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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You've likely acquainted your children with various aspects of safety around your home. But what about HVAC safety? You might think that since most of the HVAC system is out of sight, it is of no concern when it comes to your kids' safety.

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By the time Father's Day rolls around, the weather has usually warmed enough to remind your dad that keeping cool is important in this climate. These gift ideas might help you find something he will appreciate throughout the summer and winter, too.

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All HVAC systems use thermostats to control their operation. While some use complicated electronics, chips and programming, they all work off the principle of thermal change. A bimetal thermostat uses a thin strip of brass bolted to an equally thin strip of iron. A gas-bellows thermostat operates on the same principle as a bimetal unit, but gas reacts more quickly to temperature changes.

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Whether you need replacement filters for your HVAC system, or you're comparing different types of new heating or cooling equipment, you'll likely encounter unfamiliar acronyms related to various HVAC ratings. To make learning about your options less confusing, here's what some common HVAC ratings really mean:

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Sleeplessness is a common problem. For some of us it's occasional, for others, it's chronic. Sleep research over the past couple of decades has yielded some rather astonishing findings as far as what affects the length and quality of the sleep we get. Some of the factors that may be affecting your sleep are:

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The heat exchanger plays a critically-important role in the safe operation of your furnace. Essentially, this metal component keeps the combustion fumes produced by the furnace's fuel burner contained so they're safely directed up the system's exhaust flue. If the device fails for any reason, those fumes containing toxic gases including carbon monoxide can escape into the warm air being distributed through your home. Here are some common heat exchanger-related issues that can occur.

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How HVAC Components Work TogetherIt's a common misconception that a home's heating and cooling systems operate on separate tracks, using different HVAC components and equipment. Yet, in a great majority of residential forced-air heating and cooling systems, each "side" shares components.

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Air Balancing: Everything Your Should KnowThe comfort a forced-air HVAC system provides depends on efficient air balancing to a large degree. It’s a term that refers to the air flow from the blower compartment through the ductwork and into each heated room. Imbalanced airflow can drive up energy costs if household members compensate by changing the thermostat’s settings.

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When the temperatures start to drop outside, you're going to soon need your furnace to maintain comfort in your Calgary home. If you haven't checked the heating system as yet, follow these tips so you have peace of mind that it's working at maximum efficiency and there are no reliability or safety concerns.

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When the temperatures start to drop outside, you're going to soon need your furnace to maintain comfort in your Calgary home. If you haven't checked the heating system as yet, follow these tips so you have peace of mind that it's working at maximum efficiency and there are no reliability or safety concerns.

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