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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 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 being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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If you are one of the 60 million Americans who suffers from allergies, you will be all too familiar with watery, itchy eyes; sneezing and a runny nose. The average American home harbors around 72 trillion airborne allergens. No matter how much or how often you clean, some of these floating allergens will survive.

One of the best ways to reduce your allergy symptoms is to improve your indoor air quality. Allergy-proofing your home can protect you and your family from many common allergens. Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Homeowners often place importance on getting energy savings through air-sealing projects and upgrading to energy-efficient equipment. These steps are certainly effective, but did you know that you can work with landscaping to make a positive impact on energy savings, as well as beautify the outside of your home?

Regions like Calgary’s are classified as “cool.” That means that homes can take advantage of:

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Tankless water heaters can provide comfortable, seamless water flow with significantly reduced energy consumption, making your water bills and water-heating bills much more manageable. In order to size a system for your home, however, you need to consider flow rate and temperature.

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When you need installation or repair work done, it’s wise to get several HVAC quotes. However, once you have those quotes in hand, do you know how to select a contractor based on their information? Arpi’s is confident that you’ll find our service and expertise second to none, and we want you to know how to read those quotes so you get the best equipment for the right price.

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Homeowners have a lot to consider when replacing cooling equipment. You want to make a wise choice because this purchase is a big investment – and your comfort depends on it. Even if your cooling equipment suddenly died on you, the Arpi’s strategy for replacement covers all the bases to get a system back up and running quickly.

Use these replacement questions:

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Summertime brings a slower pace and a welcome vacation; however, that doesn’t mean you have to give energy savings a break. Here are Arpi’s tips for energy savings through the dog days of summer.

Tips that require effort, and add up to some savings:

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Crawlspace problems often lead to energy loss and impact your home’s comfort levels if they aren’t properly insulated. However, before you can address insulation, you have to consider ventilation, as vented and unvented crawlspaces require different responses.

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Most homeowners probably think that an efficient attic is one that has sufficient insulation. However, insulation is only half the battle; air sealing is the other. There are many potential areas in an attic for air leaks to occur due to the connections between the walls and the ceiling, framing, soffits and chimney, just to name a few.

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There are some home projects that lend themselves to do-it-yourself (DIY) mode; however, other jobs are better left to the professionals—especially when significant safety hazards exist. DIY refrigerant-replacement jobs are not recommended because of the severity of the safety risks and the nature of the refrigerant’s makeup and its flammability. Don’t take this project on–no matter what you hear in the media.

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Recently, the city of Calgary approved a measure that requires all new toilet installations to comply with water-saving requirements for low-flow toilets, set at a maximum flushing capability of six litres. While most consumers agree that saving water and energy is good in principle, if the performance of a toilet doesn’t measure up they’re more likely to balk.

While the first low-flow toilets on the market didn’t perform well, technology is catching up to demand. Ultimately, performance is the deciding factor that makes low-flow toilets green and user-friendly.

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