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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 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 being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Are Your Home’s Ducts Tight Enough to Keep Heat Inside?Having a furnace in good condition is a fundamental necessity during Calgary’s frigid winters. If your heating bill has gone up unexpectedly or if your home has hot and cold spots, you may have problems with your ductwork.

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Save Money and Energy in Your Home with a Zoning SystemHow many rooms in your home can your family be in at one time? Your HVAC system sends equal amounts of air to the entire house, whether there are people in a particular room or not. This wastes a lot of energy and it also results in disparate temperatures between rooms.

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Power Outage Preparation Advice for Your Calgary HomeA power outage on a frigid Calgary winter night is a frightening prospect, but with a little preparation, you can stay safe and comfortable.

Plan Ahead for Storms

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Keep Your HVAC System in Shape with these New Year’s ResolutionsAs you're thinking about your New Year's resolutions, make sure you include some HVAC resolutions — in other words, concrete steps to save energy and money in your Calgary-area home throughout the year. Following are several effective tips and HVAC resolution ideas.

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What You Need to Know About Heat Recovery VentilatorsA heat recovery ventilator (HRV) solves the problem of poor ventilation in homes while also minimizing heat loss and heat gain. As homes have become more energy-efficient, airtight construction methods have all but eliminated fresh air infiltration from the outdoors.

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Discover How a Variable-Speed Furnace WorksMost of us grew up in households with furnaces that repeatedly kicked on and off all day long, and accepted that as the way the furnace was supposed to work. Maybe so, but it was a big energy waster, considering that the most energy is consumed during the startup of a furnace than any other time.

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Have You Checked Your Furnace Filter Lately?Here in Alberta, we're no strangers to the cold. We rely on our heating systems to get us through the winter months comfortably. What happens, though, if your furnace doesn't seem to be functioning as it should? Does it mean that your heating equipment is failing?

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What is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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How to Manage a Clogged Drain Before the Plumber ArrivesWhen you have a clogged drain in your bathroom or kitchen, your first and most urgent priority is getting the drain cleared before there's a mess or water overflow.

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Winterization Tips to Improve Home Comfort this SeasonPreparing for cold temperatures through home winterization will improve your comfort and cut your heating costs. Preparing your home before the frigid temperatures hit will also prevent more serious structural or plumbing problems that could be inconvenient and costly.

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