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Sensibo AirQ – Smart Air Conditioner Controller w/ Air-Quality Sensor

When it comes to air pollution, most people tend to think about the reduced outdoors air quality within large cities, which is mainly caused by vehicle traffic and by industrial smokestacks stemming from factories. Now, while most people do live in urbanized areas, outdoors air pollution isn’t something people normally worry about, as they can stay away from it while they’re at home. However, our homes aren’t exactly the safest places available when it comes to the quality of the air we breathe daily. That’s because the air quality in our homes has a seriously high chance of being worse than the quality of the air outside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States, indoors air pollution is between 2 to 5 times higher than outdoors air pollution. The main causes of indoors air pollution include dust and dander, the different pollutants originated from daily chores like cleaning and cooking (which can be carcinogenic or even radioactive), and also the Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household products, mold and cigarettes. As such, regularly monitoring the air quality indoors is something that can truly help homeowners to reduce many different health risks. The Sensibo AirQ allows homeowners to do just that in an effective and reliable way.

The Sensibo AirQ is a smart air conditioner controller equipped with a built-in air-quality sensor that’s capable of detecting TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), as well as high-levels of CO₂ (Carbon Dioxide) and Ethanol in your air indoors, while also featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit, and full-compatibility with IFTTT and SmartThings for Smart Home Integration via an Open API.

With the Sensibo AirQ, homeowners can have on-demand access to reliable air quality readings which are calculated in real-time, for which these readings will accurately inform them about the concentration of each air-pollutant that’s detected in the air indoors, as well as an overall status of the air quality indoors.

Lastly, since this is in fact a smart air conditioner controller, the Sensibo AirQ also allows homeowners to conveniently control their AC unit(s) from anywhere with their Smartphone (via the Sensibo App) in order to easily manage their home’s climate, all while the indoors air quality within their homes is constantly monitored thoroughly.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at this smart air conditioner controller and smart air-quality sensing device and check out exactly how the Sensibo AirQ is designed to work, and also talk a little about everything that it has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the device’s size, the Sensibo AirQ comes at a fairly compact size, measuring just 2.56 inches long by 2.56 inches wide by 0.67 inches thick (65 x 65 x 17 mm).

Sensibo AirQ
Sensibo AirQ – Measurements

When it comes to the unit’s design, the device features a simple, minimalist and ultra-modern look, with its outer shell coming in a plain White color. This ultimately allows it to easily blend in with the rest of your home décor and ultimately go unnoticeable in any room.

Sensibo AirQ
Sensibo AirQ – Minimalist and Ultra-Modern Design

Furthermore, the whole unit is also rated to have a fairly durable and Eco-friendly build to it (with no loose parts whatsoever), for which its construction is rated to be 100% Mercury-free, Arsenic-free, PVC-free, and also RoHS compliant (meaning that all of the unit’s internal components are excluded to be made out of certain hazardous substances).

Sensibo AirQ
Sensibo AirQ – Durable and Eco-friendly Construction

On top of that, the device also comes neatly packed inside a recyclable packaging.

Moving on to the device’s internal components. Starting with its most important sensor, as said before, the Sensibo AirQ comes equipped with a built-in air quality sensor that’s capable of detecting and also monitoring TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), as well as high-levels of CO₂ (Carbon Dioxide) and Ethanol in your air indoors.

Equipped with a built-in air quality sensor that’s powered by Sensibo’s innovative PureBoost Technology

Thanks to that, homeowners can quickly be alerted about any high-levels of organic compounds, as well as high-levels of CO₂, or even high-levels of Ethanol in their indoors air. Additionally, the AirQ will also inform homeowners about what the concentration of each pollutant is in their indoors air as well as provide them with an accurate reading of the overall status of their indoors air quality.

To be a little more specific, know that this built-in air quality sensor is powered by the company’s innovative PureBoost Technology, which is unique to Sensibo devices.

This technology is what allows multiple Sensibo smart controllers to communicate with one-another in order to ultimately have all of those Smart Home devices automatically manage the air-quality inside your home, while also communicating with a homeowner’s mobile device(s) (such as a Smartphone or tablet) to keep them informed about their indoors air quality.

Equipped with a built-in air quality sensor that’s powered by Sensibo’s innovative PureBoost Technology

With that said, for homeowners who already own other smart devices that Sensibo launched in the past (such as their Anti-viral air conditioner filters called Sensibo Shield, or even their Sensibo Pure Air Purifier), whenever the Sensibo AirQ detects any sort of air-pollution in your indoors air, the device will immediately communicate with and then activate a Sensibo Shield protected AC fan and/or the Sensibo Pure Air Purifier to have those units filter the air circulating within your home.

