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Eddy Home is now Eddy Solutions

Eddy has changed our name We are very pleased to announce our new name and identity: Eddy Solutions! “Our initial goal was to mitigate risk for individual homeowners,” commented Sam Boyajian, President of Eddy Solutions, “however we have grown to serve the multi-family and commercial buildings industry through our riser, boiler main feed and in-suite […]...
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Toronto’s drinking water comes from Lake Ontario. True or False?

Welcome back to ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ?’ This week we asked: “Toronto’s drinking water comes from Lake Ontario. True or False?”. It turns out that the answer is True! The drinking water in Toronto does, in fact, comes from Lake Ontario (SOURCE). This is accomplished through pipes of up to 5 kilometers delivering water from […]...
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Snooze Feature

Did you know that your My Eddy Home App has a function that allows you to proactively let the Eddy system know you’ll be using your water outside of your typical family usage? Simply click the ‘Snooze Alerts’ function on the My Eddy Home App when: You know you will be using water (such as […]...
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Eddy Wins 2018 AI Pioneer Award!

Eddy has won a 2018 AI Pioneer Award and we could not be happier! Last week, at the Insurance AI and Analytics USA Summit in Chicago, we were named one of three 2018 AI Pioneers. The two-day event hosted some of the biggest insurance companies and the heaviest hitters in the InsurTech space. Insurance Nexus […]...
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Eddy & InFlow

Eddy was extremely honoured to be selected by InFlow, our inventory software/platform provider, to be featured as a customer highlight. As part of this project, the Inflow team visited our warehouse to learn more about Eddy and how we use their system, and they filmed a video of the experience. To take a look at […]...
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‘What’s Your Eddy IQ?’ Water consumption during July and August

Welcome back to ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ?’ This week we asked: “True or False? Water consumption during July and August is nearly double the consumption during the winter season”. It turns out that the answer is True! Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with rising water use because of higher water demand. In summer, we begin […]...
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The Emotional Toll of Water Damage

Water damage causes more than just the destruction of property Water is the new fire. By now you have likely heard the dangers of water damage. Water has overtaken all other types of risks to become to the biggest risk facing property owners today. In fact, a homeowner is three times more likely to experience […]...
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Eddy Welcomes New President – Sam Boyajian

Eddy is proud to announce that Sam Boyajian has joined its Leadership Team as President. Sam Boyajian has spent his career in the building technology industry with over 15 years of experience in energy, HVAC and IT integration. Sam held several sales and operations leadership roles with Johnson Controls before joining Siemens as the head […]...
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Eddy Selected to Pilot with QuadReal as Part of UPPLift Program

Eddy chosen as a winner of the City of Toronto’s first ever UPPLift program. Eddy was a proud participant of Toronto’s first ever UPPLift program, an innovation accelerator project that included 20 local innovators selected to prepare a proposal and pitch to QuadReal and/or the City of Toronto for a pilot project. UPPLift is “an […]...
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Water usage in Spring and Summer Months

After a long winter that extended a little too far into spring (at least for some of us), it’s wonderful to be experiencing some lovely spring temperatures. But what does this mean for water usage in spring and summer? It shouldn’t come as a surprise that water usage peaks in the spring/summer months. The Ontario […]...
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Home Appliances and Water Damage: Is Your Home at Risk?

Water damage comes in many different forms. Among the kinds of leaks that originate from inside the home, perhaps the most heartbreaking are from appliance failures. Appliance failure is much more common than you might think, with appliance failures accounting for 30% of residential flood claims (Source). Understanding the most common points of appliance failure […]...
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Flooding: How IoT Sensor Technology Can Help Alleviate Your Risk

Flooding Season is upon us! April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. This time of year, we generally think we’re ready for rainy weather and the associated basement flooding. However, in recent years, unpredictable weather patterns have resulted in more flooding than expected. Toronto’s 2017 spring season saw waters rise to record breaking […]...
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Eddy Home’s Website Wins Horizon Award!

We could not be prouder of our team: Eddy’s website just received an award from the Horizon Interactive Awards! The Horizon Interactive Awards is an International competition showcasing excellence in online advertising, web site design, and video production. Each year, the competition receives tens of thousands of entries from 40 countries globally. Our web designing […]...
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Celebrating World Water Day: What’s your Water IQ?

Water is an essential building block of life. In Canada, we’re all a bit spoiled when it comes to water; turn on the tap and it appears, but globally, there’s a water shortage coming. It’s a great time to learn more about water and overall consumption. #WorldWaterDay is an international day of awareness focusing on […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ? Homes located in downstream and low-lying areas are particularly exposed to overland flooding – True or False?

