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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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There's nothing like a lovely, pine-scented, live Christmas tree to get us in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, these beloved symbols of the yuletide season can compromise our indoor air quality by triggering some pretty nasty allergic reactions once they're inside our homes.

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When the weather gets colder, your heating bills tend to go up thanks to Calgary’s freezing temperatures. If you’re looking to save money on these bills, you might be tempted to block a few HVAC vents in your home that are in areas that you don’t use much. However, there are important reasons to avoid doing that.

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While it’s fairly easy to sail through summer with low energy bills, saving money on energy during the winter is much more of a challenge. These tips will help you cut your heating costs without sacrificing any of your comfort during the heating season.

Have your system serviced.

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A condensing furnace recovers heat that standard furnaces lose.

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If you’ve picked up a new furnace filter that has an arrow stamped on its side, it’s good to know that it’s there to help you put the filter in correctly. Filters make a big difference in HVAC systems because they keep much of the dirt and dust out of the air handler or furnace compartment.

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Most of us think online reviews are a huge help in determining what we should buy, where we should visit/stay or what services we should hire. But how much confidence should we have in such reviews, particularly when it comes to expensive equipment such as our HVAC systems?

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Air Conditioning
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The heating and cooling system in your home probably uses the most energy of any other appliance you have. You might be able to trim those costs by adopting different HVAC habits that don’t necessarily include changing the thermostat’s setting. Keeping the system clean and maintained, as well as using it wisely may be all you need to get more from it for less.

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When to Change the Batteries on Your ThermostatAs we move from one season to the next and continue to rely on a properly operational HVAC system, the importance of having a working thermotstat cannot be understated. Thermostat maintenance typically includes swapping out the batteries.

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Thermostats
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Baby Room Humidity LevelsCongratulations! You've just had a new baby! You're always careful to make sure their bottle is just the right temperature and they're being fed and bathed properly. You attend to every little detail. But there are always a few details you might not think about, but which are still important to take care of. For instance - what's the ideal baby room humidity level?

Ideal Baby Room Conditions

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for CalgariansIn our part of the world, fall can come early, necessitating turning on the heating system before we normally do.

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