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  While the turning of the season is surely welcome news to many Canadian homeowners, it’s also the time of year make sure your HVAC system is prepared to switch over to cooling mode for the coming months. Adding several small HVAC maintenance items to your spring cleaning list can go a long way to […] Read More

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  While it’s often said that dirt is cheap, homeowners that don’t properly maintain their air conditioning system’s condenser coil might know otherwise. Condenser coils are one of the main components of your HVAC system. Your AC unit’s condenser coil is used to release the heat created by your compressor outside, so that the refrigerant […] 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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For home owners looking to install a new furnace, the more you know, the better. For starters, there are three main types of furnaces:   Single-stage furnaces have one flame setting. When they turn on, they operate at the highest flame setting. Double-stage furnaces have two flame settings: high and low. Modulating furnaces have incremental […] 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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  Faults in home electricity can lead to house fires. Understanding which problems should be looked at by an electrician can not only save you money on your insurance and deductible - it can also save your life.   To avoid a potentially catastrophic situation, we have pulled together a list of the five common […] Read More

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  Valentine’s Day may have already passed, but you don’t need a special day on the calendar to show your loved ones how much you care. There are many ways to express your love, and you can do them any day.   Here are 10 simple things you can do to make those special people […] 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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