Comfort

Tight Ductwork Is Mandatory for Energy Savings

February 11, 2014

With winter in full swing, it’s important to maintain your home’s heating system and ductwork. In houses that rely on forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts circulate conditioned air. Yet, a fifth of that air is generally lost through leaky ductwork, leading to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home. How can you recognise whether this […]

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Here’s How Humidity Can Improve Your Indoor Air This Winter

January 14, 2014

Your home’s humidity typically goes down during the winter months when cold outside air is much drier than in the summer, and forced-air heating further removes moisture from the indoor air. This can reduce indoor comfort levels while making the home more difficult to heat (since moist air feels warmer than dry air). This leads […]

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Sizing your replacement furnace is a skill: make sure your installer has it

December 10, 2013

If the furnace you’ve been using to heat your home has started giving you problems and is more than 10-15 years old, it may be time for a replacement. You may be amazed at how far furnace technology has advanced in the past decade, allowing for home heating units that are more efficient at providing […]

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Fall Allergies Are Annoying; Here’s How to Keep the Lid on Them

November 20, 2013

The fall allergy season is here again with its miserable cadre symptoms. But the coughing, sneezing, itchy watery eyes and general malaise brought on by allergies need not ruin your enjoyment of the autumn changes, as long as you take a few precautions to reduce allergens in your home. What Type of Allergens Occur in the […]

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Carbon Monoxide Is a Silent Killer – Protect Your Family With Well-Placed Detectors

November 20, 2013

Odourless and invisible, carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that can leak into your home without you even knowing it. Thankfully, CO detectors are readily available and – if installed correctly in the proper locations – will alert you when they detect any traces of carbon monoxide, greatly helping to improve your home safety. […]

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The Air Filter and the Particles It Traps: Understanding MERV

November 20, 2013

Buying a new air filter for your air conditioner or furnace can easily become overwhelming. There are a number of different options available on the market and knowing to choose the best air filter for your household takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings. Most HVAC air filters are labeled with a MERV rating. An air […]

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Choosing the Right Home Heating Systems for Your House

October 15, 2013

With such a wide variety of home heating systems available in the market, many people have a difficult time choosing the right system for their home. However, if you do your research and consider factors like the size and type of your house, the climate, and availability and cost of energy, this will help you […]

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Why Should I Upgrade to a High Efficiency Gas Furnace?

September 17, 2013

No matter how much you may want to postpone replacing your old furnace, there comes a time when you know it’s time for a new one. In this case, upgrading to a high efficiency gas furnace may just be the best option for you given its increased reliability and lifelong economical service. A high efficiency […]

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Fall Furnace Installation in Toronto From Reliance Home Comfort

September 17, 2013

Fall Furnace Installation in Toronto From Reliance Home Comfort There is no better time than the fall for new furnace installation in Toronto. As the summer ends, it reminds us to start preparing for the cold winter days when your furnace will play an essential role in maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. When you are […]

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7 End of Season Air Conditioning Repair Tips

September 10, 2013

Air conditioners serve us well throughout the entire hot season and we often forget to appreciate their value once those hot summer days are gone. An important part of our indoor air quality and comfort, your air conditioner needs to be properly attended and repaired in order to efficiently deliver cool air next year as […]

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