Reliance Home Comfort

Heating & Air Conditioning
51 Simcoe Street South Oshawa ON L1H 4G4
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Erin Morley from London
Erin Morley from London
1 review Strathroy, ON
9/10

Econo Air Package

Returned home from a vacation late one evening to discover that the hot water heater was broken. We called Reliance and they scheduled a repair the very same day. As the hot water heater tech was here he mentioned that our furnace was very old and could afford to be replaced, we then checked the AC unit and discovered that it was older than thought. He scheduled a sales meeting for us and gave us a coupon to use if we decided to buy a new system. Later that day we found an ad in the pennysaver for the purchase of a new furnace get an AC free. The next day was quite hot and humid so we decided to turn on the AC to discover that it was also broken (ha, ha). We were definitely in need of a new system now. So needless to say when Karl came, he went through the different options of purchasing and renting but we did decide to go with the package that was on the flyer, it was the best option for us. Karl was on time, friendly, non pressuring and knowledgeable and also very humble. The hot water heater tech, Joe, was also prompt, knowledgeable and curteous. The install crew (Mark and John) was early, efficient, knowledgeable and tidied up after themselves. They went through the operation and maintanence of the system with me, there was even a cover to the AC unit included in the package. What I liked most about my experience is the fact that Reliance stands behind the products that they install and that definitely offers peace of mind when you are spending a sizable portion of money. So far I am satisfied with my new home comfort system, if that were to change I feel comfortable that the right steps will be made to ensure that I once again become satisfied (written one week afer install).

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Erin. We are thrilled with the outcome and am so glad that we were able to resolve your issue and provide you with the peace of mind and professionalism you deserve. Thanks again. RM

Cedric in Mississauga
Cedric in Mississauga
3 reviews MISSISSAUGA, ON
2/10

Smart Air Plus system installation

This review is a long time coming as renovations in our home are complete now.

They get one star for showing up.

The installation was HORRIBLE. They managed to "forget" the installation of certain parts of the humidifier (excuse given: Some of the crews that Reliance hires are not the best... are you serious?!?!?!); they had NO clue how to hook up my HRV to the furnace to have it work correctly (excuse I was given was: it's a new furnace, we're not certain why it's not working the way it should); Lastly they had to relocate my thermostat which caused more irritation because I was given grief about where to place it. The entire process took about 2 months, where it should have only taken 2-3 days TOPS!

They get another star for customer service.

This was the only portion of the process that was decent. The customer service reps tried to help as much as they could and did not give up on me. Two thumbs up goes out to their customer service team!

I will never use Reliance again for HVAC work. TRUST ME when I tell you that you can achieve better results by hiring your own contractor (as always do your reference checking!). You get what you pay for!

To Reliance: SHAPE UP!

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I'm terribly sorry to hear about this experience Cedric and would like to investigate this further in an effort to provide you with the follow up you deserve. If you could please contact me at rmassingham@reliancecomfort.com with more information, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance. RM

David Stambler from London
David Stambler from London
1 review London, ON
6/10

New furnace installation

My 74 year-old-mother's furnace was 24 years old and probably couldn't have made it through another winter. Visiting her from Vancouver, I decided we had to act quickly, and I was only home for a week. On Monday, Reliance visited to fix an air conditioner leak successfully. On Tuesday, regular maintenance was performed and a sales meeting was set up for Wednesday at 10am. On Wednesday a furnace was chosen from several, with absolutely no pressure and just helpful information, and during the sale they mentioned that they knew about my short timeline and could install it the very next day, Thursday. Unfortunately it turned out that the install team was on training and I was told that it couldn't happen. I expressed my displeasure to Karl Masters, the sales agent who I had met with, and he made the impossible happen - he took it up the chain of command and got them to pull in another installation team who weren't even on the books at that time, and honoured their original commitment. The delay would only have been a few days, but making it happen before I flew back to Vancouver brought great peace of mind, and really made the difference between good service and great service. Thanks, Karl! BTW, I live in Vancouver and have no connection whatsoever with Reliance - and actually emailed Karl a special thank you as well. He made a difference. The install technicians were knowledgeable and friendly, and the main technician took time to explain everything and even installed an extra safety valve for the humidifier at a lower level so my mother could reach it, without even being asked to do so. I can highly recommend Reliance.

