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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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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for CalgariansIn our part of the world, fall can come early, necessitating turning on the heating system before we normally do.

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Barbecuing and How it Affects Indoor Air QualityGrilling is all the rage these days. Homeowners nationwide have awakened to the myriad possibilities of cooking on a grill, while enjoying the convenience of keeping the cooking odors and heat outdoors. But grilling has some hazards, whether you use charcoal or propane. Fires, burns and explosions do happen with grilling. But so does poisoning from carbon monoxide given off by the charcoal or propane.

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Variable Speed HVAC for Calgary HomesNumerous advances in technology have helped make HVAC systems more efficient without sacrificing comfort or performance. Variable-speed HVAC systems are one such innovation, providing homes with an efficient yet effective way of maintaining cooling comfort.

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When is the best time of day to run your A/C? The obvious answer is, "When it's hot." However, that's not the only factor in play. There's also your power bill to think of. Many energy companies employ what's known as time-variant pricing, in determining how much to charge you each month.

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Schedule an Annual Checkup

An HVAC technician should be called to your home for an annual checkup of your equipment at least once per year. This will keep the system running smoothly and prolong its operational lifespan. If you haven't done so this year, now's the time to get it done.

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Geothermal systems can give Calgary homeowners a more energy-efficient way to keep their homes warm or cool instead of using a furnace or central air conditioner. However, these systems aren’t necessarily the most suitable choice for everyone. Learn more about this type of system to help you determine if it might be a good option for your home.

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Forest Fire Smoke & Your Home HVAC System

Calgary Air Quality Warning

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Although they are built to last and are rugged equipment, it is possible that you have an overworked HVAC system. It could be nearing the end of its lifetime or being used in a way that makes it work harder than it needs to.

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Clogged dryer vents are the number 1 cause of home fires in Canada, with thousands of dryer vent fires reported every year. The fires are usually ignited by a spark setting lint trapped in the exhaust hose on fire. It's important to pay attention to signs there may be an obstruction, and to correct it right away.

Here's what you need to know about dryer ventilation:

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Home Safety
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When vacation time rolls around, most of us are in a quandary about what to do about our homes. Pets, plants, mail, deliveries and home systems may all require some attention.

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