If you’ve been feeling more stressed since the pandemic started, you’re not alone. A 2020 wellness poll found that Canadians were feeling the effects of social isolation from public health measures like quarantining and physical distancing. Half of Canadians reported worsening mental health, with 44% feeling worried and 41% feeling anxious.

Self-care has never been as vital as it is now, but with many of us sheltering in place at home, it can be challenging to come up with fresh ideas. There are still many ways to help maintain our physical and mental health. We’ve gathered our best tips to boost your wellness at home, starting by boosting your home comfort.

Happily connected at a distance

Luckily for most of us, it’s never been simpler to use available technology to reach out to family and friends. While you’re relaxing on your couch, cooking dinner or even taking a bath, it’s convenient to use the Google Nest Hub Max to make calls and feel like you’re together, face-to-face.

Plus, the Nest Hub Max is a fantastic virtual personal assistant, allowing you to control your other smart devices and get connected, all from one sleek dashboard. You can use your Nest Hub Max to read the daily news, check your daily horoscope or laugh at some dad jokes.

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And when you’re craving a morning or mid-afternoon coffee, you can link up your Nest Hub Max to order a takeaway latte before you walk over to your neighbourhood coffee shop to pick it up. Find out how you can get your Nest Hub Max to stay effortlessly connected and informed.

Breathe in, breathe out

Taking care of your home is also taking care of yourself. A few simple steps to improve the quality of the air in your home, could literally have you breathing easier. According to the Government of Canada, air contaminants and pollutants present in the air could lead to health concerns.

Reliance™ offers a variety of whole-home air purifiers and humidifiers that can help improve the indoor air you and your family breathe. Installed with your current or new heating and cooling equipment, a whole-home system helps to ensure that fresher air is circulating through to every room in your house. A Home Comfort Advisor can walk you through your options, plus check out some of our helpful indoor air quality resources.

Drink better water

Did you know, on average, a household of three people use 630L of water each day1 — for cooking, cleaning, bathing, laundry and, of course, drinking? Water filtration and treatment can enhance your water quality at home and contribute to your day-to-day comfort and hydration.

Reliance offers a range of options that could help improve your home’s water supply. Whole-home water filters can provide cleaner, fresher water from every faucet. A reverse osmosis system installed under your sink can enhance your drinking water, and a water softener system can help combat the problems that arise from hard water like soap residue on your laundry and in your shower.

Don’t let the cold catch you

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat can help you manage the temperature in your home, so you’re never too hot or too cold. It learns from you and your routine and programs itself automatically to keep your home just at the right temperature, no matter the weather outside. Better yet, you can control it using your phone, tablet or laptop.

Looking for more ways to stay comfortable at home? Call on Reliance™️ to learn more about the Smart Home, Air Purification and Water Purification solutions we offer.

With Reliance, you’ll get convenient installation, set-up and expert in-home demonstration. Our advisors and trained technicians are always here to help!

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1https://www.toronto.ca/311/knowledgebase/kb/docs/articles/revenue-services/customer-service/call-centre/call-centre/city-of-toronto-average-water-consumption.html