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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As a new homeowner, you no doubt have many questions, as you're taking on several responsibilities that you may not be familiar with, especially if this is your first home. The shift from renting to buying a home is a common event in many people’s lives, and there are many new homeowner tips covering a variety of topics to make the transition easier. One area to not overlook is the upkeep of your HVAC system, as you want your new home to be comfortable.

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Climate change is a major concern across the globe. It's important to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint any way you can. One of the biggest consumers of energy in your home is your HVAC system. Here are some ways to save energy and cultivate a more environmentally friendly HVAC system without sacrificing home comfort.

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Important Principles of HVAC Ductwork DesignThe design of your ductwork contributes to your home's comfort, air quality and utility bills. A poorly-designed duct system makes it difficult for your heating and cooling system to operate efficiently and wastes energy through pressure imbalances, air leaks and thermal losses.

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Use MERV Ratings, but Don’t Compromise Airflow NeedsForced-air heating and cooling systems use air filters that have MERV ratings that indicate the size of the particulates the filter traps. MERV is the acronym for minimum efficiency reporting value and the scale runs from 1 to 16 for residential purposes.

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Try Home Humidification If You're Tired Of Dealing With Dry WintersWinter air is drier than air in other seasons, and in combination with the warm, dry air coming out of your heating system, it can produce several types of physical discomforts and external aggravations.

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improve air conditioning costs calgary albertaThe weather is often unpredictable, which makes knowing how to improve air conditioning costs paramount. We never truly know when warmer weather will end, but if you use some of the following tips to improve air conditioning costs, you’ll be assured of savings through the last day of the cooling season.

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In order to select an effective filter, you need to know a little bit about filter efficiency. Furnace filters provide protection for your furnace from pollutants, preventing buildup while cleaning up your indoor air. So when you choose a filter, use these terms to compare efficiency:

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There’s a lot of talk about energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Consumers tend to think that as long as they have a high-efficiency heating system, they’ll get the best energy use possible. While that’s true to a point, there are other factors that impact efficiency. Ductwork design and installation are two of the most significant contributors to efficiency that can make or break utility bills.

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Air filters are a small component of your home’s overall heating and cooling systems; however, they have a big impact both on a system’s efficiency and a home’s comfort level.

Air filters are rated according to the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). The MERV rating shows how efficiently the air filter can trap particles; filters are rated from 1 to 16.

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Many people have no idea what a heat recovery ventilator is, and why should they? It’s an important but often-overlooked component of a household ventilation system – which is an important but often-overlooked companion to a home’s HVAC system. Let’s start at the beginning:

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