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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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Your home’s indoor air quality can be affected by a variety of irritants such as dust, mold, and chemicals. Among these irritants, dust is very common in households, which may make it seem rather harmless. However, dust and the associated dust mites can greatly reduce your home's air quality.

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Questions about washable vs disposable air filters for your HVAC system occasionally come up.

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Alberta Forest Fires Affect Indoor Air Quality CalgarySpecial air quality statement in effect for the City of Calgary: “Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility over much of the province this morning.”Air quality warnings in Calgary are common during forest fires and have reached a critical point this week as forest fires continue to spread through the province.

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Spring weather is on its way in our region, and by next month we should be enjoying more of it, with fresh breezes and sweet-smelling air. At least we hope wherever you are, the air is clean and smells good. If not, maybe it's time to think about how you can help make it better by boosting air quality awareness.

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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

 

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If you’ve ever wondered about the true health of your indoor air quality, an Air Advice Monitor can remove the uncertainty.

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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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