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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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Seasonal heat can drive up your HVAC summer energy bills, and these tips can help you lower them. Routine maintenance can cut your energy costs without having to resort to warmer temperatures.

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Air Conditioning
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Insulation is something people often associate with winter and rightly so. It helps keep your house warmer during the cold weather. So can you imagine the effect it will have in the summer? It will make your home feel like a sauna, right? Nothing could be further from the truth.

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As winter comes to a close, you should be assessing your furnace performance.

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Furnaces
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When the weather gets colder, your heating bills tend to go up thanks to Calgary’s freezing temperatures. If you’re looking to save money on these bills, you might be tempted to block a few HVAC vents in your home that are in areas that you don’t use much. However, there are important reasons to avoid doing that.

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While it’s fairly easy to sail through summer with low energy bills, saving money on energy during the winter is much more of a challenge. These tips will help you cut your heating costs without sacrificing any of your comfort during the heating season.

Have your system serviced.

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The cost of energy for your home is continually getting more expensive. You can find ways to conserve, but even so, necessities like heating and cooling drive your bills through the roof.

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Energy Efficiency
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Smart homes just keep on getting smarter. There appears to be no end to the ways smart technology can be adapted for your convenience, comfort, safety and savings. So let's look at some scenarios where smart technology could be used in your home, with a particular emphasis on smart home savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Architects collaborate with HVAC engineers on HVAC placement as they design the mechanical systems for homes. It matters because its location does make a difference in its energy efficiency and safety.

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Reasons Why Tight Ductwork Is ImportantIn any forced-air heating and cooling system, ductwork plays a key role in delivering conditioned air to rooms throughout the house. Without tight, securely sealed ducts, much of the air that you're hoping will improve comfort in various rooms may be lost before it arrives at its destination.

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Heating your Calgary home accounts for a large portion of your energy bill, and taking steps to reduce your heating costs can leave you more money for the little pleasures in life.

A leaky home envelope allows cold air from outside to infiltrate your home, reducing your comfort and taxing your HVAC system as it works overtime to compensate for lost air. Sealing these air leaks has far-reaching benefits:

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