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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with just over six weeks to go, it will be here before we know it. To help you prepare for the holiday season, we have put together a two-part series that will get you organized so you can enjoy the festivities. As retailers are busy making […] Read More

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Ceiling fans are great for keeping cool in the summer. But did you know that ceiling fans are also designed to keep you warm in the winter? This fact, which many people don’t know about or simply overlook, can keep your home more comfortable during the winter months and reduce your utilities bill. Ceiling fans […] Read More

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The week of October 15–21, 2012 is Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada. Founded in 2001, WRW was born of the collective efforts of a number of local and regional recycling councils and environmental groups who wanted to pool their resources and expand their reach into one national event targeted at reducing household waste.  According […] Read More

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Varying weather conditions in Ontario can really give your HVAC system a run for its money – literally. Summertime temperatures can reach uncomfortably high levels, especially when humidity is present, forcing homeowners to crank up the AC. By contrast, homeowners will crank up the heat in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing.  For many […] Read More

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How to Read an EnerGuide Label

If you're in the market for new appliances or home comfort equipment, you know how expensive it can be. When it comes to such an important investment, you need to make sure you choose the products that will perform well over time while also saving you money on your energy bills.   Fortunately, the EnerGuide […] Read More

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In Ontario and surrounding areas, this summer has been tremendously hot and most of the energy used by HVAC systems goes into cooling your home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to use your air conditioner more efficiently and to decrease the amount of heat entering your home.  Increasing the efficiency of your air […] Read More

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During our hot, humid Ontario summers, most of the energy used by HVAC systems goes into cooling your home. By implementing three simple steps, you can increase the efficiency of your air conditioner, which will ultimately save energy and extend the life of your cooling system. Here’s what to do: Avoid taxing your air conditioner: Wait […] Read More

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In Ontario and most parts of Canada, we've had yet another incredibly dry summer. While many of us have been more than thrilled with what seems like endless sunny days, lawns everywhere are feeling the brunt of the dryness. For many homeowners, dealing with their lawns during these intense dry periods can be a frustrating […] Read More

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Reliance is a leading sponsor and project manager for the Green Home Makeover project in Peel – a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) initiative to select one home to participate in a free Green Home Makeover. The Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) Makeover will show residents how to save water and energy and […] Read More

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The warm weather is upon us and it brings the return of our favourite summer pastimes. Whether you are planning a family vacation, swapping your winter boots for flip-flops or preparing your vegetable garden, we all have something we really look forward to in the summer months.   For many, the month of May signals […] Read More

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