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  We've all seen the disturbing images of massive islands of discarded water bottles floating in the ocean. And that doesn't even take into account the polluting fossil fuels burned, not just to create the bottles but also to transport them – often thousands of kilometers – to our supermarkets and convenience stores.   Plastic […] 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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Clear star-lit nights. Crisp air. And the sweet unmistakable pine perfume of Christmas trees. The holiday season is here.   That wonderful wintery scent can be short-lived if your tree isn't properly taken care of. We searched far and wide for the best ways to keep your tree lush and healthy – here's what we […] Read More

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  We had such an amazing response to our favourite fun home facts last month, that we've decided to do it again! After all, we all spend much so much time in our homes, there's virtually no end to quirky and cool did-you-knows we've discovered.   Here's part 2 of our favourite fun facts – […] Read More

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  You and those you care about spend much of your lives in your homes and, while you may think you know everything about where you live, from top to bottom and inside out, you may not realize all the weird, wacky and fun things right under your nose.   Over the next few months, […] Read More

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  Canada may be the only country on earth where +30 C in Windsor and -30 C in Iqaluit – on the same day – are simply par for the thermometer. Which might explain why weather isn't just something we Canadians talk about in the elevator, it's a topic many of us are obsessed with […] Read More

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    Whether your home improvement goal is to increase your family's comfort or raise the resale value of your property, switching to a tankless water heater is a great idea. Not only does it use one-third less energy  than a conventional storage tank water heater, it's also extremely space efficient and provides an endless […] Read More

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For some people, we start our property journey renting homes, condos or apartments where utilities are included. In this case, the landlord includes the cost of heating and cooling in the cost of the rent. When you purchase your first home and in some rentals, utilities will not be included. This is your first foray […] Read More

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Welcome to the Reliance Fall Better Home Challenge! This month our goal is to share ideas on how you can make some changes towards a better home this fall. Be sure to join us for tips, discussions and more chances to win. Our $500 3V VISA Grand Prize draw is  November 2nd but we'll also be giving away 3V Visa […] Read More

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Welcome back everyone! The Reliance Eco Summer Challenge is in full swing and this month our goal is to share ways to save energy, money and be environmentally conscious in the process. If you haven't been to our facebook page, be sure to do so and when you do, make sure you enter for your chance at our $500 […] Read More

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