TZOA pioneers of smart air quality technology for HVAC professionals and their homeowner customers, today becomes HAVEN and announces the launch of the HAVEN Central Air Controller. Along with the bold new look and brand comes an entirely fresh approach to air quality management. Combined with the existing HAVEN Central Air Monitor, the HAVEN Controller builds an ecosystem that makes any HVAC system smarter and homes healthier by detecting harmful pollutants and automatically circulating fresh air within the home.
HVAC systems are typically used for comfort to heat and cool the home. Recent environmental issues such as heatwaves and forest fires, and health concerns such as COVID-19, have increased awareness of the need for improved air quality (IAQ) and led to a surge of interest in room air purifiers. Compared with other products that are loud, inefficient and take up living space, HAVEN’s air purifying solution automatically manages the whole-home using the existing central HVAC systems to better address these concerns.
Introduced in 2020, the HAVEN Central Air Monitor is unlike other IAQ devices as it is the only system mounted directly within the duct, where it can monitor airborne pollutants across the entire home. It combines the diagnostic power of miniaturized, research-grade particulate sensing lasers and chemical sensors to detect levels of airborne contaminants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, odours, and materials off-gassing. The addition of the HAVEN Central Air Controller allows for the HAVEN system to automatically control an HVAC system and ancillary equipment, taking action and responding by optimizing filtration, ventilation, or humidity levels on-demand.
“Room air purifiers are great for cleaning small spaces such as apartments, yet few know that for average to large sized homes, our existing HVAC systems are the best method for circulating the air and capturing contaminants,” explained Kevin Hart, CEO and Founder of HAVEN. “We developed the HAVEN brand and ecosystem to allow any HVAC system to deliver clean air, as well as comfort. Today, more than ever, it is essential your home is safe, healthy, and free of pollutants that can harm your family. Our new name, look and feel reflects our fresh approach to air quality management, and we look forward to bringing it into millions of homes in North America.”
Over the coming year, HAVEN will expand its ecosystem and develop more advanced algorithms and additional software services for Homeowners and HVAC professionals. It also plans to expand its sales channel.
Mastering The Elements of Air Quality
The flow of air within the home is the most important factor in improving air quality. The HAVEN ecosystem is the first to monitor airflow and controls Filtration, Ventilation and Humidity, the three critical pillars that air movement enables. HAVEN improves the air even further by avoiding the build-up of hyper-local airborne contamination caused by stagnant air and leverages the proven IAQ approach of dilution and dispersion.
Already deployed in thousands of homes, the HAVEN Monitor uses the “arteries” of the home, aka ductwork, to capture an understanding of how the indoor environment is doing. It uses individually calibrated lasers that scatter light across the moving air within the duct to detect harmful particles known as PM2.5. It monitors air pollution and comfort levels, including chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), relative humidity, air velocity, and temperature to indicate whether a home needs improved filtration, ventilation or humidity control.
Information is delivered to homeowners via the HAVEN IAQ app and to HVAC Professionals via the HAVEN Pro web portal. Transmitted via WIFI, the app provides 24/7 air quality insights and historical data. The app also provides notifications and alerts as well as recommendations such as IAQ-friendly cleaning tips. In addition, it has an in-app “Contact your HAVEN Pro” function to connect with technicians to address any major concerns, such as upgrading filters during wildfire events.
The web portal allows HVAC professionals to monitor air quality for multiple customers within a single dashboard. Perfect for service/maintenance contracts, it provides individually tailored reports and ongoing touchpoints with customers to foster trust and long-term sales.
The HAVEN Controller works in harmony with the Monitor to intelligently automate and adjust HVAC equipment when necessary. Connected to specific terminals of the HVAC system, it enables the professional installer or homeowner to use the data from the Monitor to create custom circulation schedules. This ensures air is circulated at specific times when particulate matter may increase and can intuitively trigger equipment when an air quality issue is identified: e.g activate filtration when cooking particles are detected, or turn on ventilation when high VOCs are detected.
Using the data, a contractor can also assess the need for equipment maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
A Breath of Fresh Air To The Market
Considering 90% of people’s time is spent indoors, and that indoor air pollution is typically 2-5 times worse than pollution outside, it is not a surprise there has been a surge in demand for IAQ devices and purifiers.
HAVEN has a different approach to standalone devices that can only impact a single room. By building an ecosystem, it provides a solution throughout the entire home. In addition, through its HAVEN Pro offering, the company provides HVAC professionals with platforms to generate increased sales and provide additional services to customers.
The HAVEN ecosystem is now available through HVAC contractors across the U.S. and Canada. HAVEN products are carried by some of the largest HVAC distributors including Goodman, Amana & Daikin, Steven’s Equipment Supply, East Coast Metals, Crescent Parts & Equipment, TruTech Tools.
HAVEN is the first and only smart whole-home air quality solution. Installed directly in a homeowner’s existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, HAVEN leverages proprietary sensor technology to detect air pollutants in real-time, delivering air quality updates straight to the homeowner’s mobile device. Already installed in thousands of homes, the HAVEN ecosystem improves residential air quality by automating airflow to ensure regular and efficient filtration, as well as ventilation and de/humidification when paired with appropriate equipment. HAVEN technology has been tested by 3rd party labs such as LMS Technologies Minneapolis, the University of Utah, and the U.S. EPA.
HAVEN (formally known as TZOA) was founded in 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia by former-journeyman electrician, Kevin R. Hart, through a desire to make healthier air more accessible for North Americans. The company has since scaled to 25 employees out of its HQ in downtown Vancouver. For more information, visit http://www.haveniaq.com.