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 19th, 2012 - I have to downgrade my review of Reliance. They have really bad follow-through. They actually asked me to write a review on this site and promised me movie tickets, and as the overall experience was positive I agreed, but the movie tickets never came. Not a big deal, but still a detail. The thing that turned me off was that I had to leave town the day after the installation, and a 6 foot and a 10 foot pipe were left on the sidewalk outside. That was August 31st. I contacted the sales rep and he said he'd take care of it. My mother just called and said they are still there 19 days later. So, they failed. They failed by letting me down initially, and now have failed with follow-through. To be honest, that's two of three strikes, and I'm sure the next will happen if I give them another chance. If you use Reliance, make sure you watch them, and don't trust that they will do what they say until it's actually done. Initially I rated them high, but now they just hit 6. Barely.

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Great news David. I'm thrilled that we were able to meet the initial commitment and get the job done prior to your departure. Sincere thanks for taking the time to share your story, we greatly appreciate it. RM

Jim Pillon from Windsor
Jim Pillon from Windsor
1 review Tecumseh, ON
10/10

repair hot water heater

Showed up an hour after I placed the call on a Sunday. Ray, the technician was very friendly and efficient.

Very good service and he knew exactly what the problem was.Not many companys that I know of would be so helpfull on a holiday weekend. Thank you Reliance.

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Glad to hear it Jim. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate your business. RM

10/10

Water heater maintenance

We needed our new water heater moved in the furnace room because it was blocking a storage area. Joe came and he was extremely helpful. He completed the job quickly and exactly as we wanted. There was no charge. Excellent customer service.

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Thanks Jay. We appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience. RM

Janet in London
Janet in London
1 review London, ON
10/10

Hot water heater service

I called Reliance Thursday morning because we didn't have any hot water. Their phone support was prompt, friendly and very helpful. They had a service person there the same day (would have been that morning, but I had to go to some meetings) and he was right on time, super-friendly and really quick. He explained what needed fixing, did the job and was very pleasant and professional. I had hot water within the hour. Plus, the visit, time and parts were covered with my service plan. Their customer service is fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

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So happy to hear this Janet, we greatly appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience. Kind regards. RM

Valer Trent in Mississauga
Valer Trent in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Air conditioner repair

Hello,
I had a challenge with my air conditioner in the middle of a hot spell.
I called the call center a few times; customer service was very helpful.
John Saliba was my technician. He was very knowledgeable. He listened to my issues then diagnosed the issue. He was prompt, friendly and a pleasure to meet. PS: he also has a great sense of humor. Thank you. Valerie

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Thanks for choosing Reliance Home Comfort! We appreciate your business- Cait

Lynda Wheeler in Waterloo
Lynda Wheeler in Waterloo
1 review Waterloo, ON
10/10

Air conditioning issues

I was completely satisfied with the service and the service rep. He took the time to thoroughly investigate what could possibly have caused the problem we were experiencing. Very professional and we feel good knowing we have this service.

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Thanks very much for sharing Lynda, we appreciate your business. RM

Anne Freestone in London
Anne Freestone in London
1 review London, ON
10/10

Humidifier, Winter tune up

The service l received from both Customer Service, and service tech, was lst rate, helpful when first l phoned Reliance with my problem, quick response and courtsey from Tech, Thank You

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Thanks for sharing Anne, we sincerely appreciate it. RM

Ingrid LeMarquand in Thunder bay
Ingrid LeMarquand in Thunder bay
1 review Thunder Bay, ON
4/10

replacement of rental water heater

We recently had to have our rental water heater replaced as it was about 18 years old. We live on the 2nd floor in a condo building and it was my understanding that a drip pan under the water heater is required in such buildings. The technician did not have one with him so he installed the water heater without the pan. I'm not sure if this was the proper thing to do and would like some feedback as to what should be done now.

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Sorry to hear this Ingrid. If you could please contact me at rmassingham@reliancecomfort.com, I will gladly work to get you some assistance here. Thank you. RM

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More about Reliance Home Comfort

Reliance Home Comfort has been delivering high quality home comfort products and services for over 40 years. Specializing in furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and plumbing, we provide our customers with peace of mind and are with you every step of the way. When you choose Reliance, you’re choosing one of the largest HVAC providers in Canada, with over 1.7 million customers and growing. You can expect your call to be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With one of the largest networks of licensed technicians in Canada, we respond to over 500,000 service calls each year.
After all, we believe you are investing in much more than home comfort equipment, you’re investing in a relationship and your satisfaction is our top priority.

CATEGORIES
Heating & Air Conditioning and Plumbing
PRODUCTS
Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Water Heaters, Air Purifiers, Boilers, Water Softeners, Equipment Protection Plans
SERVICES
Installation, Service, Repair, Plumbing
BRANDS
Carrier, Goodman, Rheem, Amana, Smart Air, Rinnai
WEBSITE
https://www.reliancehomecomfort.com
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheques, Cash, Credit Card, Pre-Authorized Payment
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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