Track local pollen counts and adjust your indoor air purifier remotely

Track local pollen counts and adjust your indoor air purifier remotely

You can track the local pollen count and adjust your air purifier to customize your home's air quality based on your sensitivities and the local conditions.

The new Honeywell BluetoothSmart True HEPA Allergen Remover is the first air purifier utilizing Bluetooth technology to track local pollen counts via a free mobile app and auto-adjust its cleaning levels accordingly.

This technology provides homeowners with unprecedented insights into how their indoor air quality may be affected by outdoor allergens such as mold and pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. By utilizing the Allergen Alerts and Auto-set mode, users can customize their units to auto adjust cleaning level according to allergen levels in a specific zip code. Never before has this level of air quality customization opportunity within the home existed.

"Indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air due to factors like pets, cleaning solutions and sprays, paints, cooking odors and smoke. Outdoor air that enters into the home also presents a host of other issues, particularly for allergy sufferers when pollen counts are high," said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, a microbiologist and air quality expert with Environmental Health & Engineering. "It's important for individuals and families to understand the causes of poor air quality issues in the home and find effective solutions. A True HEPA air purifier with an odor reducing carbon pre-filter will capture 99.97 percent of air particles, as small as 0.3 microns, from the air that passes through its filters, including dust, pet dander, smoke, and pollens.æ

The Honeywell BluetoothSmart True HEPA Allergen Remover and free companion app contain unique functionality, personal customization and control, including:

Allergen Alert Settings – notify homeowners of outside pollen and mold levels in the neighborhood and surrounding area based on zip code

Auto Operation – automatically adjusts cleaning levels for airborne allergens, based on local pollen and mold levels, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

Proximity Sensor – automatically turns the air purifier on or off when the connected mobile device enters or leaves Bluetooth range (up to 30 feet or more)

Custom Operation Schedules – allows users to create daytime or nighttime schedules based on sleep, time away, or time spent in a certain area of the home

Filter Change Reminders – notifies users when the True HEPA filter has collected the maximum amount of allergens and irritants, including a quick web link for replacement filter purchases

The Honeywell Bluetooth® Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover is available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $249.99. The free companion mobile app is compatible with more recent Apple iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Android devices.

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Read more about indoor air quality.

Topics: Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers, Healthy Homes, Indoor Air Quality

Companies: Honeywell International Inc.

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