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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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IAQ - Indoor Air Quality

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Damien McCusker

There's nothing like a lovely, pine-scented, live Christmas tree to get us in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, these beloved symbols of the yuletide season can compromise our indoor air quality by triggering some pretty nasty allergic reactions once they're inside our homes.

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When the weather gets colder, your heating bills tend to go up thanks to Calgary’s freezing temperatures. If you’re looking to save money on these bills, you might be tempted to block a few HVAC vents in your home that are in areas that you don’t use much. However, there are important reasons to avoid doing that.

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Barbecuing and How it Affects Indoor Air QualityGrilling is all the rage these days. Homeowners nationwide have awakened to the myriad possibilities of cooking on a grill, while enjoying the convenience of keeping the cooking odors and heat outdoors. But grilling has some hazards, whether you use charcoal or propane. Fires, burns and explosions do happen with grilling. But so does poisoning from carbon monoxide given off by the charcoal or propane.

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Forest Fire Smoke & Your Home HVAC System

Calgary Air Quality Warning

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As long as there are pollutants in the air outside, some of them will end up in the air inside your home. Dust, pollen, mold, and other particulates travel unseen through your doors and windows, reducing your indoor air quality. The following list describes some of the more common ways these air pollutants can get inside and what you can do to reduce their presence.

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Controlling Dust All Over Your HomeDust may be a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it on a daily basis. Controlling dust in your Calgary home simply takes a bit of hard work, and we're here to give you some great tips that will get you started.

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Get Cleaner Air With HouseplantsThere's an easy and inexpensive way of cleaning your indoor air — houseplants. Adding houseplants to your home not only beautifies your indoor space but also boosts your indoor air quality. Let's learn more about how these gifts from Mother Nature purify your air.

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Stop the Sneeze! Allergy TipsCalgary has a lengthy allergy season that starts in the spring, during which an abundance of allergens, the substances that set off allergies, are generated by grass, flower and tree pollen.

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Control Pollutants in Your HouseholdIf you're concerned about air pollution and seek refuge inside your home from dirty air, we have some troubling news. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is likely to be two to five times dirtier than outdoor air. This is a significant public health threat that also can erode quality of life.

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What is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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