Environment

A Canadian winter bucket list

January 13, 2012

Winter’s here! For a while, it looked like we were going to get off easy, but the predictions were right, and the snow and cold temperatures are here to stay. Actually, let’s re-phrase that last statement: Fortunately, the snow and cold temperatures are here to stay. If you disagree, this month’s Better Home Blog article […]

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ecoENERGY rebates expire March 31, 2012

December 15, 2011

There are five steps required to qualify for the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program and each of them MUST be completed by March 31, 2012. Each of these steps will take a bit of time and they have to be completed in the correct order, so if you want to qualify for this program you […]

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10 eco-friendly ideas for living great, saving money and staying warm this winter

November 16, 2011

As the temperatures drop and the winds begin to pick up speed, it’s time to better winterize your home, maximize energy efficiency and save money on your heating bills. The following tips will help you and your family stay comfortable throughout our cold winter months, and love our planet in the process. Install a programmable […]

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September Better Home Newsletter post

September 19, 2011

Larry Brydon LEED AP – Vice Chair – Reliance Home Comfort Mr. Brydon is currently a Senior Account Executive with Reliance Home Comfort where he supports New Product Development projects within their Builder Markets Group. He is both a LEED Accredited Professional, and an NRCan Certified Energy Evaluator with the EnergyStar and Energuide programs. In addition […]

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Top Green Living Tips for January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

A new year comes with new opportunities so if you’ve already got a list of resolutions, make room for one more……green living! Most of us take the time to reflect and lay out a plan for self imporvement but how about doing what we can for Mother Earth as well as ourselves in 2011? It’s […]

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Top Green Living Tips for December 8, 2010

December 9, 2010

As I’ve said before; it’s actually quite easy to go green. Hopefully you all make sustainable choices each day but in order to really make a difference, you must always keep searching for the next step in the journey! Take a look around. What else could you be doing to live a greener, more eco-friendly […]

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Top Green Living Tips for November 24, 2010

November 25, 2010

It’s that time again, we’re back to our Green Living Top 5. Check out this week’s tips for some fun, fundamental and healthy ways to do all that you can for your family, your health and the environment! Any tips you’d like to share? Please do! Green Living Tip #5 – Prepare for Holiday Entertaining […]

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Top Green Living Tips for November 3, 2010

November 4, 2010

Thinking ‘green’ is fast becoming the new normal. Fortunately, it’s easier than most people initially think to change some habits and do the right thing for yourself and the environment. Today’s quick tips are here to help you to continue doing just that! Green Living Tip #5 – Green Home Office Basics via @TaigaCompany Green […]

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Week 4: The Fall Tune-up Test concludes!

October 22, 2010

This is it: the last week of the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up! Can I assume that you’ve all been busy? Hopefully after this week each of you can answer every one of our original Tune-Up Test 10 questions with a resounding “YES!”. Not to put too much pressure on, but as you know…winter is fast […]

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Top Green Living Tips for October 20, 2010

October 21, 2010

And just like that, we’re back to our Green Living Top 5. Check out this week’s tips for some fun, fundamental and healthy ways to do all that you can for your family, your health and the environment! Any tips you’d like to share? Please do! Green Living Tip #5 – Five Biofriendly Halloween Tips! […]

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