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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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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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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In addition to enhanced indoor comfort and improved energy efficiency, upgrading to a new cooling and heating system means proper HVAC disposal of the old system. While they aren't any use to you anymore, some of the old components that are being replaced need to be properly recycled.

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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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Signs Your A/C System is DyingLike all systems in your home, your air conditioner will inevitably break down and need repair or replacement. The cost of keeping a dying air conditioner can be more than that of buying a new one in the long run. So how can you know if your A/C system is on its last leg?

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odour coming from furnaceYou're probably committing one of the cardinal sins of HVAC efficiency without realizing it. While it can be tempting to block the cold air returns for rooms you’re not using to save energy or place furniture against them to arrange a room, blocking these registers is one of the most common ways to undermine your cooling and heating system.

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Condensation On My Air Conditioner Unit: Should I Be Worried?If you're like most homeowners, you seldom or never peer into the cabinet that houses the working parts of your air conditioner. But if you were to do so and you encountered excessive condensation, overflowing water or water damage, what should you do?

How Much Is Too Much Condensation?

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With energy costs sure to rise in coming years, energy efficiency has become a prime consideration for homeowners looking to replace their home's central air conditioning system. Luckily, air conditioner ratings are available that show how well a particular cooling system converts electricity into cooling.

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Most homeowners don't think about water leaks when it comes to their air conditioner. After all, it's an air system. Why would it be leaking water? What may surprise some homeowners is that every A/C has a condensate drain that has one job — trapping and funneling water away from your air conditioning system.

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