Did you know that indoor air is more polluted than the air we breathe outside? In fact, many experts agree that it’s as much as 10 times worse. Add to that the fact that Health Canada and the EPA have reported that Canadians spend up 90% of our time indoors, and it can mean that we are constantly surrounding ourselves with unhealthy air every day.
Throughout the day, the average Canadian household can see an elevation in the level of humidity and CO2. This elevation can cause headaches, dizziness and sleepiness, and can also contribute to long-term health issues such as asthma due to mold in the home.
Proper ventilation removes polluted air from the home and promotes an overall healthier lifestyle. The problem lies in the fact that many homes are simply not being ventilated frequently enough.
A Smart Solution for Infrequently Ventilated Homes
VELUX Skylights has introduced a new skylight automation system that can help improve indoor air quality and create a more comfortable living environment.
VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO is the first smart skylight system that connects with Apple HomeKit, allowing homeowners to manage indoor climate control at home or remotely across all Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and HomePod. The system can be controlled using Siri®, Apple’s voice-controlled intelligent assistant, or with the touch of a button on the Apple Home app.
“VELUX ACTIVE take out the guess work, giving homeowners additional control over their new or existing VELUX Skylights by automatically opening the skylights two-to-three times daily to remove stale, polluted air,” said Nels Moxness, president and CEO of VELUX Canada. “It thinks for you. The system has the ability to recognize a need for fresh air and open the skylights automatically, creating a healthier indoor environment.”
Smart sensor technology monitors CO2, humidity levels and temperature in the home and data from local weather stations to automatically open the skylights if fresh air is needed. The system can also automate skylight blinds to maximize energy efficiency and interior temperature.
VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO works along with a control app for iOS and Android. Therefore, you can manage and monitor your skylights with a few touches on your smartphone.
To learn more about this incredible innovation, visit //www.velux.ca.
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