Is the Air Around You Making You Sick?
Here’s a gadget that will tell you
Have you ever wondered what’s lurking in the air around you? You can’t see them, but toxins are out there waiting to attack. You might think you have seasonal allergies, but you might actually have a serious mold problem if humidity levels are too high.
Awair is a retro-looking wooden box the size of an alarm clock that senses the air around you and pings you suggestions on how to make your breathing space more breathable.
Here’s how it works: You start by telling Awair what matters to you, whether you’re concerned about allergies, productivity, wellness or sleep. Awair then tracks and records the elements in the air that will have an impact on your health--from dust and toxic chemicals to temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide. It also connects to your appliances--air purifier, thermostat, humidifier, fan--via a smart network and activates them when data shows it’s necessary. The device also tells you when, for the love of everything, you need to clean your AC filter.
The fun part: Awair starts to learn your lifestyle. Say you generally feel sluggish around midday. Awair shows you how to remedy that afternoon slump (which may be caused by peaking CO2 levels between 1 and 4 p.m.) by suggesting you open a window or go for a walk around the block.
The unit covers about 1,000 square feet and costs $199, but if you order now you’ll get 25 percent off--and a little peace of mind that you’ll be breathing easier soon.