Safety

Beat the Weekend Traffic by Planning Ahead

July 29, 2012

The long weekend is finally here and all that stands in the way of you and your long weekend destination is the trip itself. Unfortunately, many others in Ontario seem to have the same plan. The traffic quickly becomes terrible and the drive takes hours longer than expected. If only you could beat it. While […]

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Summer Vacation Precautions For The Home

July 4, 2012

Summer is finally here and for many this means it’s time for a much-needed vacation. If you are planning a getaway, you deserve to know that your home is safe while you’re away. There are several things you can do to protect your home and decrease the chances of returning to the unwelcome news of […]

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Playing Safe When in the Water

July 4, 2012

So far, this summer looks like it is going to be beautiful and HOT! One of the best ways to cool down in the summer is a nice refreshing swim, and in Ontario we are blessed with ample locations to do so. However, even a quick impromptu swim comes with hazards, and being prepared dramatically […]

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Thinking of switching your water heater at the door?

June 11, 2012

You’ve probably experienced this before. You’ve just sat down for dinner after a long day at work and the doorbell rings. Not too many people show up to your house unannounced, so you cautiously get up from the table and try to see who is at the door without them seeing you. You don’t want […]

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Sunscreen Know How

May 4, 2012

Everyone knows that sunscreen prevents sunburns. What most people don’t know is how to choose the right sunscreen for their skin. Effective this year, the FDA in the United States is imposing new regulations for all sunscreen manufacturers. These changes are aimed at clarifying misleading sunscreen labels and strive to ensure consumers are as protected […]

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Freedom comes on two wheels

April 18, 2012

As a child, learning to ride your bike without training wheels and being allowed to ride on your own was freedom. Throughout the beginning of the 20th century, cycling was one of North America’s most common pastimes, and world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden were constructed to host races. The importance of eco-friendly transit and […]

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Defeating a deceptive door-to-door salesperson

April 18, 2012

Warmer temperatures tend to bring an increase in door-to-door sales visits. While there are surely lots of honest people in the door-to-door sales profession, we only hear about the dishonest ones who are giving the industry a bad name. We want you to be able to spot them and help make sure you are never […]

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Winning the battle against winter’s chill

January 14, 2012

Are you tired of fighting the battle against winter’s chill? If you feel like the temperature may be dropping well below your comfort zone, rest assured that there are many little things you can do to fight back and win the warmth war. Start by taking a look at the following: the optimal temperature of […]

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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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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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