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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Modern technology has made home management easier and more accessible, and this extends to temperature control. Smart thermostats are learning devices that internalize your family’s habits and adjust the temperature in your home based on daily activities and needs.

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Programmable thermostats let you set your home temperature according to your schedule. Smart thermostats learn your habits over time and adjust to them automatically. What if your schedule is more erratic, though? What if the times when you'll be home are different from day to day? In that case, you might consider thermostat geofencing.

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The HVAC industry is one that’s always developing new and impressive technology to keep your home at its most comfortable. There are numerous innovations currently being developed all over the world. Everything from alternative energy sources, new design ideas, and improvements to automaton are all being worked on and released into the marketplace.

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If you’re upgrading to a new smart thermostat, a c-wire is a necessary addition, too. Short for “common wire,” the c-wire is needed to deliver continuous 24-volt electricity to the new thermostat.

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When to Change the Batteries on Your ThermostatAs we move from one season to the next and continue to rely on a properly operational HVAC system, the importance of having a working thermotstat cannot be understated. Thermostat maintenance typically includes swapping out the batteries.

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All HVAC systems use thermostats to control their operation. While some use complicated electronics, chips and programming, they all work off the principle of thermal change. A bimetal thermostat uses a thin strip of brass bolted to an equally thin strip of iron. A gas-bellows thermostat operates on the same principle as a bimetal unit, but gas reacts more quickly to temperature changes.

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Taking HVAC functionality to the next level, the Lennox iComfort s30 

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Given the length of the Calgary winter, smart heating makes sense to cut energy costs and improve indoor comfort. Thermostats form the core of smart systems because they control when your HVAC system runs, and in some cases, where it runs.

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Sleeplessness is a common problem. For some of us it's occasional, for others, it's chronic. Sleep research over the past couple of decades has yielded some rather astonishing findings as far as what affects the length and quality of the sleep we get. Some of the factors that may be affecting your sleep are:

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Fall and winter vacations are a bit tricky when it comes to thermostat settings. You don't want to waste energy if the house is vacant, but then again you don't want to come back to burst pipes and frozen plants. So what are the best thermostat settings for your furnace or other type of heating system while you're away?

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