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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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The heating and cooling system in your home probably uses the most energy of any other appliance you have. You might be able to trim those costs by adopting different HVAC habits that don’t necessarily include changing the thermostat’s setting. Keeping the system clean and maintained, as well as using it wisely may be all you need to get more from it for less.

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When is the best time of day to run your A/C? The obvious answer is, "When it's hot." However, that's not the only factor in play. There's also your power bill to think of. Many energy companies employ what's known as time-variant pricing, in determining how much to charge you each month.

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Although they are built to last and are rugged equipment, it is possible that you have an overworked HVAC system. It could be nearing the end of its lifetime or being used in a way that makes it work harder than it needs to.

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When vacation time rolls around, most of us are in a quandary about what to do about our homes. Pets, plants, mail, deliveries and home systems may all require some attention.

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By the time Father's Day rolls around, the weather has usually warmed enough to remind your dad that keeping cool is important in this climate. These gift ideas might help you find something he will appreciate throughout the summer and winter, too.

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Many homeowners are not aware of the basic way their HVAC system works. Among the various common mistakes homeowners make when running their HVAC systems is creating a pressure imbalance by closing interior doors while the system is running.

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It's not unusual to experience problems with a home's cooling system in the spring when it hasn't been used for a few months. Here are three common spring HVAC problems that you might encounter this year and what you can do to get them solved quickly:

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With spring in Calgary comes thoughts of getting your house back in order and ready for summer fun. As you make your spring cleaning checklist, make sure that your HVAC system is on there. Here are some spring HVAC checklist items you will want to have on your list as you prepare your home for the coming warmer months.

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This year throughout most of Canada, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March - March 11, to be exact. This means most Canadians will "spring forward" on that day, turning their clocks ahead one hour.

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Does your HVAC system do its job to heat and cool your home comfortably and efficiently? How is your indoor air quality (IAQ) and the humidity levels? Maintaining optimal home comfort, efficiency and IAQ is a tall order for any HVAC system, which actually can't be accomplished with a furnace and A/C alone. Read on to learn which HVAC add-on systems are ideal for your Calgary home.

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