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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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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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Home 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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HVAC
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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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Taking HVAC functionality to the next level, the Lennox iComfort s30 

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Thermostats
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If you're like most homeowners, you know that contaminants can collect in your home's ductwork over time, and that it needs to be cleaned out periodically to keep your HVAC system functioning properly. When you decide to have your ducts cleaned, it's vital to be aware that there are scam artists out there who offer special “deals” that can cost you too much for cleaning that's not even effective. Here are some warning signs of a duct cleaning scam:

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Duct Cleaning
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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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Heating
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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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Furnaces
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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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Heating
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As long as there are pollutants in the air outside, some of them will end up in the air inside your home. Dust, pollen, mold, and other particulates travel unseen through your doors and windows, reducing your indoor air quality. The following list describes some of the more common ways these air pollutants can get inside and what you can do to reduce their presence.

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