Welcome back to ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ?’ This week we asked: Homes located in downstream and low-lying areas are particularly exposed to overland flooding – True or False? The answer is… True.  As mentioned in our earlier blog post, floods and water damage may seem a distant and obscure concept to many Canadians. In reality, […]...
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Eddy Home – Proud Semtech Partner

Connectivity is a huge concern for smart home technologies, plaguing users with poor connectivity and short battery life. Thanks to Semtech’s LoRa technology, users can benefit from enhanced connectivity and longevity creating significant advantages in the home water monitoring market. Eddy Home’s products are LoRaWAN enabled, providing consistent connectivity. Eddy Home has partnered with Semtech […]...
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Water Scarcity

Most North Americans do not think about water scarcity. To most of us, we have an abundance of clean, fresh, drinkable water. While you can turn on a faucet at a moment’s notice, water is something you should not waste. Water scarcity is poised to become a huge issue for millions and millions of people […]...
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Get Smart this March Break

March Break, Mid-Winter Break, or Spring Break, whatever you like to call it, it’s approaching. This time of year sees a bump of around 30% in the number of visitors to airports and resorts. With the kids off from school, many families take advantage of the time off to hit the slopes, relax on the […]...
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Eddy and City of Guelph Sub-metering Rebate: $225 for Eddy’s Solution!

The City of Guelph’s New Rebate Program – $225 Rebate for Installation of Eddy Guelph residents can add another environmentally friendly as well as protective tool to their homes courtesy of a big boost from their city with the introduction of their “Residential Sub-Water Meter Program.” The program, announced last week by the City will […]...
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What in the world is LoRaWAN?

If you keep up with IoT news, or have looked into any of our products in detail, you’ve probably seen or heard the term LoRa or LoRaWAN being thrown about quite a bit. “What is LoRaWAN?”, you might be asking? Well, LoRaWAN is a new type of wireless communication poised to take the connected world […]...
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Water Protection for High Rise & Multi-Dwelling Units

Water Damage: Is Your Building at Risk? The rising risk of water damage is affecting millions of condo dwellers, and IoT water monitoring can help. Whether you live in a condo, apartment, or single dwelling home, water damage is your biggest risk. Most property owners do not realize that they are 12 times more likely […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ? Frozen Pipes in Warmer vs. Colder Climates

Our What’s Your Eddy IQ social media game has concluded this week, and we’d like to thank all who played. This week’s question stumped a bunch of folks, as it’s a common misconception. We asked: “True or False? A home’s pipes are more likely to freeze in warmer climates than colder climates,” and nearly all […]...
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Eddy and AutoHot: Announcing a new Partnership

Conservation has always been a big part of Eddy’s vision, and in that spirit, we’re pleased to share a new partnership. Eddy has joined forces with AutoHot, a demand hot water recirculation system for homes and businesses. The AutoHot system provides demand hot water at your fixtures with the press of a button or by […]...
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Eddy Win’s HHHBA’s Dragon’s Den!

Congratulations to Sue Cerilli and the entire Eddy team for winning the Hamilton Halton Home Builder Association’s (HHHBA) 2018 Dragon’s Den competition! Well, we here at Eddy aren’t above tooting our own horn! We’ve won another award, this time a fun pitch competition from the HHHBA on Wednesday evening at their January meeting. The Hamilton-Halton […]...
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Appy Days are Here! Getting the Most From Your My Eddy Home App

There’s no doubt about it, the connected home is great. Whether you’re implementing a complete smart home with smart security, entertainment, energy, and water, or treading into the IoT world one by one, staying connected to your home via the Internet and App has many benefits. Applications are a key component in the connected home […]...
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Avoiding Frozen Pipes this Cold Season – Are You at Risk?

No doubt about it: it’s been a cold start to 2018. As North America faces its biggest deep freeze in years, many homeowners are worried about frozen pipes. And they should be – frozen pipes aren’t just inconvenient; a small crack in a pipe can cause gallons of water to flood into your home, resulting […]...
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Happy Holidays from Eddy Home!

From all of us at Eddy Home, Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.  The Holidays are upon us, and the entire team would like to wish you and yours a wonderful season of happiness, peace, and love. We have much to celebrate this year, and want to thank our customers and partners […]...
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Blue is the new Green: Water Conservation through Eddy

Let’s face it: Canadians aren’t great at water conservation. We are fortunate to live with one of the most abundant water sources in the world. Despite housing less than half a percent of the world’s population, we hold 20% of the Earth’s total freshwater resources, and 7% of its renewable water (Source). While water conservation […]...
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Are You at Risk because of Kitec?

