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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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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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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Why Your Thermostat Isn't Keeping Its ScheduleProgrammable thermostats are well known for their money-saving features that improve heating and cooling efficiency while also reducing monthly costs for indoor comfort.

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How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading the Right TemperatureIt's a warm summer day in Calgary. The house feels like it's around 30 degrees. So why does the thermostat say it's only 20 degrees? If your thermostat temperature is incorrect, then your HVAC system can't cool your home properly. How can you know if it's reading correctly, and what can you do about it?

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On or Auto: The Battle of the Thermostat SettingsWith the Calgary summer approaching, you'll want to have your A/C on to keep your home cool. But when you adjust your thermostat, "on" isn't the only option – you can also set your thermostat setting to "auto". What's the difference? And which one should you use? The answer is that you can use either one – so long as you know what you're using it for.

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How Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Work?If you're ready to upgrade your home's thermostat, you'll be tempted to purchase a Wi-Fi thermostat. Also called "smart" thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats take the regulation of household temperature to a new level.

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If you haven't gotten around to changing the settings on your programmable thermostat for cold weather energy savings, the sooner the better. A programmable thermostat can't save you money unless you have it set for the particular season.

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