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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Frozen A/C? Use These TipsYou might think that a frozen air conditioner is just a temporary inconvenience that's easily solved by shutting down the system to let the cooling coil defrost.

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Boost Air Conditioner EfficiencyThe efficiency of your air conditioner affects how well it cools and how much it costs to keep your home's interior comfortable. Time and wear can combine to reduce the system's efficiency and drive up your cooling bills. Try some or all of the following suggestions to increase air conditioner efficiency this year. If you do, you'll see better system performance and lower energy costs.

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Xeriscaping is a Low-Maintenance Way to Landscape Around Your A/CThe landscaping around your A/C's outdoor condenser makes a difference in how efficiently it runs and one of the best styles to use is xeriscaping. Greek for "dry," a xeriscape combines low-water use plants with masonry or native rock materials to create an enticing landscape with little maintenance and water use.

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Tips to Help with Air Conditioner ShoppingAs with any major purchase, when you buy a new air conditioner for your home, research is essential as well as taking care to avoid making certain common mistakes. Consider the following when shopping for a new air conditioner.

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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for FallOnce the outdoor temperature starts to drop and there's no need for home cooling, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for fall weather. Here's how to protect your costly outdoor component from the coming cold, ice, and snow so it stays in tip-top shape over the winter.

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Look for These Central A/C Features When Buying a New SystemChoosing a new cooling system for your home may be one of the more complex processes you go through, which is why it's important to look for certain central A/C features when you begin shopping. Paying attention to the following basics of central cooling system selection promotes energy efficiency and comfort. 

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3 Common A/C Condensate Drain Problems to AvoidThe condensate drainage system is an essential component of an A/C unit. As warm airflow is pulled through the cold evaporator coil, water vapor condenses on the coil, producing a lot of water. The water drips into a condensate pan, flows through a drain tube and trap, and exits the cooling system via a floor drain.

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Why You Shouuld Consider a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your A/C UpgradeIf you're planning to upgrade the A/C in your Calgary home, a variable-speed air handler is worth considering to help you maximize the benefits of this major investment. The air handler is the cooling system component that's responsible for sending conditioned air throughout the home.

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When It’s Time for an A/C Replacement, Think Lifetime Costs A/C replacement is often a necessity when existing equipment unexpectedly fails or needs a major repair. If you're purchasing a new air conditioner under these circumstances, you may be tempted to simply pick the least expensive model just to minimize your inconvenience.

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An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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