Home or condo owners – you could be on the hook for the replacement of Kitec plumbing. There’s a plumbing crisis right now that may affect your home. If you have Kitec plumbing in your home, you are at significant risk of it failing, resulting in not just leaks but major flooding. Kitec plumbing, a […]...
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Water Damage in Condos: Know the Risks

If you’re one of the millions of Canadians living in a condo, it often feels like you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. You worry about the goings-on inside your unit and expect that your condo corporation will take care of the rest so long as you pay your maintenance fees. Unfortunately, the reality […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ? Canadians and Wasting Water

We love our weekly ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ?’ game! This week, we asked our Facebook followers: True or False? Canadians are the biggest water wasters in the world. It’s a tough one to ask. Canadians are typically good global citizens. Very concerned about the environment, and, of course, very polite. But are we water wasters? […]...
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Eddy Home Receives Second RIBO Accreditation – Overland Flooding Course

Overland Flooding and Smart Water Sensing Technology An Educational Course/Presentation for Insurance Brokers Overland flooding has become one the hottest topics in home insurance today. With the reality of climate change facing Canadians, weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, resulting in many types of flooding issues. Smart water sensing technology can significantly assist a homeowner, […]...
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Water Damage and Airbnb Hosts: 5 Ways Eddy Can Help

Water damage continues to be the number one risk facing homeowners. For Airbnb hosts, particularly those that manage their rental properties remotely, water is a huge concern. In fact, a considerable number of hosts in the Airbnb Community Host forum mention water damage as an issue Water damage issues are continually found in the news, […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ? Water Damage compared to Theft

Playing ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ’ is always a fun game at Eddy! This week, we asked our Facebook followers: True or False? You’re three times more likely to have water damage in your home than a theft.” Now, this one should be fairly easy, if you’ve been paying enough attention. The fact is that water […]...
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Eddy Home Pitches at Product Hunt Toronto

Eddy Home was honoured to be the first hardware product ever demoed at a Product Hunt Toronto event on Thursday, November 9. Our very own Shkya Ghanbarian, Director of Sales & Growth Strategy (and insurance industry expert) took to the stage at Product Hunt Toronto’s Insurtech event to speak about the havoc that water damage […]...
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Eddy Home: a proud part of IBAO and InsurTechTO

It’s been a busy few weeks at Eddy Home, as we’ve just returned from speaking at two major insurance events: IBAO’s annual conference, and InsurTechTO – both of which included insurance companies, brokerages, and risk specialists in the insurance field. The IBAO‘s annual conference was held in Ottawa this year, and included thousands of insurance […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ – Water Use Compared with 10 Year Ago

Our weekly ‘What’s Your Eddy IQ” Facebook game challenges our followers to water related questions to test their knowledge on all things water! This week, we asked: “True or False? Canadian’s are using more water now than 10 years ago.” It’s tougher than it looks! The answer is: False. That’s great news for us and […]...
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Water Damage and Mold: What You Need to Know

Water damage is devastating. It can ruin everything in its path: flooring, walls, carpeting, furniture, and precious, irreplaceable keepsakes. It’s costly and heartbreaking to fix. However, many of us may not be aware of the biggest and most distressing effect of water damage: mold. Mold – in its most toxic form– is typically black in […]...
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Tips to Protect your Home this Fall

Take advantage of the fall weather to protect your home with a fall audit.  In case the sudden temperature drops and robust colours haven’t alerted you, let us do it for you: Fall is here. It’s a beautiful time of year – crisp winds framed in vivid, earthy colours – reminding us that winter isn’t […]...
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What’s Your Eddy IQ? Water Damage

True or False: Water damage is the biggest risk facing homeowners today. This week’s topic for discussion is water damage. Most homeowners are likely unaware that nearly 50% of all residential claims in Canada are due to water damage (Source). Research shows that people are 12 times more likely to have a water damage claim than […]...
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Home Flood Prevention in Ontario

Most homeowners do not realize how important it is to install home flood prevention devices in their Ontario homes until it’s too late. High-tech flood protection devices like the Eddy IQ and Eddy H2O Sensor from Eddy Home are capable of so much more than merely detecting pipe leaks or small basement floods in your […]...
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Eddy Home is IICRC CEC Accredited!

Smart Home Water Monitoring and Leak Detection Manufacturer Eddy Home is pleased to announce that our IICRC training for Restoration Professionals is now accredited as part of their Continuing Education Credit program. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a not for profit certification and standards organization serving more than 25 countries […]...
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NEWS RELEASE: Eddy Home Wins Water Canada Award

Eddy Home was honoured as a recipient of the 2017 Water Canada Awards on June 22 at their annual Gala event in Toronto. Established in 2011, the Water’s Next national awards program “honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water” in Canada.” The Awards Gala presented 13 awards […]...
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NEWS RELEASE: Eddy Home Announces the Launch of Flood Detection H2O Sensors

Eddy Home continues to offer superior leak detection and water monitoring protection with the launch of our flood detection H2O sensors. The H2O, an integral part of Eddy Home’s Smart Water Management Solution, a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) powered system that tracks water usage and detects abnormal patterns to identify leaks ranging from minor […]...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Eddy Home Receives RIBO accreditation

Canadian owned and operated Eddy Home is pleased to announce that we have received RIBO accreditation for our educational course. RIBO, or the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario organization, is the licensing body for all insurance brokers in the province. All brokers are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education credits. Eddy Home’s free […]...
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