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Smarter Homes By Minto Communities

The comfort and performance of your home is at your fingertips

Smarter Homes by Minto Communities

Control the comfort and performance of your home through new home automation technology and one, easy to use app. Minto Communities is bringing you the Smarter Home, customizable to your lifestyle, where control of your own environment and system monitoring is just a tap or swipe away.

Monitor and control your Minto Smarter Home through a single app



New Minto Communities homes will be equipped with the essential components of a Smarter Home. As a qualifying Minto homeowner, you will receive the Starter Package, powered by Enercare Smarter Home™. These components connect you to your home’s thermostat, provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system performance monitoring, alert you to water leaks, and help you track and measure the performance of your home. This is all to give you peace of mind and control from one single and intuitive mobile app.

The physical components of your Smarter Home Starter Package are included (and yours to keep forever), and the subscription to the performance app is free of charge for the first three years, with no contracts and no obligations.

How it works

  • Once you get the keys to your new Minto Communities home, Enercare will send a representative to meet with you to install the remaining components of your Smarter Home Starter Package, set up and customize your mobile app and go over any questions you might have.
  • After installation, Enercare’s helpful team of representatives and technicians will be your go-to. They are available 24/7 for emergency response, call centre support, and offer same-day service.
  • For even more ease of use, your Smarter Home also integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and is compatible with iPhone and Android.

There are insurance savings opportunities when you own a Smarter Home, especially with leak sensors. Speak with your insurance provider about potential home insurance discounts.

1 After three free years, the monitoring app will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.99/month + HST for Minto Homeowners. Applies to Enercare’s Smarter Home Essentials Package. E & OE April 2019 subject to change without notice.

Starter Package

The Starter Package is the foundation of your Smarter Home experience and includes the following:

  • Smarter Home Hub
    Collects and analyzes data from your Smarter Home devices
  • Smarter Home Thermostat
    Control the environment of your home from the couch or even while you’re away
  • Smarter Home Water Leak Sensor
    Be alerted to any water leaks immediately
  • Smarter Home Performance Monitoring
    Alerts you to any HVAC performance issues
  • Smarter Home Smart Away
    Enable location-based actions that your Smarter Home can perform

If you are interested in further home automation, you can discuss the different package upgrade options that can be purchased to increase the connectivity of your home. You have the option to expand the system to control your door locks, lights, outlets doorbell camera and much more directly from your phone, anytime, anywhere.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

Is there any legal contract or obligation?

Minto Communities homes that include the Smarter Home Package come with a three year subscription for the mobile app (valued at $7.99/month). There is no legal contract or obligation to install the water leak sensor or use the app. It is entirely up to you!
Your thermostat can also be adjusted on the wall, as you would in any other home. For those interested in further home automation options, you can purchase components to expand on the included features and access it all from the one, single app.

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.
There are also insurance savings opportunities when you own a Smarter Home, especially with presence of leak sensors. Speak with your insurance provider about potential home insurance discounts.

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.

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, video doorbells and much more, which can all be controlled from your phone, anytime, anywhere.

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
  • Riversbend
  • Quinn's Pointe Stage 2
  • Mahogany Stage 2
  • Morgan's Creek
  • Arcadia Stage 3
  • Harmony Stage 1 Infusion Terrace Homes
  • Any future communities/stages going forward

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