Alert Labs and Water Matrix partner to save property managers millions of litres in wasted water

Alert Labs and Water Matrix partner to save property managers millions of litres in wasted water

by Support Team May 14, 2019

To help optimize water usage at residential and commercial properties, Alert Labs, manufacturer of smart building sensors and software, and Water Matrix, water conservation experts, announced their partnership.

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How Furnace Humidifiers Work and How They Cause High Water Bills

How Furnace Humidifiers Work and How They Cause High Water Bills

by Support Team May 13, 2019

Joining the list of plumbing fixtures and appliances that can cause high water bills is the mighty furnace humidifier. This article looks at the role they play in home comfort and how they can lead to high bills and water related damage.

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Save Money on Your AC Costs: 5 Simple Ways

Save Money on Your AC Costs: 5 Simple Ways

by Support Team May 06, 2019

Heating and cooling your home can account for almost half of your annual energy bills but, you can save money on your electric bill by making some small changes to your air conditioning unit and your habits.

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Can a Water Softener Cause a High Water Bill?

Can a Water Softener Cause a High Water Bill?

by Support Team April 29, 2019

There are usually two common culprits for unintentional water waste—and that’s a running toilet or your water softener. Keep reading to learn how to check your water softener to help keep your water bill in check.

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How Sentree Helps Your HVAC Business Grow: Contractor Q&A

How Sentree Helps Your HVAC Business Grow: Contractor Q&A

by Support Team April 04, 2019

How the Sentree A/C Monitoring System's real-time remote monitoring of residential central air conditioning systems to track A/C health helps your HVAC business grow.

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Alert Labs Matches Donations to Indigenous Youth Training Program

Alert Labs Matches Donations to Indigenous Youth Training Program

by Support Team March 22, 2019

From World Water Day (March 22) to Earth Day (April 22), Alert Labs will match donations from its customers to Water First. The Water First Charity trains First Nations people to become water treatment operators and advocates for clean drinking water in their communities.

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Why You Need a Smart Sump Pump Alarm and Sensor

Why You Need a Smart Sump Pump Alarm and Sensor

by Support Team February 25, 2019

A smart sump pump alarm and sensor could be the solution to worries about your sump pit overflowing due to sump pump failure. Learn how.

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Alert Labs Partners with Basement Waterproofing Experts to Minimize Water Damage

Alert Labs Partners with Basement Waterproofing Experts to Minimize Water Damage

by Support Team February 19, 2019

Many people just don’t know if their sump pump will protect them from water damage during the next spring thaw or heavy rainfall. Enter the world’s first predictive sump pump sensor, Sumpie. Designed and manufactured by Alert Labs, Sumpie monitors and analyzes sump pump performance and water levels, and alerts property owners before water damage occurs. 

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What is a Sump Pump and Why You Should Care

What is a Sump Pump and Why You Should Care

by Support Team February 01, 2019

A sump pump removes accumulated water from your home’s water-collecting sump pit. If you're concerned about water damage from basement flood, it is a good idea learn more about your sump pump.

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Lower Business Interruption Claims with IoT Water Sensors

Lower Business Interruption Claims with IoT Water Sensors

by Support Team January 31, 2019

In their annual risk barometer report, Allianz Global lists Business Interruption as the number one threat. Smart water sensors could be the key to minimizing this risk.

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Property Management Company Saves $100,000 With Water Flow Sensor

Property Management Company Saves $100,000 With Water Flow Sensor

by Support Team January 23, 2019

A few months after installation, the Flowie water flow sensor detected water leaks at 2 multi-family buildings. The leaks were fixed and Minto Apartments saved approximately $100,000 on water costs.

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Why is My Water Bill So High? 10 Possible Causes

Why is My Water Bill So High? 10 Possible Causes

by Support Team January 21, 2019

Water leaks that you can't hear or see can cause extremely high water bills. Learn how you can check for leaks and other problems that cause high water bills.

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How to Read a Water Meter in the USA

How to Read a Water Meter in the USA

by Support Team January 14, 2019

Water meter reading doesn't have to be complicated. The first thing you need to do is locate your water meter. If you live in the Northern United States where winter temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, you might be surprised to know that your water meter is actually in your house. 

