Ultimately, knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t live without an air quality sensor. Air quality testing is now an essential part of the smart home revolution...
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John Koetsier, Tech Journalist

Forbes

residential - client testimonial

airthinx protects family from shocking levels of Carbon Dioxide in a home

The Client’s needs: We have a lot of smart home devices today. But can you really call a home smart if it doesn’t know whether or not your most critical environment is safe? My home furnace was venting exhaust into my house for at least three to five months and I had no clue. Until I started using a home air quality sensor. My family had some symptoms over the past few months, ever since we had redone the siding on the home. But we didn’t connect the dots.

AirThinx IAQ Data: The Airthinx showed shocking levels of Carbon dioxide in my house that were five times normal levels and regularly safe exposure limits. Our levels were hitting 5,000 and plateauing there.

Outcome: Only when we knew that the C02 levels were that high, however, did we start to explore why, and learn the cause. Unbeknownst to us, the workers putting siding on the house had impacted the furnace exhaust piping, jostling it enough so that a poorly attached connection to the furnace popped off. We were literally breathing combustion exhaust.

What the Client Said: Ultimately, knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t live without an air quality sensor. Air quality testing is now an essential part of the smart home revolution. Without it, you quite literally don’t know what you’re breathing, and you don’t know what risks you’re subjecting yourself and your family to. The interesting thing is that the furnace is only four years old, and cost us somewhere around $5,000. But even at that price it was too stupid to tell me it was malfunctioning, and dangerously so.

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