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Air Quality

  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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  While most new homes are built to be airtight for more efficiency in heating and cooling, poor indoor air quality can be a side effect. Our weather - cold winters, hot summers - means we have to keep windows and doors closed throughout most of the year.  As such, typical pollutants like dust, dust mites, […] Read More

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When you’ve incurred the expense of installing a high-quality, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the last thing you want is for its efficiency to be compromised with a mediocre support system. Yet, ductwork is often the most ignored component of a home comfort structure. Knowing how your ductwork will impact your HVAC […] Read More

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Selecting the right HVAC air filter for your home can often be a confusing process, with so many products available in the market. Being able to choose the best air filter takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), and how they reflect the quality of the filter. An air filter’s MERV […] Read More

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HVAC Maintenance

Most Canadian homeowners are well aware of the toll a harsh winter can take on a home’s heating system. While winterizing your home and scheduling an annual service call with Reliance Home Comfort are steps in the right direction, maintaining your system throughout the season will help increase your equipment’s energy efficiency and overall performance. […] Read More

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The ductwork in your home plays an essential role in keeping you and your family comfortable all year long. Ducts supply heat and cool air to all of the rooms in your home. When ducts become dirty or obstructed, they can cause a number of problems that affect the comfort level in your home, as […] Read More

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While mold itself cannot be completely removed from the home, its growth can certainly be prevented. Mold growth depends upon the presence of moisture, warm conditions and something for it to feed upon. So when thinking about how to prevent the growth of household mold, these are the three areas that need to be focused […] Read More

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If you’re like most Canadian homeowners these days, then chances are good that cutting costs and conserving energy are pretty high up on your list of household priorities. That means ensuring that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible and that there are no costly air leaks in your home.   Most people […] Read More

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Keeping your home comfortable during the winter months can be an expensive task if you don’t make the proper preparations before the worst of the weather hits. The following tips can help get your home ready for winter and reduce home heating costs and energy usage.   Have your HVAC system serviced: Make an appointment […] Read More

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The extreme weather patterns as of late means that most of us are keeping our homes closed up for much of the year. In most parts of Canada temperatures are at times close to 30 degrees in the summer, yet winter’s arctic weather systems bring extremely cold conditions - bringing a whole new meaning to […] Read More

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