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  Hot and humid days can be unpleasant, it's true. But there's one thing worse: hot and humid nights. The sweat. The stickiness. The restless sleep. It's the dark side of an otherwise wonderful summer season.   Luckily, for most of us, an energy-efficient air conditioner that's in good working order can make the hottest […] Read More

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  While most of the country can expect a near normal or warmer July and August than usual, it may also mean higher risks for allergies or for sunburns, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.   That's why Reliance™ has put together a short Summer Survival Guide to help you play smart and experience the […] Read More

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  Canada may be the only country on earth where +30 C in Windsor and -30 C in Iqaluit – on the same day – are simply par for the thermometer. Which might explain why weather isn't just something we Canadians talk about in the elevator, it's a topic many of us are obsessed with […] Read More

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  With warmer weather here, most of us expect to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Nevertheless, we still spend up to 90% of our time inside. And that means, just like when it's cold, indoor air quality (IAQ) is vitally important to maintaining good health.   What exactly is indoor air quality?   […] Read More

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  If you've never heard of hard water, you might think it's what happens to water when it turns to ice in winter! But the truth is hard water has nothing to do with ice cubes in your drink or the melting hockey rink around the corner.   It's really about the amount of minerals […] Read More

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  Yes, it was another biting cold winter and, if you're like most Canadians, your furnace worked its share of overtime keeping your home warm and your family comfortable. But, while your thoughts may now be turning to the sunshine, beaches and cottage weekends just around the corner, it's important not to forget your furnace […] Read More

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    Cracked skin. Irritated sinuses. A scratchy throat and itchy eyes. Dry air is a common source of discomfort at home, and can cause a variety of respiratory problems and increased allergy symptoms. While portable humidifiers may help keep individual rooms adjusted to the right humidity, a whole home option works best to keep […] Read More

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  Our winters aren't just colder, they're often drier. That one-two weather punch causes relative humidity levels to drop and, since dry air feels cooler than warm air, it can lower your indoor comfort levels while making your home harder to heat. There's a simple solution: increase your home's air moisture, which not only makes […] Read More

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      Upgrading your furnace is not an easy decision and many homeowners put it off until there's a catastrophic breakdown, which is usually when they need their furnace most. Planning a replacement ahead of time, however, avoids the discomfort and inconvenience of a cold house and steers you clear of being forced to […] Read More

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  Poor indoor air quality can be concerning throughout the year, as the Canadian Lung Association estimates that the average Canadian spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. This problem is amplified during the winter months, as people tend to spend a great deal of time taking shelter from the cold weather in […] Read More

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