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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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Autumn is here, and you know what that means: time for your annual fall maintenance. There are a number of tasks that need to be done, to get your house and your HVAC system ready for winter. Here's a handy checklist to help you stay on top of things.

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Your home’s indoor air quality can be affected by a variety of irritants such as dust, mold, and chemicals. Among these irritants, dust is very common in households, which may make it seem rather harmless. However, dust and the associated dust mites can greatly reduce your home's air quality.

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When shopping for a new A/C, it's important to consider energy efficiency. Will using it all summer send your energy bill through the roof, or can it make your home comfortable without using massive amounts of power? Fortunately, there's a simple way to find this out. Just look at the SEER rating.

What is a SEER Rating?

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Questions about washable vs disposable air filters for your HVAC system occasionally come up.

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Seasonal heat can drive up your HVAC summer energy bills, and these tips can help you lower them. Routine maintenance can cut your energy costs without having to resort to warmer temperatures.

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There's nothing like running your A/C on a hot day. Only no matter how long it runs, your house isn't getting cool. What's wrong? One possible problem is that your system could be low on refrigerant. Here are four potential signs of low refrigerant, and what you can do about it.

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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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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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