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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A furnace is a necessity for keeping your home comfortable during the colder parts of the year — or just on cold mornings. Furnaces are an expensive but needed part of every home, and knowing when to replace your furnace and what to look for in a new one is very important.

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A condensing furnace recovers heat that standard furnaces lose.

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Given the length of the Calgary winter, smart heating makes sense to cut energy costs and improve indoor comfort. Thermostats form the core of smart systems because they control when your HVAC system runs, and in some cases, where it runs.

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If some spaces in your home always seem too chilly in the winter, it's smart to look for ways to heat cold rooms before the season settles in. You can start by troubleshooting some basic heating system issues that adversely affect comfort:

·       Check the room's heating registers. Make sure that each one is fully open and that the grilles aren't obstructed by long drapes, furniture or other items.

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If you rely on a boiler for heating your Calgary home, keeping it well maintained can give you peace of mind that your family will enjoy a cozy, comfortable home throughout the coming winter months.

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The weather in Calgary is enough to drive up your heating bills without inefficiencies in your house adding to the problem. With a few simple home improvements, you can reduce your home's heating load to stay cozier and cut your heating expenses.

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Face It — Your Heating System Needs an UpgradeNo matter how cutting edge your furnace was when you purchased and installed it, over time furnaces wear out and technology changes. Eventually you will come to the point where it makes more sense for you to replace the furnace in your Alberta or Calgary home than it does to repair it. Knowing when it's time to upgrade will help you make the best choices for your home.

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You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable during the long, cold Calgary winter, and problems with your system can really ruin your day. Sometimes, the first indication of a problem manifests in a furnace smell that doesn't seem quite right. Here are some common smells you may encounter and what they might mean.

Electrical or Metallic

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Here's What to Know About the Parts of Your FurnaceCalgary gets mighty cold in the winter, and your furnace is your first defense against frigid weather. While the furnace doesn't have many moving parts, it's a complex machine, and understanding how your system works can help you troubleshoot problems and effectively communicate with an HVAC technician should something go wrong.

The Thermostat

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If you deal with the Calgary winter by using a space heater in a chilly room, be sure you practice the utmost caution when it’s running. While they’re convenient and inexpensive to buy, they have an unfortunate downside when it comes to safety.

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