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.

Thermostats

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Fall and winter vacations are a bit tricky when it comes to thermostat settings. You don't want to waste energy if the house is vacant, but then again you don't want to come back to burst pipes and frozen plants. So what are the best thermostat settings for your furnace or other type of heating system while you're away?

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Why Your Thermostat Isn't Keeping Its ScheduleProgrammable thermostats are well known for their money-saving features that improve heating and cooling efficiency while also reducing monthly costs for indoor comfort.

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Phil Laprairie

How Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Work?If you're ready to upgrade your home's thermostat, you'll be tempted to purchase a Wi-Fi thermostat. Also called "smart" thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats take the regulation of household temperature to a new level.

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If you haven't gotten around to changing the settings on your programmable thermostat for cold weather energy savings, the sooner the better. A programmable thermostat can't save you money unless you have it set for the particular season.

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Phil Laprairie

Fan On or Auto? Learn Which Setting Is Best for Your ThermostatHave you ever wondered which thermostat fan setting is best: "on" or "auto"?

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How to Use That Programmable Thermostat to Your AdvantageA programmable thermostat is a valuable tool that can cut your energy bills and improve your comfort levels at the same time. Just like any tool, the more you know about operating it, the better the results will be. 

Types of Programmable Thermostats

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Get More Out of Your Programmable Thermostat This WinterThere's no denying that a cold Calgary winter is just around the corner. We don't know how brutal it may be this year, but preparing your home now can help keep your family comfortable this winter. Does your home have a programmable thermostat? This simple device offers an easy way to keep your home warm and save money on your heating bills.

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We live in an environmentally conscious world where people are just beginning to become aware of the hidden dangers that may be lurking in our environment and our homes. These things can present dangers for both those who live in the home and the world around us.

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Smart Thermostats: Technology That Keeps You ConnectedWe all want a little more control over our households (and lives, in general). Smart thermostats are a great way to get the control over your cooling and heating needs that you desire.

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Are you the kind of homeowner that sits back and relishes the fact that you’ve gone “green” by choosing a new high efficiency furnace, content with the comfort it provides for your new home? There’s even more you can do to heat or cool space that indulges your quest to turn your home into a quiet, environmentally-friendly oasis. Zoning systems allow homeowners the ultimate in comfort, while peaking efficiency capabilities and giving you maximum control over your space.

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