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Insulation plays a bigger role than most homeowners know. It has a twofold purpose: Depending on the season, it keeps the hot or cold air outside from penetrating into the home, while it keeps hot or cold air inside the home from escaping. It also helps the efficiency of your HVAC systems by decreasing the home’s energy load.

There are a few signs to watch for that indicate you might have a problem with insulation:

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Smart consumers know that the repair-or-replace question is best asked before a system breaks down. Imagine trying to make an informed decision about replacing your heating system in the middle of an Alberta winter. You can use clues about your current HVAC systems to take the time to comparison shop and get the best system possible – before there are problems.

Energy Star recommends that consumers consider replacing heating systems after 15 years. That’s because newer systems are more energy efficient, making energy bills lower and your home more comfortable.

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Air Conditioning
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Homeowners count on their plumbing systems to work regularly and efficiently. Often, homeowners feel confident taking on a faucet or toilet repair. However, there are occasions when it’s necessary to have a professional repair or install plumbing fixtures, and it’s often worthwhile to pay an expert to do the job.

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