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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 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 sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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Insulation is something people often associate with winter and rightly so. It helps keep your house warmer during the cold weather. So can you imagine the effect it will have in the summer? It will make your home feel like a sauna, right? Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Alberta Forest Fires Affect Indoor Air Quality CalgarySpecial air quality statement in effect for the City of Calgary: “Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility over much of the province this morning.”Air quality warnings in Calgary are common during forest fires and have reached a critical point this week as forest fires continue to spread through the province.

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If you’re upgrading to a new smart thermostat, a c-wire is a necessary addition, too. Short for “common wire,” the c-wire is needed to deliver continuous 24-volt electricity to the new thermostat.

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Thermostats
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Now that the weather is warming up all over the country, many of you are probably planning to hit the road or take to the skies on vacation. Before you head out, though, here are some HVAC vacation tips that you should utilize to help you save energy and utility costs while you're gone.

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In addition to enhanced indoor comfort and improved energy efficiency, upgrading to a new cooling and heating system means proper HVAC disposal of the old system. While they aren't any use to you anymore, some of the old components that are being replaced need to be properly recycled.

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Air Conditioning
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Spring weather is on its way in our region, and by next month we should be enjoying more of it, with fresh breezes and sweet-smelling air. At least we hope wherever you are, the air is clean and smells good. If not, maybe it's time to think about how you can help make it better by boosting air quality awareness.

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If you're concerned about a decline in energy efficiency and comfort in your home, neglected duct maintenance may be to blame.

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Each new season brings with it a number of challenges for your home’s HVAC system, but we like to think of these challenges as opportunities to improve your household. For the spring season, it all comes down to HVAC preparation that will ultimately make your equipment more efficient and effective.

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It's always recommended that you schedule maintenance on your HVAC system at least twice a year -- in the spring to ensure your air conditioner works right when warm weather arrives, and in the fall, so that your furnace or other heating system will get you through winter.

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As winter comes to a close, you should be assessing your furnace performance.

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Furnaces

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