It’s that time of year. Time to batten down the hatches and seal up our homes up for winter.
Unfortunately in the process we dramatically reduce the quality of air in our homes. Canadians spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, where air quality has been found to be anywhere from two to five times as polluted as outdoor air.
But as homes become more energy efficient, they’re actually fuelling a new phenomenon: Sick Home Syndrome.
Sick Home Syndrome is a medical condition where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or feel unwell for no apparent reason. Commonly cited causes are inadequate ventilation, chemical contaminants from indoor sources, and chemical contaminants from outdoor sources.
TZOA‘s flagship product HAVEN wants to diagnose Canada’s homes with their all-in-one smart home air filtration solution.
Installed directly in a homeowner’s existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, HAVEN leverages proprietary sensor technology to detect air pollutants in real-time, delivering air quality updates straight to a homeowner’s mobile device.
Capable of regulating the home’s airflow, filtering detected pollutants out of the air through high performance air filters, HAVEN improves residential air quality by upwards of 90 percent.
Starting at $195, the HAVEN system can be retrofitted into any HVAC system by a professional HVAC engineer. Subscribers receive an ongoing analysis of their home’s air health, a monthly service that includes replacement filters, and regular indoor and outdoor air quality measurement updates.
Originally only available in BC and Alberta and limited to a production run of 1,000 units, TZOA announced last week that it is now available across North America.
“Following our limited product run to residents of Alberta and British Columbia, we’re thrilled to announce our official launch and share our commitment to clean air and better breathing with not only the rest of the country, but all of North America,” said Kevin R. Hart, founder and CEO of TZOA.
“North America is currently experiencing epidemic levels of Sick Home Syndrome, leaving residents with compromised health as a direct result of their homes’ insufficient filtration and regulation of fresh air. You can’t manage what you can’t measure, and HAVEN’s technological capabilities are a testament to our ongoing dedication to air quality detection and healthy home diagnostics. Our aim is to develop accessible solutions to maximize the health potential of every home.”