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When you hear the words "air pollution," images of crowded freeways and industrial smokestacks probably spring to mind. But sadly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "air pollution" should also evoke thoughts of the average American living room. Recent studies suggest the air quality within our homes is actually worse than the air found in large, industrialized cities. And considering most people spend around 90 percent of their lives inside, indoor air pollution may have serious public health implications.

Luckily, Wynd Technologies has created a two-pronged approach to tackle this problem. By combining the smart technology behind its Wynd Halo air monitor with the powerful filtration of the Wynd Home Purifier, the company has created a system that is able to identify specific pollutants in your home and then automatically adjust its purifier to remove contaminants and optimize air quality.

Wynd Halo + Home Purifier

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Wynd Technologies' air purification system consists of two separate devices, the first of which is the Wynd Halo. The Halo is an air-quality monitor featuring ten individual sensors. This includes a Volatile Organic Compound sensor and a proprietary Particulate Matter (PM) module that can identify and measure particles 700-times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Data from these incredibly precise sensors are analyzed by machine-learning algorithms at a rate of 100,000 readings per second. While most home air sensors provide only a general overview of particles and chemicals, Wynd's Air ID technology is so precise that it can measure the actual composition of the air and air pollutants in your home.

The second device is the Wynd Home Purifier. Using the ultra-precise measurements of the Halo, the Home Purifier automatically sets to work removing allergens, mold, germs, chemicals, odors, and air pollution from your home in an optimized manner. Utilizing V-Series HEPA filters, the device filters "537 cubic meters of air per hour." That's around 1,200 square feet every 30 minutes. And because the Home Purifier is paired with the Halo, it will only turn on when air pollution and other contaminants are present rather than needlessly wasting energy and filter life. The Home Purifier also attempts to learn your habits in order to run at more convenient times such as while you're at work. And if need be, it will also run at lower, quieter levels when you or your family are near. Last but not least, the entire Wynd system works in conjunction with other smart-home devices such as Nest thermostats in order to further optimize your air quality.

While it's extremely easy to take the quality of our indoor air for granted, the evidence suggests we do so at our own peril. So if you're ready to ensure the air in your home is as clean and safe as possible, the Wynd Halo and Wynd Home Purifier are here to help.

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