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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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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Christmas is coming! What do you want this year? Maybe you should ask Santa for a new HVAC system. It's a slightly taller order than, say, a pair of socks, but it's no less important a gift. Here are five reasons you should put a new HVAC on your Christmas list this year.

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Autumn is here, and you know what that means: time for your annual fall maintenance. There are a number of tasks that need to be done, to get your house and your HVAC system ready for winter. Here's a handy checklist to help you stay on top of things.

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Insulation is something people often associate with winter and rightly so. It helps keep your house warmer during the cold weather. So can you imagine the effect it will have in the summer? It will make your home feel like a sauna, right? Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Now that the weather is warming up all over the country, many of you are probably planning to hit the road or take to the skies on vacation. Before you head out, though, here are some HVAC vacation tips that you should utilize to help you save energy and utility costs while you're gone.

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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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You've likely acquainted your children with various aspects of safety around your home. But what about HVAC safety? You might think that since most of the HVAC system is out of sight, it is of no concern when it comes to your kids' safety.

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