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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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Smart homes just keep on getting smarter. There appears to be no end to the ways smart technology can be adapted for your convenience, comfort, safety and savings. So let's look at some scenarios where smart technology could be used in your home, with a particular emphasis on smart home savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Architects collaborate with HVAC engineers on HVAC placement as they design the mechanical systems for homes. It matters because its location does make a difference in its energy efficiency and safety.

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Reasons Why Tight Ductwork Is ImportantIn any forced-air heating and cooling system, ductwork plays a key role in delivering conditioned air to rooms throughout the house. Without tight, securely sealed ducts, much of the air that you're hoping will improve comfort in various rooms may be lost before it arrives at its destination.

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Air Ducts
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Heating your Calgary home accounts for a large portion of your energy bill, and taking steps to reduce your heating costs can leave you more money for the little pleasures in life.

A leaky home envelope allows cold air from outside to infiltrate your home, reducing your comfort and taxing your HVAC system as it works overtime to compensate for lost air. Sealing these air leaks has far-reaching benefits:

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Getting Rid of Residential Energy VampiresIt’s good to practice habits that save money and preserve resources, but any energy vampires in your home could undermine your efforts. These are the electronics, appliances and devices that continue to use electricity even when they’re shut off, or those with clocks or timers.

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Energy Saving Tips
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It seems like everywhere you turn these days you hear about some new "smart" technology. Now, even HVAC systems have entered the realm of smart operation. Following is a rundown on what you can expect if you're upgrading to a smart HVAC system.

What a Smart HVAC System Can Do

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Purchasing new appliances for your home gives you the opportunity to install the most energy-efficient equipment possible. Products with high efficiency can save you significant amounts of money over time through lower monthly operating costs. As you look, check for the Canadian EnerGuide label.

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Energy Efficiency
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The long hours of intense sunshine in Calgary increase cooling costs, but you can lessen some of that heat gain by using solar shades. These shades block some of the heat solar radiation creates when it strikes surfaces.

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Want to Save Money During Cooler Weather? Follow these TipsThe cold weather is coming back to Alberta, and you'll be surprised to hear about the ways you can save money by stressing energy efficiency at home. Try some of the following and you could see significant energy and money savings this winter.

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Heat Loss? Here’s What You Can Do to Fix itWhen the weather gets cold, heat loss from your home can result in substantial amounts of wasted energy and money. Not only do you lose air you've already paid to heat, you have to pay again to heat more air to make up for the loss. This puts unnecessary stress on your heating system, causing the equipment to malfunction more frequently and wear out early.

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