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Welcome back everyone! The Eco Summer Challenge is in full swing and our goal this month is to share and discuss ways to save energy, money and reduce our impact on the environment in the process. Be sure to join us daily for ideas, discussions and more chances to win. If you haven't been to […] Read More

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Welcome back! The Reliance Resolution Challenge is into its final week and if you're just joining us, our goal this month is to provide you with tips, encouragement and inspiration so that you can set and achieve some of your goals in 2013. Looking to save for a big trip, get back into shape or […] Read More

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Wet and cold weather spells can bring on undesirable and hazardous conditions. Many people do whatever it takes to stay comfortable and safe during the winter months, and while there are many effective actions you can take to cope with the cold weather, not all of them are considered eco-friendly.   It seems as though […] Read More

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Keeping your heating costs down this winter doesn't have to involve a great deal of work or money. In most regions throughout Canada, heating during the cold months accounts for your home’s highest energy bills throughout the year, so anything you can do to lower these bills will leave more money in your pocket. Here […] Read More

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Welcome back everyone! We have officially kicked off the Reliance Fall Better Home Challenge and over the next few weeks our goal is to share and discuss ways to save energy and stay comfortable as we gear up for the big chill. We hope you can join us daily for great discussions, cool ideas and […] Read More

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The week of October 15–21, 2012 is Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada. Founded in 2001, WRW was born of the collective efforts of a number of local and regional recycling councils and environmental groups who wanted to pool their resources and expand their reach into one national event targeted at reducing household waste.  According […] Read More

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How to Read an EnerGuide Label

If you're in the market for new appliances or home comfort equipment, you know how expensive it can be. When it comes to such an important investment, you need to make sure you choose the products that will perform well over time while also saving you money on your energy bills.   Fortunately, the EnerGuide […] Read More

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Welcome back everyone! The Reliance Eco-Summer Challenge is at the half-way point and our goal this month is to share and discuss ways we can keep cool, save money and reduce our impact on the environment along the way. Thanks to everyone for sharing the types of Energy Star rated appliances and electronic devices you […] Read More

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Summertime means high energy bills for many homeowners. If you're concerned about increased cooling costs, consider these five simple A/C operating tips to keep your bills manageable this summer: Change air filters regularly: The filters in your system help keep your air clean, but they are also important for efficiency. Your A/C has to work […] 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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