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  For homeowners that have spent the past few months shoveling snow and scraping ice, escaping for a getaway to a sunny beach is as relaxing as it gets. But with all of the excitement that comes with planning a vacation, it can be easy to overlook important details, like making sure your home is […] 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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For home owners looking to install a new furnace, the more you know, the better. For starters, there are three main types of furnaces:   Single-stage furnaces have one flame setting. When they turn on, they operate at the highest flame setting. Double-stage furnaces have two flame settings: high and low. Modulating furnaces have incremental […] Read More

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  Faults in home electricity can lead to house fires. Understanding which problems should be looked at by an electrician can not only save you money on your insurance and deductible - it can also save your life.   To avoid a potentially catastrophic situation, we have pulled together a list of the five common […] 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 filter’s MERV […] 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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Whether due to wind, ice or any other of the challenges brought on by winter, for many Canadians, it’s almost inevitable that a power outage will be experienced at least once during this season. Oftentimes, it’s for only a moment or two, but on the occasion, like during Ontario’s ice storm last year, the power […] Read More

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Welcome back everyone! The Reliance Festive Celebration is in full swing and this month our goal is to share and discuss ways to make the most of the 2014 Holiday Season. We hope you can join us daily for great discussions, cool ideas and last but not least - wonderful prizes! If you haven't been […] Read More

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For many of us, last winter was one not to be forgotten. From ice storms to bitter temperatures and the fact that it just seemed to go on forever, last winter was definitely one that will be talked about for years to come. However, the trick is to not just let it become a frosty […] Read More

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