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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 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 being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Air Conditioning

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One of the perks of living in Calgary is its relatively mild summers. Low energy bills during this time make up for the high cost of staying warm in the winter. However, a lot of homeowners still use central air conditioners on those days where discomfort becomes a factor. To keep your system running on the days that you need it, there are some common A/C problems that you can avoid: clogged drains and leaks.

Clogged drains result from the following:

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Smart consumers know that the repair-or-replace question is best asked before a system breaks down. Imagine trying to make an informed decision about replacing your heating system in the middle of an Alberta winter. You can use clues about your current HVAC systems to take the time to comparison shop and get the best system possible – before there are problems.

Energy Star recommends that consumers consider replacing heating systems after 15 years. That’s because newer systems are more energy efficient, making energy bills lower and your home more comfortable.

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With the long winters in our region, Calgary residents often find themselves spending a lot of time indoors. So indoor air quality concerns become a priority with the increased amount of time spent breathing indoor air. You can’t always control the environment in your workplace or school, but you can take some steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality and make it as safe as possible. Here are three areas where you can take proactive steps:

1. Source Control

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The value of HVAC systems is evident: throughout the long Canadian winter, homeowners rely on heating equipment to stay comfortable and warm. It’s just as critical that air conditioning systems work well on those warm but well-appreciated summer days.

HVAC contractors know how valuable these systems are to homeowners. That’s why companies like Arpi’s offer premium annual service plans to keep heating and cooling equipment in the best shape possible.

Annual service puts your equipment in peak operation condition. Without it, several things can happen:

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Energy savings is at the forefront of consumer concerns. Conservation is not only kinder to the environment; it saves you money. Arpi’s cares about consumers and wants you to get the most for your energy dollars. We help our customers get the best installation and service on energy-efficiency products and show you how to use them properly. Here are our top list of tips for saving energy.

Cooling

There are several factors that influence a cooling system’s energy consumption. You can cut energy use by:

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Ductless mini splits are a great energy-efficient option. These types of systems are growing in popularity for several reasons.

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Most homeowners want to get the most for their air conditioning dollars, and they don’t want to spend their money frivolously on equipment and features they don’t need. But if you’re looking to buy an A/C system this year, there are reasons for choosing high-efficiency air conditioning that make spending the extra money worthwhile.

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In order to drive safely, people must learn basic traffic laws and understand terms like, “right of way,” “interchange,” and, “on ramp/off ramp.” While these phrases are most likely commonplace to you now, there was probably a learning curve when you first began driving.

The same goes for the HVAC industry. Unless you eat, sleep and breathe HVAC, you might not know what MERV, AFUE and SEER mean; however, as a homeowner, it’s important that you get to know them.

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However, shopping for an air conditioning system is probably not on the top of your list of priorities. With snow still on the ground and cold temperatures, it’s hard to think about A/C. In spite of that, this time of year is often the best time to shop for a system.

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Do you know that the average home may have up to five times more pollution than the outside air? In addition to this, indoor air pollution is considered one of the top five environmental health risks.

As a result of these environmental pollutants, the air we breathe inside our homes puts us at risk for a variety of health problems. Asthma, allergies, headaches, and fatigue are just a few of the ailments that may be caused or worsened by indoor air pollutants.

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