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

Helpful Tips on Replacing Your DuctworkFaulty ductwork in a home can lead to a variety of problems, including significant energy waste, poor heating and cooling performance, and declining indoor air quality. These issues can be a result of both leaky ducts and dirty ducts.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

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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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

What Is Good Ductwork Design? Read on for GuidanceIf you’re having a new home built for you or doing major renovations to an existing one, you have the perfect opportunity to incorporate modern ductwork design that will provide maximum home comfort coupled with real energy savings.

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Ductwork
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Phil Laprairie

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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Phil Laprairie

Electricity Use and Your HVAC System: Change Some Practices and SaveYou have tried to be responsible with your electricity use and your HVAC system. You change the filters regularly, turn lights off when you leave rooms and follow the rules when it comes to temperature settings. However, what if some of the rules you learned are not correct?

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

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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Phil Laprairie

Heat Loss: Live Without It in Your Calgary HomeKeeping your home comfortable through a cold Alberta winter is no easy task for your furnace, and unnecessary heat loss makes its job even harder.

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Heat Loss
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Phil Laprairie

The Ductwork in Your Home: If It Leaks, You've Got a Couple of ProblemsIt's so easy to ignore the ductwork in your home since it's out of sight, but if you develop ductwork leaks, the problems it manifests can be serious. Leaks form at any time in ducts, although older homes tend to have more problems than newer ones. Adhesive can dry out, caulk can shrink naturally.

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Ductwork
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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

3 Ways To Get Maximum Efficiency From Your Heating And Cooling EquipmentAn energy-efficient furnace or air conditioner will keep your home comfortable during the appropriate season and will save money while conserving fuel and electricity. Here are some suggestions to help you get the maximum efficiency from your heating and cooling equipment.

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Air Conditioning

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