July 23, 2019
We’re excited to introduce Awair Glow C, our latest air quality monitoring solution! Glow C monitors toxic chemicals (VOCs), temperature, and humidity levels in your space and gives you greater insight and control over your air quality.
In addition to monitoring your air quality, Glow C can also help you resolve air quality issues when they occur. Simply plug your air purifier, humidifier, dehumidifier, fan, or heater into the smart plug and Glow C will automatically turn the device on or off based on your custom triggers.
In the Awair app, choose from hundreds of LED light colors and customize your motion sensor settings to transform your Glow C into a smart night light.
Whether it’s getting better sleep, reducing indoor allergy symptoms, or simply protecting your health, Awair has you covered. In the Awair app, you can customize your Awair Interests, settings, and triggers to fit your preferences.
Receive actionable feedback, custom recommendations, and air quality alerts on your smartphone based on your current air quality status and preferences.
Contrary to popular belief, indoor air tends to be more polluted than the outdoor air of even the busiest cities. That’s largely due to the fact that common building materials and household products emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which accumulate in a closed environment. Things such as mattresses, paint, cleaning products, furniture, building materials, and clothes are all potential sources of VOC pollution. Because this pollution is invisible, most people aren’t aware that they’re breathing unhealthy air and don’t properly ventilate their space or address indoor air pollution at its source.
VOCs can have a wide range of health effects. Moderate levels of exposure can cause headaches, fatigue, allergic skin reactions, eye and throat irritation, and other symptoms that can affect comfort, concentration, and productivity. Higher concentrations have also been associated with more severe health consequences such as cognitive impairment, overworked liver and kidneys, and even cancer. Monitoring indoor VOC levels will help you understand how the products you introduce into your home affect your air quality and empower you to resolve issues when they arise.
Although temperature and humidity aren’t pollutants, they have a significant impact on our health, comfort, and productivity. Humidity levels between 40 and 50 percent are considered optimal. When humidity rises or falls outside of this range, it can aggravate respiratory and skin conditions and cause a variety of adverse health symptoms. Maintaining humidity within this recommended range can also minimize the growth and spread of mold, viruses, and bacteria in your environment.
Like humidity, temperature levels impact our health in a measurable way. The optimal temperature range for an indoor environment is between 64.4ºF and 77ºF (18 to 25ºC), plus or minus a few degrees depending on your personal preferences. When temperature moves outside of this healthy range, it affects your productivity and sleep quality. In addition, very high heat can increase the amount of VOCs that are released into your air from indoor pollution sources.
Is the air in your home truly healthy? Will opening a window improve your asthma and eczema symptoms? Should you consider buying a humidifier, dehumidifier, or fan? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you don’t have the tools to understand and alter your environment.
When it comes to air quality, knowledge is power. Glow C can help you take control of your health and the air you breathe. To learn more about our latest air quality monitoring solution, follow the link below.
As the summer months roll on, some teachers and parents have back to school on their minds. Earlier this year, there were a mix of K-12 classroom dynamics as the vaccine was being distributed across states. Many schools reopened in some capacity, but others were in a completely remote or hybrid format. Now, as younger age groups are waiting for the “green light” for the vaccine, school officials are faced with classroom health and safety questions.
You may not know that you can set your Awair to Sleep Mode, or have it display as a clock. To help you get the full Awair experience, we rounded up some of our favorite and useful hidden features:
Let’s set the scene: You want better insight into the indoor environment so you can stay informed about the health of your building and, more importantly, the health of your employees. You are excited to finally have a continuous, real-time air quality monitoring solution at your fingertips where you can easily track trends over time and make improvements. But, have you considered who has access to this data besides you and how secure your systems are?