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In 2007, the dates when we spring forward and fall backward (or lose an hour and then gain an hour) changed with the intention of reducing energy consumption. The general theory was that the change would make people turn their lights on later in the evening, effectively reducing energy consumption. The question is does it […] Read More

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With spring here, it's time for allergy season. For many people, being outdoors during this time can become a miserable experience, which means staying inside away from the pollen and dust can be a better and healthier choice. However, allergens can easily be brought into any home on clothing and footwear, and this can make […] Read More

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The ecoENERGY for Homes rebate program is ending very soon, and if you are planning on taking advantage of this opportunity, you’d better not wait any longer. At the moment, there are no indications of an extension to the program. The good news is there are other tax incentives that are part of the ecoENERGY […] Read More

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In December 2011, Reliance matched all funds raised by Reliance employees through pledge forms for a total annual donation of $245,886 to the United Way. Donating to the United Way is an annual project for the Reliance team, with a goal of breaking the quarter-million-dollar donation mark during 2012. “In fact, over these past five […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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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. Regulating the heat […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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