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How to Read a Water Meter to Detect a Leak

How to Read a Water Meter to Detect a Leak

by Support Team January 04, 2019

If you’ve already searched your home for all the likely culprits—a running toilet, shower head or faucet leaks and everything appears to be in working order, the easiest way to figure out if you have a leak is to read your water meter.

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How to Fix a Running Toilet the Easy Way

How to Fix a Running Toilet the Easy Way

by Support Team January 03, 2019

What’s that sound coming from the bathroom? Is someone still in the bathroom? Perhaps Taco Tuesday wasn’t such a great idea. Wait—that’s the sound of a running toilet. Learn to fix a running toilet easily.

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Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Retired Parents and Snowbirds

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Retired Parents and Snowbirds

by Support Team December 07, 2018

Choosing a Christmas gift for your retired parents or that snowbird on your Christmas list is easier than you think. Even if they’ve already taken flight for Florida, there’s still time for these Christmas gifts for your retired parents, grandparents or snowbirds.

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Water Flow Sensor Saves School Board Thousands of Dollars

Water Flow Sensor Saves School Board Thousands of Dollars

by Support Team November 28, 2018

After installing the Alert Labs Flowie water flow sensor at one of the Simcoe County schools, Jessica discovered a urinal and faucet were leaking. The plumbing fixtures were repaired and the amount of money saved in wasted water is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars for a single school. 

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Water Level Sensor Can Monitor Rising Water in Elevator Pits

Water Level Sensor Can Monitor Rising Water in Elevator Pits

by Support Team November 08, 2018

During torrential rains in the Summer of 2018, two men became trapped inside an elevator after the elevator pit flooded in a parking garage in Toronto. They were rescued but the incident raises the question of how to better monitor the water level in elevator pits. A new sump pump sensor could be the answer.

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Water Flow Sensor Helps Clients Save Money On Water

Water Flow Sensor Helps Clients Save Money On Water

by Support Team October 17, 2018

Clients of Smart Watering Systems are saving money on their water bills with the Flowie water flow sensor. More than 50 of them have installed Flowie at their properties and many have saved thousands of dollars on their water bills thanks to alerts for water leaks, floods, and unusual water use.u

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Remote Air Conditioning Monitoring Easy with Sentree Smart Sensor

Remote Air Conditioning Monitoring Easy with Sentree Smart Sensor

by Support Team October 10, 2018

Service calls will never be the same again. Gone are the days of responding to air conditioning problems without the right information or tools. Today, Alert Labs announced their newest smart sensor - the Sentree A/C monitoring system. Sentree is designed for the remote monitoring of air conditioning systems from anywhere in the world.

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Watsco Completes Acquisition of Alert Labs Inc.

Watsco Completes Acquisition of Alert Labs Inc.

by Support Team October 10, 2018

COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA October 10, 2018 Watsco, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alert Labs Inc., a technology company founded in 2015 and based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Next-generation water monitors

Next-generation water monitors

by Support Team October 09, 2018

Imagine you’re driving along on your daily commute. Suddenly, the engine seizes. The car grinds to a halt. Thick black smoke begins pouring out of the hood of your car as you wonder what happened.

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Alert Labs CEO Honouree for Clean Tech at Clean50 2019 Awards

Alert Labs CEO Honouree for Clean Tech at Clean50 2019 Awards

by Support Team September 27, 2018

Canadian water tech company Alert Labs is honoured that George Tsintzouras, President & CEO, is being recognized in Canada’s Clean50 2019 Awards.
The awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization and recognize 50 individuals or small teams from 16 different categories who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

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Flowie saves city big on water costs and damage

Flowie saves city big on water costs and damage

by Support Team September 20, 2018

Within days of initial implementation, facilities management staff received their first high consumption alert on a Friday evening. Staff quickly responded to investigate that evening and they found grounds watering had been taking place and was mistakenly left on. Without the immediate alert from the device, the water may have been running for hours or even days resulting in wasted water and unnecessary cost.

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