Enercare teams up with Empire Communities to build worry-free smart homes

Enercare will become the official smart home provider and installer for Empire Communities, integrating its advanced Enercare Smarter Home technology into 1,300 new homes being constructed across Ontario

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ -Enercare Inc. ("Enercare") is proud to team up with one of North America’s largest homebuilders, Empire Communities ("Empire"), to become their official smart home provider and installer. Enercare Smarter Home technology will be installed in over 1,300 new homes being constructed by Empire in the next two years. Each of these homes will be equipped with the Enercare Smarter Home essentials package, which includes a comprehensive suite of smart home products that give homeowners remote access to home comfort and peace of mind, wherever they are.

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While many other smart home offerings in the market simply notify homeowners of issues, Enercare Smarter Home is"Smarter"because it provides customers with a suite of automated solutions within Enercare’s mobile app, as well as access to over 700 licensed technicians, making it easy for homeowners to ensure their new home’s HVAC equipment, water heater and thermostat are running efficiently.

Each home equipped with Enercare Smarter Home will include:

The core of the Enercare Smarter Home network. The Enercare Smarter Home Hub is what collects and analyzes the data from all your home devices, making sense of the information and then sending it out to Enercare’s mobile app. No need to download multiple apps for all your home’s connected devices. No need to try and interpret trends or graphs on your own. The Enercare Smarter Home Hub does the work so you don’t have to. Included in your Enercare Smarter Home essentials package, it’s the cornerstone of Enercare Smarter Home.

Control the heating and cooling of your home, even when you’re not around. In addition to the easy-to-set thermostat in your home, you can also set your home’s temperature remotely with the web browser dashboard or within the mobile app. Turn down the heat when you’re not around to save energy and money, or start warming up the house when you’re on your way home from work.

HVAC performance monitoring uses short and long-term patterns in your HVAC equipment and interprets the information, alerting you if there is an issue for instance, a decline in the efficiency of your equipment which may indicate that maintenance is required; allowing you to resolve a potential issue before it becomes a problem.

Know about water leaks before they have a chance to do significant damage. Water leak sensors can be placed under a sink, near your water heater and around the dishwasher or washing machine, to alert you on the mobile app if there’s a leak in the area. One leak sensor is included in the Enercare Smarter Home essentials package.

As an added benefit, for each new Empire home equipped with Enercare Smarter Home, the essentials package will also include a free Google Home Mini, allowing homeowners to control the Enercare Smarter Home system using voice control.

"We are proud to partner with Empire Communities on this exciting initiative to bring added value and comfort to homeowners," said Jenine Krause, President and Chief Executive Officer at Enercare. "Having our Enercare Smarter Home technology, installed throughout these new communities will enable us to help ensure these new homeowners have a worry-free and easy experience in their new homes. Empire homeowners will be thrilled moving into their Enercare Smarter Homes."

"At Empire Communities, we are always looking for innovative ways to provide families and individuals with a place they can truly call home and we believe Enercare Smarter Home delivers on this," said Sue MacKay, V.P. of Marketing at Empire Communities. "Having the technology installed from the outset will allow homeowners to live more comfortably, knowing they have a proactive smart home solution to protect their biggest investment."

About Enercare Inc.
Enercare is one of North America’s largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies with approximately 5,100 employees under its Enercare and Service Experts brands. Enercare, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Enercare Solutions Inc., is a leading provider of water heaters, water treatment, furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC rental products, plumbing services, protection plans and related services. With operations in Canada and the United States, Enercare serves approximately 1.6 million customers annually. Enercare is also the largest non-utility sub-meter provider, with electricity, water, thermal and gas metering contracts for condominium and apartment suites in Canada and through its Triacta brand, a premier designer and manufacturer of advanced sub-meters and sub-metering solutions.

To learn more, visit enercare.ca/smarterhome.

About Empire Communities
Empire Communities (empirecommunities.com) is a residential builder/developer involved in all sectors of the new home building industry, including both low?rise and high?rise built forms. Celebrating 25 years of building inspiring new places to live, Empire has an established tradition of creating prestigious award-winning new homes, communities and amenities and has earned a reputation for outstanding attention to detail and customer service. Since its inception in 1993, Empire has built over 12,000 new homes and condos. Today, Empire is one of the largest homebuilders in North America with current communities in Toronto, Southwestern Ontario and the Southern U.S. States.

SOURCE Enercare Inc.

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