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

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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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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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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Programmable thermostats let you set your home temperature according to your schedule. Smart thermostats learn your habits over time and adjust to them automatically. What if your schedule is more erratic, though? What if the times when you'll be home are different from day to day? In that case, you might consider thermostat geofencing.

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Thermostats
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The HVAC industry is one that’s always developing new and impressive technology to keep your home at its most comfortable. There are numerous innovations currently being developed all over the world. Everything from alternative energy sources, new design ideas, and improvements to automaton are all being worked on and released into the marketplace.

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Thermostats
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How to Know if it’s Time for a Boiler UpgradeBoilers are well-known for their durability and longevity, but they can’t last forever. Eventually, you’ll find yourself shopping around for a newer and more energy-efficient replacement.

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Boilers
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Damien McCusker

In Calgary's cold, snowy winters, a reliable boiler plays a critical role in your comfort. By learning the signs of a struggling boiler, you'll know when to contact a technician for boiler repair before the system breaks down. Here are some red flags to note:

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Boilers
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When the weather starts to cool down at the beginning of fall it’s usually a welcome change. However, that cool weather is a sign that it’s going to be downright cold pretty soon. When it does get cold, you’ll need your boiler to be functioning the right way to keep your house warm.

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High Efficiency Furnace? Make Sure Your Home Is Up to the MarkWhen you make the choice to install high efficiency equipment in your home you will not only be saving money on your utility bill but you will also boost your home's overall value. It’s a win-win situation.

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Furnaces
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Damien McCusker

Duct cleaning isn’t the silver bullet of HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality that some service providers might have you believe. However, there are some key benefits to getting your ducts professionally cleaned. 

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Duct Cleaning

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