By definition a smart product is able to self-monitor and respond to changes in its environment. This is no different for smart ventilation which effectively can monitor air moisture and humidity and change how it runs in response.
For example, if someone is taking a hot shower the humidity in the bathroom is going to increase. The result is more condensation on surfaces and therefore a greater need for ventilation. Where a traditional fan wouldn’t be able to increase its speeds in response to increased humidity, smart fans are able to do just that. The fan will boost when it senses a rise in humidity and ventilate at a faster rate.
Being able to increase and decrease ventilation speeds is useful for a number of reasons. One is that the fan is intelligent enough to know when and when it can’t reduce humidity levels. This reduces the nuisance of the fan running at all times, in turn reducing running costs too.
Smart fans will also run on varying settings controlled by the user. Some fans like the Vent-Axia PureAir Sense can be controlled by a purpose-built smartphone app that can also be used by the electrician on install to configure its settings.
A key driver of the smart home revolution is giving homeowners more control over their appliances. Every home is different and homeowners use their appliances in slightly different ways. Smart ventilation can adapt to what the homeowner needs without any manual effort on their part. This helps keep running costs low too whilst improving the energy efficiency of the product.