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Most Canadian homeowners are well aware of the toll a harsh winter can take on a home’s heating system. While winterizing your home and scheduling an annual service call with Reliance Home Comfort are steps in the right direction, maintaining your system throughout the season will help increase your equipment’s energy efficiency and overall performance. […] Read More

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The ductwork in your home plays an essential role in keeping you and your family comfortable all year long. Ducts supply heat and cool air to all of the rooms in your home. When ducts become dirty or obstructed, they can cause a number of problems that affect the comfort level in your home, as […] Read More

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While mold itself cannot be completely removed from the home, its growth can certainly be prevented. Mold growth depends upon the presence of moisture, warm conditions and something for it to feed upon. So when thinking about how to prevent the growth of household mold, these are the three areas that need to be focused […] Read More

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The extreme weather patterns as of late means that most of us are keeping our homes closed up for much of the year. In most parts of Canada temperatures are at times close to 30 degrees in the summer, yet winter’s arctic weather systems bring extremely cold conditions - bringing a whole new meaning to […] Read More

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What Are Air Exchangers And How Do They Work?   As the name denotes, air exchangers are used to exchange stale indoor air for the fresh air outside. You can think of it as a more efficient means of opening a window. In an effort to remain as energy efficient as possible, over the past […] Read More

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Maintaining indoor air quality is a constant struggle, especially in cold weather. Your furnace starts up, the windows stay sealed shut, and doors are only open long enough to step quickly through before they’re closed. Consequently, the concentration of toxins rises in interior spaces. Luckily, houseplants are an effective tool to automatically clean some of […] Read More

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  Invisible and odourless, it is little wonder that carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. This deadly gas can be produced by a number of household appliances including gas ranges, fireplaces, furnaces and other sources. So it is absolutely imperative that safety measures are taken to protect yourself and your loved […] Read More

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Has the air in your home begun to feel uncomfortably dry? If so, it may be time to consider the benefits of adding a whole home humidifier. Severely dry air that reaches a humidity level below 30 percent can spark a host of health issues. These issues include respiratory irritation, nosebleeds, uncomfortably dry nasal passages […] Read More

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Buying a new air filter for your air conditioner or furnace can easily become overwhelming. There are a number of different options available on the market and knowing to choose the best air filter for your household takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings. Most HVAC air filters are labeled with a MERV rating. An air […] Read More

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Many households face the challenge of being stuffy due to inadequate airflow. In many areas, indoor air can be surprisingly more polluted than outdoor air, requiring air cleaning methods to achieve high levels of clean air. If such systems aren’t functioning properly, dirt is likely to accumulate on various surfaces, sometimes causing clogging or malfunctioning […] Read More

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