About Phil

Phil Laprairie, manager of Arpi’s residential division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 34 years. He raises funds for various organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and enjoys spending quality time with his two grandchildren...

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Now that autumn is fading and winter weather is settling in, it's wise to take precautions to avoid damage to your home and keep your family safe from hazards like carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Following these winter home safety tips can help you stay snug and secure during the cold months ahead.

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Signs That Your Ductwork is Too OldYour ductwork is hidden out of sight behind the walls and ceilings of your home, so you may not give it much thought or realize how its age and condition impact the operation of your heating and cooling system.

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If you're ready to upgrade your older HVAC equipment, you now have an opportunity to select features that offer the latest in home comfort solutions. Investing to a new system with the following features can not only bring you greater comfort, but you'll also gain other benefits like cleaner indoor air and energy savings too.

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When the temperatures start to drop outside, you're going to soon need your furnace to maintain comfort in your Calgary home. If you haven't checked the heating system as yet, follow these tips so you have peace of mind that it's working at maximum efficiency and there are no reliability or safety concerns.

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When the temperatures start to drop outside, you're going to soon need your furnace to maintain comfort in your Calgary home. If you haven't checked the heating system as yet, follow these tips so you have peace of mind that it's working at maximum efficiency and there are no reliability or safety concerns.

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In a home that uses a gas furnace for heating, it's necessary to take some extra safety precautions before turning the furnace on for winter. One of the most important of these precautions is checking your carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working.

The Need for Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Most people realize that the less water they use in their household, the more money they'll save when the water bill arrives at the end of the month. But that's not the only benefit of conserving water; it prevents a precious natural resource from being wasted. That's why it's reassuring to know that a government program is available, WaterSense, that provides guidelines for conserving water.

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Getting through Calgary's long, cold winters in comfort takes some know-how and correctly resetting the programmable thermostat for winter is one of the things you should know how to do. With the right temperature settings, your thermostat will keep you comfortable efficiently 24 hours a day.

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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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Air Cleaner or Air Purifier: What to Choose?With so many technologies, names, and acronyms used in regards to indoor air quality (IAQ), you may become confused or flustered when you're shopping for an air cleaner or air purifier. Even the terminology used for these air cleaning systems is shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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