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

What Does Membership in HRAI Signify to Arpi's Customers?The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada or HRAI is a non-profit trade association of the HVAC industry that began in 1968.

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Phil Laprairie

High Energy Bills? Ceiling Fans Can Help Lower Air Conditioning CostsAre you looking for cost-effective ways to lower your air conditioning costs? Ceiling fans are a relatively inexpensive and effective way to enhance home comfort while also reducing high energy bills.

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2 Air Conditioner Factors That Preventive Maintenance Must AddressWhen you contact your trusted local HVAC expert for preventive maintenance on your air conditioner, you’re taking a vitally important step toward keeping your cooling system efficient and effective for as many years as possible. Airflow and refrigerant charge are two areas where deficiencies often exist.

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Air Conditioner Upgrade: Features Every Homeowner Should ConsiderWith an air conditioner upgrade on the horizon, homeowners generally have to take a crash course in cooling systems in order to make a wise choice. Armed with some information about features, you can maximize your investment.

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Are you in need of some effective energy-saving tips? To stay comfortable through a Southern Alberta winter, with its harsh winds and frigid temperatures, homeowners have to use their heating systems a lot. And while higher energy bills are a reality for homeowners in our region, you can control heating costs, at least to some degree, by incorporating the energy-saving measures below throughout your home.

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When choosing a contractor, most homeowners want a high-quality technician with unparalleled HVAC expertise. Look no further than Arpi’s Industries, serving Calgary for 48 years. What makes Arpi’s the contractor of choice?

Arpi’s has endured the course.

From our humble beginning in 1963, with a double-garage, three service trucks and a passion for serving homeowners in Calgary, Arpi’s Industries has expanded to include a plumbing division, commercial and institutional services and more than 100 service trucks.

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There’s a lot of talk about energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Consumers tend to think that as long as they have a high-efficiency heating system, they’ll get the best energy use possible. While that’s true to a point, there are other factors that impact efficiency. Ductwork design and installation are two of the most significant contributors to efficiency that can make or break utility bills.

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Air filters are a small component of your home’s overall heating and cooling systems; however, they have a big impact both on a system’s efficiency and a home’s comfort level.

Air filters are rated according to the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). The MERV rating shows how efficiently the air filter can trap particles; filters are rated from 1 to 16.

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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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You may be sold on the benefits of tankless water heaters but wonder if they require more maintenance than traditional storage tank systems. While the latter are less efficient due to standby losses, they generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. The good news is that tankless water heaters don’t require much maintenance, either.

A tankless system should be serviced as a part of the regular preventive maintenance that heating and cooling systems receive. Electric or gas components should be inspected.

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