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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Most of us think online reviews are a huge help in determining what we should buy, where we should visit/stay or what services we should hire. But how much confidence should we have in such reviews, particularly when it comes to expensive equipment such as our HVAC systems?

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Signs Your A/C System is DyingLike all systems in your home, your air conditioner will inevitably break down and need repair or replacement. The cost of keeping a dying air conditioner can be more than that of buying a new one in the long run. So how can you know if your A/C system is on its last leg?

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Condensation On My Air Conditioner Unit: Should I Be Worried?If you're like most homeowners, you seldom or never peer into the cabinet that houses the working parts of your air conditioner. But if you were to do so and you encountered excessive condensation, overflowing water or water damage, what should you do?

How Much Is Too Much Condensation?

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Most homeowners don't think about water leaks when it comes to their air conditioner. After all, it's an air system. Why would it be leaking water? What may surprise some homeowners is that every A/C has a condensate drain that has one job — trapping and funneling water away from your air conditioning system.

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When you think about it, one thermostat to control the air conditioning and heating for the entire home isn't really that efficient. After all, your home's rooms differ in their needs for heating and cooling, depending on size, how many windows there are, window size, the home's orientation to the sun and other factors.

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Air Conditioner: TroubleshootingAir conditioners are complex systems, and any problem more serious than the most basic should be diagnosed and addressed by a trained HVAC professional. However, as a homeowner, you can help by being aware of common problems that can reduce air conditioner efficiency, erode performance or cause the A/C to break down entirely.

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Boost Air Conditioner EfficiencyThe efficiency of your air conditioner affects how well it cools and how much it costs to keep your home's interior comfortable. Time and wear can combine to reduce the system's efficiency and drive up your cooling bills. Try some or all of the following suggestions to increase air conditioner efficiency this year. If you do, you'll see better system performance and lower energy costs.

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Xeriscaping is a Low-Maintenance Way to Landscape Around Your A/CThe landscaping around your A/C's outdoor condenser makes a difference in how efficiently it runs and one of the best styles to use is xeriscaping. Greek for "dry," a xeriscape combines low-water use plants with masonry or native rock materials to create an enticing landscape with little maintenance and water use.

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Tips to Help with Air Conditioner ShoppingAs with any major purchase, when you buy a new air conditioner for your home, research is essential as well as taking care to avoid making certain common mistakes. Consider the following when shopping for a new air conditioner.

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5 Things to Include on Your Fall HVAC Maintenance ListThorough fall HVAC maintenance is one of the most effective ways to ensure your system will run reliably and efficiently throughout the harsh Calgary winter. Don't miss these five important steps you can do yourself.

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