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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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  Here's the situation: your furnace, air conditioner or water heater is on its last legs and you're actively considering a new one. However, the most important and far-reaching decision you make may have nothing to do with the system's size or power or efficiency.   The most pressing question you may need to answer […] Read More

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  Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… the holidays are fast approaching. But with relatives rolling in from far and wide to celebrate, gifts nearly wrapped and finishing touches being made to your family dinner menu, the one thing you may have not have considered is… hot water.   […] Read More

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Reliance™ customers have told us they're really loving the fun home facts we've been posting here and there for the last few months, so we're at it again with a new batch of kooky and cool fun facts you probably didn't know – about your home!   Here's part 3 of our favourite fun facts! […] 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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With holiday shopping already underway – and in full swing after Black Friday – the joy of the season may be outweighed only by the stresses that come with it. For every social gathering and celebration, there can be days and hours to get it all right – the meals, the decorations and, of course, […] Read More

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    Every October 31, millions of kids (and parents) across Canada and around the world, don their favourite silly and scary costumes and head out into the neighbourhood for an evening of Halloween hilarity.   Before they do, here are a few simple tips to keep your little trick-or-treaters out of harm's way:   […] 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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  Sure, it's only August and still warm out. But this is Canada after all, and come September, we all know what's headed our way. The warm days are numbered and soon enough it'll be time to book last minute vacations and squeeze in a few more trips to the pool or lake before sending […] Read More

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