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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service and maintenance

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There's nothing like running your A/C on a hot day. Only no matter how long it runs, your house isn't getting cool. What's wrong? One possible problem is that your system could be low on refrigerant. Here are four potential signs of low refrigerant, and what you can do about it.

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Air Conditioning
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It's always recommended that you schedule maintenance on your HVAC system at least twice a year -- in the spring to ensure your air conditioner works right when warm weather arrives, and in the fall, so that your furnace or other heating system will get you through winter.

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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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Does it seem as if your water heater doesn't deliver water as hot as it should be in the winter?

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Water Heaters
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This year throughout most of Canada, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March - March 11, to be exact. This means most Canadians will "spring forward" on that day, turning their clocks ahead one hour.

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HVAC
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Winter is flying by and spring is just around the corner, so before long, it will be time to switch over from heating to cooling your Calgary home. Before spring arrives, you should create an end of winter maintenance checklist for your HVAC system that includes these tasks:

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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. Scheduling professional boiler maintenance in the fall offers a number of additional benefits, including:

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Boilers
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An HVAC technician uses an array of tools to perform maintenance and repairs or install new equipment. Many tools are also used by other trades, such as a reciprocating saw, tube cutter, ladder, wire stripper and level, and various types of pliers, snips, screwdrivers and wrenches. Other more specialized HVAC tools are used too, depending on the specific work being performed. Some of the top tools of the HVAC trade include:

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