About Damien

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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Damien McCusker

Modern technology has made home management easier and more accessible, and this extends to temperature control. Smart thermostats are learning devices that internalize your family’s habits and adjust the temperature in your home based on daily activities and needs.

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Thermostats
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Your home’s AC unit is key to keeping your home comfortable, and regular maintenance helps keep it working as it should. An aspect of HVAC upkeep to not overlook is your home’s landscaping, as an external unit can be affected by the environment you place it in. Here are four landscaping tips to keep your AC unit running at its best.

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Earth Day is a time to reflect on the environment and your impact on it. Making a positive impact on the environment is not as hard as you may think, and simple steps can have a noticeable effect. Your home’s HVAC system can have a negative impact if it’s inefficient and uses more energy than necessary. However, there are many ways to improve your HVAC unit's efficiency and reduce your impact on the environment.

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Energy Efficiency
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Springtime brings with it better weather, outdoor activities, and — unfortunately — seasonal allergies. Springtime allergies are a common problem many people face, and even if you don’t have seasonal allergies, the increased irritants can still cause discomfort and respiratory issues for you and your family.

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Springtime Allergies? Get ReadyThe same beautiful flowers and blooming shrubs and trees that give some people a great feeling about springtime give many others a miserable feeling that comes from the allergens released into the air. Allergens include any of the things that trigger all those nasty symptoms like runny noses, red eyes and sore throats.

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Increase Indoor Air Quality with These Essential TipsIf you're like most people, your home is a special place where you can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. However, you may not be aware that there could be unseen dangers lurking around your home, including deadly gases, toxic substances and harmful bacteria.

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Your home's furnace is a robust piece of equipment that is designed to last quite a number of years with proper care. To help ensure that you get the most out of it, let's take a look at a few things you can do to extend a furnace's life span.

 

 

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Furnaces
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Damien McCusker

Air Filters for Better Indoor Air Quality: What Size Particles Are You Concerned About?Air filter performance is measured by the filter’s ability to trap particles of a certain size. The smaller the particles the filter traps, the more efficient it is.

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Air Filters
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Damien McCusker

As cold as it gets in Calgary in February, it's difficult to imagine spring, let alone getting ready for the warmer weather that will follow.

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HVAC
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Damien McCusker

There is no perfect setting for controlling water temperature. 49 C and 60 C are the two most common settings. Here is a brief reason to consider using 60 C as your default temperature setting.

Why You Should Not Set Your Hot-Water Heater to 49 C

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Water Heaters

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