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Air Quality

  Sure, it's only August and still warm out. But this is Canada after all, and come September, we all know what's headed our way. The warm days are numbered and soon enough it'll be time to book last minute vacations and squeeze in a few more trips to the pool or lake before sending […] Read More

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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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  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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    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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  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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  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 […] Read More

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Choosing an Air Purifier

  While our noses are terrific at detecting some things, like a gas leak, other things, like poor air quality, can be happening well, right under our noses. An air purifier is a great purchase to make if you want the air quality in your home to be better. Air purifiers effectively filter pet dander, […] Read More

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  Your home’s air vents and ducts play a key role in keeping it cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Some homeowners, however, aren’t aware that ducts and vents need regular care in order to function properly.  While duct cleaning is not recommended as a DIY project, it is important to have […] Read More

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