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Summer comes in bits and pieces, a hot day here, some dazzling sunlight there, until we finally stop wearing socks and trust that it’s here to stay! While opening the windows and soaking up a fresh breeze as it moves through the house is a nice feeling, it can impact indoor air quality. Here are […] Read More

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  Feeling a draft in the air? Drafts bring a chill indoors in the winter and allow heat to seep in during the summer. The air leaks that permit drafts have a significant impact on your energy bill, forcing your heating system to work harder to maintain your preferred indoor temperature level in the winter […] Read More

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Choosing an Air Purifier

  While our noses are terrific at detecting some things, like a gas leak, other things, like poor air quality, can be happening well, right under our noses. An air purifier is a great purchase to make if you want the air quality in your home to be better. Air purifiers effectively filter pet dander, […] Read More

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Welcome back 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 […] Read More

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    While most people spend the cold winter months in Canada impatiently waiting for the arrival of spring, one thing they certainly don’t look forward to is the onset of allergy symptoms that come with warm weather. For some, being outdoors during this time can be a miserable experience, which means staying inside away […] 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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  While most new homes are built to be airtight for more efficiency in heating and cooling, poor indoor air quality can be a side effect. Our weather - cold winters, hot summers - means we have to keep windows and doors closed throughout most of the year.  As such, typical pollutants like dust, dust mites, […] Read More

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When you’ve incurred the expense of installing a high-quality, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the last thing you want is for its efficiency to be compromised with a mediocre support system. Yet, ductwork is often the most ignored component of a home comfort structure. Knowing how your ductwork will impact your HVAC […] 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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Keeping your home comfortable during the winter months can be an expensive task if you don’t make the proper preparations before the worst of the weather hits. The following tips can help get your home ready for winter and reduce home heating costs and energy usage.   Have your HVAC system serviced: Make an appointment […] Read More

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