Here's why it works
Did you know that according to the EPA, the lack of air movement throughout the home can lead to a buildup of toxic pollutants that are 10x greater inside a home than outside? Not only that, new construction techniques that utilize energy efficient windows and doors worsen the problem and decrease the movement of outside air throughout the home.
Fig 1: Indoor Air Quality Problems
Studies have shown that respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and allergies can all be lessened by improving indoor air quality. Those in a good state of health will also benefit from cleaner, fresher air as studies from the University of California, Berkeley have shown.
Fig 2: Relationship between allergic symptoms and room ventilation
Our team has developed fenestra, the first and only smart window technology (Patent Pending) which solves indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. By automatically opening and closing the windows in your home at precisely the right time, fresh air from the outdoors can circulate seamlessly through your home, flushing out stale and dirty air in the process.
Here's how it works
During summer, temperatures rise, A/C use increases considerably, as does electricity consumption. fenestra helps cool your home easily and conveniently with fresh morning air. As the day goes by and temperatures begins to rise, fenestra conveniently responds by closing windows.
Fig 3: Summer Temperature Throughout Day and Optimal Window Open Times
Then winter arrives and stale air accumulates as people seal and heat their homes. Indoor air is degraded to an unhealthy mixture of high levels of carbon dioxide, contaminants, odors, and even viruses. fenestra monitors real-time weather data and chooses the time when the outdoor temperature is warmest, to automatically open windows and allow fresh air into your home.
Fig 4: Winter Temperature Throughout Day and Optimal Window Open Time
During the night or when you are not home, fenestra gives you peace of mind when opening your windows. Armed with a motion sensor, a siren alarm and mobile notifications, fenestra can react and close your windows in an instant to keep you and your family safe.
Teach fenestra to save
fenestra will do what you tell it to, so our suggestion is to create quick and easy energy-saving routines. Start by automating your windows to open and close according to your preferences. Replace the use of the A/C when air temperature outside is comfortable, or early in the morning when the air outside is fresh and opening a window can be a hassle.
If you think all this is too good to be true consider this, a study conducted by the University of California found out that opening and closing the windows of your home at the right moments, could in some climate areas and conditions, eliminate the need for AC.
Fig 5: Potential Savings*
Environmental awareness and its ties with efficient energy use has increased and become every consumer’s shared responsibility. fenestra is an easy method for reducing energy use and costs. fenestra continually provides high quality air indoors, maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and self-renewable indoor climate.