Comfort

How to ensure that your A/C is ready for the hottest day of the year

May 17, 2013

Spring is here and that means it’s time to schedule A/C maintenance before you need to turn your air conditioner on. A comprehensive air conditioning tuneup by a qualified air conditioner technician will benefit you in three major ways. It will: Extend the operating life of your air conditioner. Ensure your system operates efficiently all […]

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How bad is the air quality in your home?

April 16, 2013

Many households face the challenge of being stuffy due to inadequate airflow. In many areas, indoor air can be surprisingly more polluted than outdoor air, requiring air cleaning methods to achieve high levels of clean air. If such systems aren’t functioning properly, dirt is likely to accumulate on various surfaces, sometimes causing clogging or malfunctioning […]

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Troubleshoot Furnace Problems, Then Call an HVAC Expert

March 17, 2013

If your furnace malfunctions, your immediate priority is to get the system working and heat flowing again. The following tips will help you troubleshoot furnace problems before calling for emergency service. If these steps are ineffective, contact your trusted local HVAC company to repair the current issue and give your heating system a preventive maintenance […]

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UV Lights: How They Keep Bioaerosols at Bay

March 17, 2013

While homeowners know they need to wipe down countertops and other surfaces to control bacteria, mold and other biological contaminants, they often fail to consider what to do about those found in the air of their home. Bioaerosols are a major component of indoor air pollution and include bacteria, mold, viruses, pet dander and dust […]

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Best Practices for Programmable Thermostats Result in Fewer Energy Dollars Spent

March 17, 2013

For many homeowners, the cost of heating and cooling can account for up to 40 percent of their energy costs. Rising energy costs have made it imperative to keep energy use to a minimum. A programmable thermostat is one way to do this. When programmed properly, these smart thermostats can cut your energy costs a […]

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Home Safety Throughout the Year

March 17, 2013

Home safety is a year-round concern. Eliminating hazards around your home should be a major priority no matter what season it is. Hazards fall into three main categories: fire, electrical and chemical. Here are some tips that will help you identify dangerous conditions and reduce your chances of a preventable disaster. Fire hazards Remove old […]

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Annual Service: An In-Depth Check of Your HVAC System

March 15, 2013

Maintaining your HVAC system is important to its longevity. Repairs and replacements are costly. Having a professional perform annual service checks on your HVAC gets you ready for the upcoming season and assures your home will have heat now and cool air as summer approaches. There are many reasons to have this tune-up and several […]

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Planning an HVAC maintenance call? 5 steps will get you ready for service.

January 15, 2013

Too many homeowners disregard the importance of HVAC maintenance, which can lead to system inefficiency, higher energy bills and preventable problems down the road. For this reason, we have compiled five steps that you can take before the visit to help it go more smoothly: Troubleshoot before calling for help. Some problems with your HVAC unit may […]

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Discover the purpose of MERV Ratings for air filters.

January 15, 2013

If you’re like most homeowners in Ontario, you might not know much about MERV ratings. That’s understandable because the cheap, one-inch air filters you can find at a local store appear to do a sufficient job cleaning your air. The truth is, however, that they do a poor job of removing particles from your air […]

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Furnace Room Dos and Don’ts

December 6, 2012

There are many things we here at Reliance have learned over the years, especially when it comes to taking care of and maintaining furnaces. This month, we want to share our tips for what should and should not be done with your furnace and furnace room. Customer safety and education is of the utmost importance […]

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