Dr. Kai Wundke, CEO
Even before the event of the COVID-19 pandemic, people spent more than 90 percent of their time indoors. A number that now even increased as many more people permanently shifted to full or parttime work from home. This fact makes knowing the indoor air you breathe is healthy and clean more crucial than ever. Unfortunately, many people do not realize what poor indoor air quality can cause, including eye, nose, and throat irritations and headaches, but also possible damages to the liver, kidney, and even the central nervous system. Some pollutants, such as Benzenes and, in particular, Radon, can even cause cancer. In fact, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, with more than 20 thousand deaths every year in the US alone. And as Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas, it requires special instruments to detect. Until recently, even those who understand all that they relied on professionals to test their Radon levels. In addition, short-term professional Radon tests might even miss identifying dangerous levels of that harmful gas as Radon levels fluctuate greatly based on your home’s ventilation, airflow, weather conditions, and seasons. Furthermore, changes or deterioration of the foundation, windows, insulation, and vapor barriers, to name a few, can impact Radon levels. Therefore, long-term, continuous Indoor Air Quality and Radon level monitoring becomes essential to guarantee that the air you breathe is clean.
This is where a self-funded private company, SunRADON, makes a world of difference. It provides a long-term, smart indoor air quality and Radon monitoring solution, lüft, which businesses and house owners can use alike. Lüft, a WiFi-enabled, smart iOT device, plugs into any power outlet and provides essential information about your indoor air in an instant.
“We have combined our patented radon detection and indoor air quality monitoring technology into a small, smart plug-in device that is simple to use, convenient, yet tremendously powerful and efficient,” says Dr. Kai Wundke, CEO, SunRADON. Lüft measures radon gas exposure as well as senses volatile organic compounds, such as Benzenes and hydrates, and detects elevated levels of Carbon Dioxide. It comes with a mobile app that is connected to a specially developed cloud backend that enables homeowners and businesses alike to monitor the air quality in their homes or facilities from anywhere and anytime. The app allows you to configure push or e-mail alert notifications and enable fully automated indoor air quality reports directly sent to your inbox every day, week, or month even without opening the mobile app. Moreover, clients can also access their indoor air quality history from a single day to one week, one month, or even up to one year. Lastly, lüft’s smart iOT platform enables users to allow their indoor air quality specialists of choice to remotely monitor their devices and take action before it is too late.
Finally, besides monitoring Radon gas and chemicals, it also measures temperature and humidity and, with that, provides insights into potential mold risk. As SunRADON believes in total transparency, users can even download sensor data either through a cloud dashboard or directly through the mobile and analyze important indoor air quality trends even further.
We have combined our patented radon detection and indoor air quality monitoring technology into a small, smart plug-in device that is simple to use, convenient, yet tremendously powerful and efficient
Even more important, as SunRADON does everything in-house, including design, production, and service, users can easily reach out to the team whenever they have any questions to gain insights or help with problems they may encounter. In the coming years, the company continues its commitment to provide the best indoor air quality monitor solution available on the market. For example, SunRADON has already included a weather station that also reports the local outdoor air quality index. That allows users to compare indoor and outdoor conditions to make better decisions. Furthermore, the company aims to expand its capability of measuring harmful chemicals or Radon gas to potentially several other elements such as particulate measurements. To do so, it is working with universities across the globe to research and develop innovative, robust, miniature sensors that can be integrated into its smart indoor air quality devices. Besides that, the company envisions to further extending its market reach to hospitals, schools, and retirement homes, to name a few. “We are working with a variety of service providers who are already providing indoor monitoring systems to include our product in the package for adding Radon gas, chemicals, or even ventilation monitoring in homes, schools, or hospitals,” concludes Wundke.