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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What Is an Air Quality Rating Scale?

An air quality rating scale is used to measure the air quality in a general area. Two such scales are the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the United States and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), which is used in Canada.

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No matter what the temperature is outside, your home’s HVAC system is essential for temperature control and keeping your home comfortable. Part of good HVAC ownership is paying attention to any unusual behaviour or performance issues and contacting a professional when you notice something is wrong.

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Air Conditioning
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Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is a measure of how healthy the air in your home is. Factors that IAQ measures include humidity, how clean the air is, a lack of odours, and the overall temperature. Low IAQ can cause your home to become uncomfortable, lead to increased upkeep costs, and affect your health.

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During the summer, increased HVAC usage is common as you try to keep your home comfortable during the hotter parts of the year. Your AC's efficiency is important, as an inefficient AC can lead to reduced comfort, increased power bills, and in some cases, it can even be hazardous. 

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Energy Efficiency
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Summer brings warmer weather, longer days, and many opportunities for fun outdoor activities. However, the summer also brings with it a much warmer house and the need to run your air conditioner to keep your home from getting too hot.

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Air Conditioning
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At first glance, your home’s plumbing system can appear highly complex and something that only an expert can truly understand. A home plumbing diagram is an overview of how your home’s plumbing system is configured, and it can help remove some of the confusion about how your home’s plumbing system works and improve your knowledge about how to care for it

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Plumbing
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An important part of keeping your home comfortable is the regular upkeep of your home’s HVAC system. Replacing your furnace filter is one of the most common forms of furnace and air-conditioner upkeep, and it's one that most homeowners are familiar with.

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Air Filters
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Allergies are a common part of life for many people, and if you have any type of allergy, you are likely familiar with ways to reduce symptoms. An important part of controlling allergies and improving your quality of life is reducing the amount of allergens in your own home.

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Your home’s HVAC system is very complex, requiring regular maintenance work and upkeep to run at its best. In addition to watching for performance issues, you should also pay attention to HVAC smells, as they can indicate many different issues that can require professional care.

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HVAC
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Having your thermostat set to the correct temperature is an important part of having a comfortable home. Your ideal room temperature for sleeping is a key figure to know, as you don’t want to have trouble falling asleep or have to wake up several times a night to adjust the temperature.

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Thermostats

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