They say your home is where the heart is. Just like the heart, the home needs a tracker to know whether it is healthy or not. The uHoo indoor air quality sensor acts like a fitness tracker for your home’s indoor air quality. It measures nine parameters – making it – making it the most advanced indoor air quality sensor – that measure temperature, humidity, particulate matter (PM2.5), VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, and air pressure.
Indoor air can be up to ten times more dangerous than outdoor air, according to EPA. Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, and not monitoring the air quality can have negative short and long-term effects on the health, productivity, and even sleep quality. Short-term health effects are usually headaches, dizziness, and irritation. These symptoms will usually disappear when the sources of indoor air pollution are eliminated. That’s why having an indoor air quality sensor like uHoo can help in identifying these sources.
The uHoo unit is as small and almost as light as a Starbucks venti cup that can easily fit right in your home. The unit connects to an app that sends an alert to your phone. For instance, if you recently sprayed a disinfectant, this will increase the levels of VOCs in the air, and you will get an alert on your phone notifying you of the increase in VOC level. Disinfectants and other cleaning products are notorious for having high levels of VOCs, which can cause headaches, nausea, and eye irritation.
Maintaining the optimal temperature at home is crucial, most especially for those who are working at home. According to a data from the US Census, there are around 8 million people who work from home in 2017 and this number continues to rise each year. The most comfortable temperature in the home is 68°F (20°C). Some studies have concluded that 77°F is the optimal temperature for productivity. The ideal range for rooms in your home is anywhere from 64°F to 69°F (18°C to 21°C). The ideal temperature for sleeping is 65°F (18.5°C).
uHoo was launched in July 2017 and has been helping families worldwide monitor their indoor air quality and keep their homes safe. Founders Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng and Brian Lin both have rhinitis and created uHoo to help them manage their symptoms.
Most of uHoo’s customer base are parents from the U.S. who have newborns or kids with asthma and allergies. Having uHoo in their homes allow them to understand the chemicals and toxins in the air commonly found in household items, such as air fresheners, disinfectants, and other cleaning supplies.
uHoo is available worldwide through its website or Amazon and can be integrated with other devices through IFFTT (if this, then that) and integrations with Alex and Google Home will be released soon!
uHoo will also be showcased along with the other hot technologies from Singapore at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada from Jan. 8 to 11, 2019. Get a chance to try uHoo and visit Booth 51641. CES attendees will also get a special offer when they buy a uHoo unit during the event.