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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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Troubleshooting Issues Caused by the Toilet FlapperPlumbing leaks, faucets left dripping and toilets that won't stop flushing can all add up to a major water drain in your Calgary home. In the case of a toilet, endless water cycling is usually caused by a fault in the toilet flapper. These issues are often simple to fix, but can be expensive if left unaddressed, so it pays to know a bit about toilet flapper troubleshooting.

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Maintain Your Home’s Ductwork for Maximum HVAC System EfficiencyCalgary's warm summers and frigid winters place a heavy year-round workload on your heating and cooling system. Because your ducts are part of that system, regular duct maintenance is essential for keeping your whole system running safely and efficiently.

Why Your Ducts Need Regular Attention

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How to Use That Programmable Thermostat to Your AdvantageA programmable thermostat is a valuable tool that can cut your energy bills and improve your comfort levels at the same time. Just like any tool, the more you know about operating it, the better the results will be. 

Types of Programmable Thermostats

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How Does Air Balancing Play Into the Performance of Your HVAC System?When air balancing is correct, your HVAC ductwork distributes the appropriate volume of cooled or heated air to each room according to its size and returns an equal amount back to the A/C or furnace.

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Monthly Water BillThere's room in almost any household for effective ways to reduce water bills. On average each Canadian citizen consumes about 340 litres per person every day. That’s about twice the per capita water consumption of industrialized countries in Europe.

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When It’s Time for an A/C Replacement, Think Lifetime Costs A/C replacement is often a necessity when existing equipment unexpectedly fails or needs a major repair. If you're purchasing a new air conditioner under these circumstances, you may be tempted to simply pick the least expensive model just to minimize your inconvenience.

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Air Conditioning
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Keep Harmful VOCs Out of Your Home With These TipsVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the gases created by products made from chemicals. Depending on your sensitivity, they can harm your health. As some man-made products age, they emit gases that cause reactions ranging from mild to serious.

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Reduce Home Cooling Costs This Summer With Step-by-Step InstructionsWith summer around the corner, you may be dreading the inevitable increase in your electric bill. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way to reduce cooling costs?

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An A/C That's Blowing Hot Air Is Trying to Tell You SomethingOne of the main issues that homeowners face with their central air conditioners is a failure to deliver cool air. It's obviously a major failing if a device can't perform the main function it's designed to do.

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Water Heater Problems That May Be Plaguing Your Calgary HomeIf you've been having problems with hot water in your home, it helps to have a working knowledge of common water heater problems. Following are some of the most common issues experienced with storage tank water heaters. First, though, a quick primer on how a traditional tank water heater operates.

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