Original article by: BUILDER Online [Featuring Builder Partnerships' Manufacturer Member: Broan NuTone]
Health, wellness, and indoor air quality remain top concerns for potential home buyers and homeowners, with manufacturers continuing to deliver smart, energy-efficient products that allow for comfortable living. Product manufacturers of home systems continue to innovate, providing smart solutions that allow for air monitoring, light control, and heating control from mobile apps. New indoor air quality products can detect when air flow is suboptimal and automatically correct conditions, while new HVAC products allow homeowners to have a hybrid electric-gas heating solution. Manufacturers are providing touchless light and switch products with smart memory for custom settings and improved energy efficiency as well as products to equip all-electric homes in the near-term future.
Broan-NuTone’s Overture is a fully automated, cloud-connected, whole-home indoor air quality system that monitors and optimizes air in the home using three models: a room sensor, a wall control, and a smart plug. The product requires no external hub or additional equipment and monitors the quality of air and automatically turns on the connected supply and exhaust ventilation when air qualities are low. The system can be managed through a mobile app and is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google, allowing users to see live snapshots of a home’s indoor air quality, individual rooms’ air quality, and historical data. The smart plug, which plugs into any 120-volt outlet, activates a home’s fresh air system when an Overture sensor anywhere in the home senses a rise in in- door air pollution caused by increased humidity, VOCs, smoke, carbon dioxide, and small particles. The room sensor and wall control monitor air quality in rooms where they have been installed, and the smart wall control will automatically turn on the connected ventilation fan or range hood until quality is improved. broan-nutone.com