If you’re living in the US, your home uses an HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), and you’re into HomeKit, you may be interested to hear about CleanAir, a US-based company who have recently started their own Indiegogo campaign for a new product. The product in question is the ALVI smart filter, that replaces your standard furnace filter, whilst giving you access to all manner of data.
This is achieved with the help of a frame surrounding the filter itself, that contains the technology to measure all manner of data relating in relation to the filter itself, that is then visualised in the company’s own app, which is available on iOS and Android.
Additionally, ALVI’s filter cartridges use low-density media reducing strain on your HVAC system compared to standard filters and high-efficiency systems. Your home will heat up and cools down faster while extending the life of your air handling system. The company make their filters for all manner of dimensions, so it’s unlikely you’ll be left out.
When it comes to filtration, the ALVI filter outclasses most standard filters in a variety of areas, including filtration performance, with the ALVI capturing particulates down to a staggering 0.007 microns, compared to the typical 0.3 microns. The filter also reduces pressure drop from, so more clean air is pushed out but with less strain on the system as a whole. The filter can typically last 6 months, which is double the standard lifetime of many other filters, and on top of that, only the ALVI is capable of the pushed analysis and notifications that come with smart devices.
At present, the ALVI is only supported by its own app and system, but compatibility is planned for the big three systems – Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, as well as Nest and Ecobee. Of course, it’s always advisable to ‘wait and see’ when you see such future promises, as many HomKit users can attest to, but even without these systems currently in place, it’s hard to not be impressed with having a smart filter that gives you constant feedback on the air you breathe in your home.
You can check out a few videos from the company’s own YouTube channel, as well as check out their Indiegogo campaign, if you’re interested in supporting such a venture.