We believe your home should be your sanctuary and not another source of stress. Our products ensure that when you get home, your home gets you. The Smart Vent was designed to increase comfort and reduce energy costs by regulating your home’s temperature room-by-room.
Sensor calculates individual room temperature to better regulate airflow
Sensor measures air pressure at the vent for system protection and diagnostics
Advanced control algorithms enhance battery life, extending it for years
Strategically placing 4 - 8 Smart Vents throughout your home, in rooms that are over-conditioned or rarely used, creates a balanced home temperature system that enhances comfort room by room.The Smart Vent’s built-in temperature and pressure sensors wirelessly communicate with each other—as well as other smart devices—to regulate and redirect airflow when needed.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Room-by-room. Intelligent. Zoning.
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
Nayeem, Ryan, and Will all grew up in homes with central air. They all suffered from the typical hot and cold spots that many homeowners deal with on a daily basis. In early 2013, Ryan was lying in his bed, with hot air pouring on him from the air vent above his head. He thought how much more comfortable he’d be if he could control the airflow from his phone, which was lying on his bedside table. Ryan brought the idea to Nayeem and Will and all three began running experiments in their homes that winter. They observed that selectively closing certain vents enhanced both comfort and efficiency of a home’s central HVAC system. The Smart Vent was born.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
Currently, there are no truly intelligent air vents on the market. Our product installs in a few minutes and a system of just 4-8 Smart Vents can achieve much of the benefits of a multi-thousand dollar professionally-installed damper system. Moreover, our Smart Vents are wirelessly connected and can work together to make the smartest decisions for your home’s airflow. Finally, the Keen Home app gives users the ability to take control of their airflow and also gain insight into the health of their HVAC system.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
Building a connected device presents many of the challenges that software companies face and combines them with the difficulties of hardware manufacturing. Thankfully, we have built an excellent team that has a wealth of hardware and software development experience. The entire team is motivated every day by the fact that at Keen Home, we’re building products that will truly enhance the way people live in their homes. With our technology, we want your home to take care of you—not the other way around.