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Air Quality

  With the colder, drier air, a home’s relative humidity typically goes down during the winter. This can reduce indoor comfort levels while making the home more difficult to heat (since moist air feels warmer than dry air). Increasing indoor air moisture can improve your comfort level, while also potentially reducing your energy bills.   […] 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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                          Is your cottage A/C not keeping its cool the way it used to? Or are minor repairs no longer quite so minor? If either scenario rings true, then it might be time to consider replacing your existing HVAC system. Not only does […] Read More

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  Dry air is a common source of discomfort at home, and can often cause respiratory problems and increased allergy symptoms. Portable humidifiers may help to keep specific rooms adjusted to the right humidity, but a whole home option works best for the entire living space.   Here are some benefits of installing a whole […] Read More

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    While most people spend the cold winter months in Canada impatiently waiting for the arrival of spring, one thing they certainly don’t look forward to is the onset of allergy symptoms that come with the warm weather. For some, being outdoors during this time can be a miserable experience, which means staying inside […] 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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  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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