With winter approaching, it’s time to ensure the air inside your home is clean and healthy. Here’s how to do it without breaking a sweat…
You’ll be spending more time indoors throughout winter, so ensure the air you’re breathing is healthy. The Netatmo Velux Active can help
Here in Britain we’re a nation of hermits, with recent research indicating that we spend around 90 per cent of our lives in the great indoors. Add in the fact that the average adult is said to breathe in 15,000 litres of air a day, and the importance of having good quality oxygen breezing around your house becomes all-too apparent.
But how are you meant to tell what’s good air and what’s not? Well, you don’t have to. Why? Because Velux has teamed up with Netatmo to launch a brilliant system that does exactly that.
Not only will the Velux Active (£ 200, velux.co.uk) use sensors to continuously monitor the temperature, humidity and CO2 concentration inside your home (which would be interesting but, let’s face it, kinda pointless), it’ll open or close your roof windows, blinds and shutters accordingly, to ensure your lungs are getting the optimal intake at all times.
Worried that you’ll never get a say in how and when your house is ventilated? Don’t be, as the Velux Active works with Apple HomeKit (Android compatibility hasn’t been established yet), meaning you can take full control of the situation via a simple app on your iPhone or iPad, or by speaking the relevant voice command in Siri’s direction.
This clever system won’t just improve your health and comfort, either… With recent studies suggesting that poor air quality can reduce productivity in the office by as much as 10 per cent, the Velux Active promises to give home workers and students the boost they need to meet their deadlines.
Velux Active will open or close your windows automatically to ensure you get clean, fresh air throughout your home
Netatmo’s Velux Active kit is easy to install, so you can access better home health with just a few taps of your phone