Airthings, renowned for their top-selling indoor air quality and radon monitors, has announced an expanion of their consumer product line with two groundbreaking additions: Airthings Renew and Wave Enhance. The innovations were introduced on the first day of CES 2024 in Las Vegas.
Airthings Renew: A smart air purifier for healthier homes
The Airthings Renew stands out as the more high-spec device. This is a smart air purifier, meticulously designed in Scandinavia.
The device boasts a sleek, matte gray exterior complemented by a front cover crafted from “audio-grade” woven textile. Airthings has designed this unit with versatility in mind, enabling it to seamlessly integrate into various spaces. Its unique design allows for multiple placement options: it can stand upright, lay flat, or be mounted on a wall, adapting effortlessly to different room layouts and user preferences.
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Renew boasts a 4-stage HEPA-13 filter, effectively removing 99.97% of airborne particles. Its high-performance carbon filter also eliminates gases and odors, ensuring a fresher indoor environment.
Remarkably, Renew can purify the air in a standard bedroom within just 10 minutes, covering areas up to 525 sq ft. It features three operational modes, including a Silent mode for minimal noise disruption, an Auto mode for energy-efficient air quality adjustments, and a Boost mode for rapid air purification.
Wave Enhance: Tailored for bedrooms and home offices
Complementing the Renew is the Wave Enhance, a compact air quality monitor designed for bedrooms and home offices. It features an array of sensors to measure CO2 levels, VOCs, temperature, humidity, air pressure, ambient noise, and light. The Wave Enhance’s unique “Sleep Disruptors” report, accessible via the Airthings app, helps users understand how air quality impacts their sleep and overall well-being.
The importance of indoor air quality: A statistical perspective
Indoor air quality is a critical aspect of our health and well-being. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That’s particularly worrying as we spend up to 90% of our times indoors!
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Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and even cognitive impairment. For instance, a Harvard study found that improved air quality leads to a 61% increase in cognitive function test scores. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that reducing particulate matter in the air can lower the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases.
Eco-friendly and user-centric design
In line with environmental sustainability, Airthings has made significant strides in reducing plastic use and carbon footprint in their products. The Renew utilizes 50% recycled plastic and features almost entirely recyclable or compostable packaging. Similarly, the Wave Enhance uses 70% less plastic than previous models, significantly reducing its manufacturing carbon footprint.
Availability and pricing
The Airthings Renew is available for pre-order now at $399 USD, while the Wave Enhance will retail for $149 USD, with availability expected in mid-2024. These devices blend functionality with user-centric design, reflecting a thoughtful approach to air quality improvement. Renew, with its efficient filtration system, and Wave Enhance, with its detailed air quality monitoring, cater to the growing awareness of indoor environmental health.
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