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carbon monoxide

  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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Odourless and invisible, carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that can leak into your home without you even knowing it. Thankfully, CO detectors are readily available and – if installed correctly in the proper locations – will alert you when they detect any traces of carbon monoxide, greatly helping to improve your home safety. […] Read More

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With the colder winter weather approaching, Ontario homeowners should be considering the condition of their home’s furnace. Is it working properly? Furnace troubleshooting can save you a lot of money and ensure the safety of your family. There are a number of things you can do to detect problems or even prevent them from starting. Keep […] Read More

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If you’re like most homeowners in Ontario, you might not know much about MERV ratings. That’s understandable because the cheap, one-inch air filters you can find at a local store appear to do a sufficient job cleaning your air. The truth is, however, that they do a poor job of removing particles from your air […] Read More

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Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

During November, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) is running two nationwide campaigns targeted at fire safety and seniors in our communities. These campaigns are aimed at raising awareness and providing the public with the necessary steps to prevent harm or dangerous situations from occurring. Below is a brief overview of each campaign and some of […] Read More

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It may be hard to believe, but did you know that the air inside your home may be more contaminated than the air outside? The Environmental Protection Agency states that indoor air can contain as many as five times the amount of pollutants as outdoor air. That's significant, especially if you suffer from allergies or […] Read More

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If your home has an air conditioner that is more than a few years old, it most likely uses a refrigerant called R-22, which is more commonly called Freon. This once-common refrigerant is rapidly becoming quite rare.  Freon is a chemical known as an HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon). HCFCs work well for cooling the inside of your […] Read More

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Looks like the warm weather is officially behind us! This week we highlight 5 comfort tips that are certain to keep your family safe, happy, healthy and cozy all winter long. Have any others you'd like to share? We're always looking for more ideas! Comfort Tip #5 - Natural Solutions for Toxic Household Mold via […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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The protection of your family, your home and your valuables should always be top of mind, but there is a silent, invisible killer that does not get the attention it deserves – carbon monoxide. This tasteless, odourless gas is responsible for numerous deaths in Canada each year and sadly, people just aren’t getting the message […] Read More

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