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  "Dealing with the unconventional."   That's what Reliance™ Builder Project Manager Gladimir Pacheco says is what he enjoys most about his work. Gladimir has more than 17 years' experience with mechanical projects, especially water heating and HVAC, including design, build, commissioning and service, and works every day to provide industry-leading technical and field support […] Read More

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  If you've noticed your skin getting dry, cracked and flaky and you keep getting zapped with static shocks, it may be time for you get a humidifier.   Dry air can cause a lot of discomfort in your home and contribute to respiratory problems and allergy symptoms. And, with Canadians spending most of their […] Read More

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  Sure, it's only August and still warm out. But this is Canada after all, and come September, we all know what's headed our way. The warm days are numbered and soon enough it'll be time to book last minute vacations and squeeze in a few more trips to the pool or lake before sending […] Read More

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  Hot and humid days can be unpleasant, it's true. But there's one thing worse: hot and humid nights. The sweat. The stickiness. The restless sleep. It's the dark side of an otherwise wonderful summer season.   Luckily, for most of us, an energy-efficient air conditioner that's in good working order can make the hottest […] Read More

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  While most of the country can expect a near normal or warmer July and August than usual, it may also mean higher risks for allergies or for sunburns, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.   That's why Reliance™ has put together a short Summer Survival Guide to help you play smart and experience the […] Read More

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  With warmer weather here, most of us expect to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Nevertheless, we still spend up to 90% of our time inside. And that means, just like when it's cold, indoor air quality (IAQ) is vitally important to maintaining good health.   What exactly is indoor air quality?   […] Read More

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  Our winters aren't just colder, they're often drier. That one-two weather punch causes relative humidity levels to drop and, since dry air feels cooler than warm air, it can lower your indoor comfort levels while making your home harder to heat. There's a simple solution: increase your home's air moisture, which not only makes […] Read More

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  Poor indoor air quality can be concerning throughout the year, as the Canadian Lung Association estimates that the average Canadian spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. This problem is amplified during the winter months, as people tend to spend a great deal of time taking shelter from the cold weather in […] Read More

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  Selecting the right HVAC air filter for your home can often be a confusing process, with so many products available in the market. Being able to choose the best air filter takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), and how they reflect the quality of the filter.   An air […] Read More

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Choosing an Air Purifier

  While our noses are terrific at detecting some things, like a gas leak, other things, like poor air quality, can be happening well, right under our noses. An air purifier is a great purchase to make if you want the air quality in your home to be better. Air purifiers effectively filter pet dander, […] Read More

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