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Minto Smarter Home Starter Packages

Minto Communities is excited to offer two new Smarter Home technologies designed to improve your air quality, comfortability and reduce heating costs. Powered by Enercare and ecobee, these systems allow you to breathe easily and live comfortably.

Smarter Home Starter Packages are included in all new homes by Minto Communities. Free for the first three years.* No contracts, no obligations. Continue reading below to know which package is available to you in your new home community.

Comfort and performance at your fingertips

Automate and monitor your Smarter Home technology and be in control of your home comfort using the intuitive Enercare and ecobee mobile apps. Anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy peace of mind with alerts, tips and reminders sent to your phone. These smart home technologies allow you to optimize the performance of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to water leaks, indoor air quality (IAQ) and more.

Smart alerts. Smarter solutions.

Minto Smarter Home Starter Packages are powered by Enercare and ecobee. From detecting leaks and poor indoor air quality (IAQ) to doorbell cameras and temperature sensors, performance and security is in hand. Learn how each package can save you thousands on repairs and heating and cooling costs.

Starter Package, powered by Enercare*

Live comfortably in a Smarter Home. Get notified of issues before they become disasters. Stay in control – and stay in the know – with the Smarter Home Hub by Enercare.

*Available in select communities


Starter Package, powered by Enercare + ecobee*

Unlock a smarter, healthier home. Now featuring ecobee’s Smart Thermostat Premium. Discover Smarter Advantage with IAQ, automate indoor temperature, and save on heating and cooling costs.

*Only available in Avalon Vista Stage 2, Anthem, Abbott's Run, Riversbend at Harmony, and Parkside at Arcadia


How it works

  • New Minto Communities’ Ottawa homes are equipped with the essential components of a Smarter Home
  • Once you get your keys, an Enercare representative meets with you to install the Starter Package, set up your app and answer any questions
  • After installation, Enercare’s helpful team is available 24/7 for emergency response, call centre support and same-day service
  • *After three years, the package is offered at a discounted rate of $8.00/month + HST. E & OE April 27, 2023, subject to change without notice.

Hey, Alexa…

Your Smarter Home integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and is compatible with iOS and Android.

More Enercare smart solutions

To increase your home’s connectivity, additional package options are available to purchase through Enercare.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for a smarter home package?

If you have purchased a new Minto home in the following communities with a mid-2019 closing date or later, you may be eligible for the Smarter Home Starter Package:

  • Avalon Encore Stage 6
  • Avalon West
  • Riversbend
  • Quinn's Pointe Stage 2, 3, and 4
  • Mahogany Stage 2, and 3
  • Morgan's Creek
  • Arcadia Stage 3 and 4
  • Harmony

The following communities are eligible for the Minto Smarter Home Starter Package + ecobee:

  • Parkside at Arcadia
  • Abbott's Run
  • Anthem
  • Riversbend at Harmony
  • Avalon Vista Stage 2

Contact a Sales Representative for more information and to find out if this applies to you and your new home.

Will the Starter Package with Enercare and ecobee be available in other Minto Communities?

Now, the Minto Starter Home Package with Enercare and ecobee is only available in our Parkside at Arcadia community.

How will the Smarter Home Package get set up in my home?

Once you receive the keys to your new Minto home, an Enercare representative will arrange an appointment to meet with you, install the remaining components of your particular Smarter Home Starter Package, help to set up and customize your mobile app and answer any questions you might have. After installation, Enercare’s helpful team will be your go-to guides. They are available 24/7 for emergency response, call center support, and offer same-day service. Your Smarter Home also integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and is compatible with iPhone and Android.

Are there any insurance advantages of the Smarter Home Starter Packages?

It’s important to discuss with your insurance provider to see what benefits there might be depending on your Minto Smarter Home Package.

What are the financial benefits with this system?

Through the mobile app the system will provide early notification of abnormal or taxing performance of your HVAC equipment. This provides you with the opportunity to arrange for the necessary maintenance before the issue becomes problematic or causes household disruption. You will also be able to monitor use, peak times, and how much of your monthly bills are going towards your HVAC equipment.

Can I add other automation features to my home?

If you are interested in further home automation, you can discuss the different package upgrade options with your Enercare representative. You have a wide range of options available to expand the system including door locks, lighting, outlets, and much more, which can all be controlled from your phone, anytime, anywhere.

Is there any legal contract or obligation?

The Smarter Home Packages provided by Enercare are subscriptions that are discounted for the first three years (valued at about $8 per month). The Enercare team will notify homeowners prior to the free term expiration if they want to continue with their service. If the homeowner wants to discontinue, then they will need to call Enercare to cancel before they’re billed month-to-month after the 3-year mark.

What happens after the three year contract?

After three years, the monitoring app will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.99/month + HST* for Minto Homeowners. You can also choose to end service for the mobile app and monitoring service, and keep any components installed in your home.

*Applies to Enercare's Smarter Home Essentials Package. E & OE April 2019 subject to change without notice.

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