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

A Variable Speed Air Handler Can Improve Your Savings and ComfortIf you're considering upgrading the HVAC equipment in your Calgary area home, opting for a model with a variable speed air handler can bring you increased comfort and savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Your Energy-Efficient Home: Treating It as a Whole, Rather Than a Series of PartsFor people in Calgary, making sure that you have the most energy-efficient home that you can is important. It saves you money in the long run on your utility bills, and on maintenance costs. The various systems that are used to make your house as energy efficient as possible are all connected in some way.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Shutting a Room to Save Energy Is a Smart Idea--True or False?As you ready your home for the long heating season ahead, you may be considering shutting a room to save energy. While this seems like a prudent way to cut heating bills, in reality, it’s likely to end up costing you more in repair costs and your health than any energy savings you realize.

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Energy Efficiency
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Phil Laprairie

Think a Zoning System Might Improve Your Comfort? Some Points to PonderAn HVAC zoning system allows you to divide your Calgary home into different sections or zones. Each of these zones then has its own corresponding thermostat and temperature controls.

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Zoning Systems
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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

Selecting An Air Filter Using 5 Efficiency-Related  TermsThe air filters in your HVAC equipment are important components that contribute significantly to system efficiency and indoor air quality.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

MERV Ratings Clearly Reveal The Top-Performing Air FiltersIf you’ve never upgraded the air filter in your HVAC equipment, you’re probably still using a very basic, low-grade filter. There are other filter options available, and you can choose a more effective one by using MERV ratings.

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

In order to guide your selection of new HVAC equipment, you’ll want to utilize efficiency ratings. By doing so, you can calculate the expected energy savings from any one particular piece of equipment and compare your findings to other systems. As a result, you can select the highest-performing system possible to meet your needs and your budget, too.

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Efficiency Ratings
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Phil Laprairie

Most homeowners probably think that an efficient attic is one that has sufficient insulation. However, insulation is only half the battle; air sealing is the other. There are many potential areas in an attic for air leaks to occur due to the connections between the walls and the ceiling, framing, soffits and chimney, just to name a few.

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Air Conditioning
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