On top of that, the Sensibo AirQ also integrates a Temperature Sensor, which allows the device to automatically maintain the perfect temperature within your home, as well as a Humidity Sensor that allows the device to detect the exact levels of humidity indoors in order to regulate the temperature indoors accordingly to ultimately stop the spread of mold and viruses within your home.

Finally, the device also comes equipped with two (x2) Infrared Receivers, which are used to enable its Wi-Fi connectivity functionality (meaning IR to Wi-Fi).

Last but not least, note that this 2-in-1 smart air conditioner controller and smart air-quality sensing device is electric-powered, for which the unit is powered by a Micro USB Power Adapter (5V / 1A), featuring a rated Voltage of 110-240V.

SETUP / INSTALLATION

When it comes to installing this smart air conditioner controller and smart air-quality sensing device within your home, know that the device’s installation is quick and easy, as it only takes you around a minute to do so.

It’s also important to note that the Sensibo AirQ is compatible with more than 10,000 Air Conditioner models, meaning that the device can be integrated (i.e. installed) with any air conditioner that’s operated with a remote control, including Window AC units, Split AC units, Cassette ACs, Portable ACs, as well as Central ACs.

Furthermore, the Sensibo AirQ can also be integrated with any heat pump that’s operated with a remote control.

CONNECTIVITY

Now, in terms of its connectivity, the device features both Wi-Fi Connectivity (with support to the most common Wireless Standards (802.11 b/g/n at 2.4GHz), as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Connectivity. When it comes to its Wi-Fi Connectivity, know that you can set it up either in DHCP or with a static IP addressing.

It’s also worth mentioning that the device also runs a SSL encryption for its two (x2) wireless connectivity methods (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), which helps to keep access to the unit restricted and perfectly protected, and consequently, accessible only to the homeowners with access to its Smartphone Companion App (discussed in greater detail straight ahead).

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity protected by SSL Encryption

After having the device wirelessly connected to your Smartphone via its dedicated Smartphone App, the Sensibo AirQ will also be capable of automatically turning On your AC before you arrive, as well as turn it Off whenever the last person in your family leaves the house, all by simply using a phone’s geo-location from each family member’s Smartphone.

COMPATIBILITY

Best of all, the Sensibo AirQ is also fully compatible with IFTTT and SmartThings (i.e. for Smart Home Integration) via an Open API.

Compatible with IFTTT and SmartThings

Moreover, this smart air-quality sensing device also features Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit, which ultimately allows homeowners to control its smart temperature regulation and air-quality monitoring functions by just using simple Voice Commands.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit

THE SMARTPHONE COMPATION APP – The Sensibo App

Homeowners can also download the Sensibo App for free for both iOS and Android devices in order to be able to more easily control their AC unit(s) and manage their home’s climate, as well as to monitor the indoors air quality within their homes.

Sensibo App
Sensibo App

That said, via the Sensibo App homeowners can control their air conditioner at any time and from anywhere as well as monitor the temperature and humidity remotely.

Not only that, but users can also recurr to the App’s 7-day Scheduling functionality to save money on energy bills.

Sensibo App
Sensibo App – 7-day Scheduling function

More importantly, the Sensibo App can also provide homeowners with accurate reports of the indoors air quality that are measured in real-time. These indoors air-quality reports consist of reliable air quality readings that contain information about the concentration of each air-pollutant that’s detected in the air indoors, as well as an overall status of the air quality indoors.

Lastly, for homeowners that already have installed at home the previously-mentioned Sensibo Shield (meaning the company’s Anti-viral air conditioner filters), the Sensibo App will also send Filter-Cleaning Alerts whenever that time comes.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Sensibo AirQ is a smart air conditioner controller equipped with a built-in air-quality sensor that’s capable of detecting TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), as well as high-levels of CO₂ (Carbon Dioxide) and Ethanol in your air indoors, while also featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit, and full-compatibility with IFTTT and SmartThings for Smart Home Integration via an Open API.

Sensibo AirQ
Sensibo AirQ

All in all, this 2-in-1 smart air-conditioner controller and smart air-quality sensing device allows homeowners to make almost any standard Air Conditioner unit(s) smart in order to control their AC from anywhere via their Smartphone, while simultaneously enabling them to monitor their indoors air quality as well as track any potential indoor pollutants.

If you’re interested in buying the Sensibo AirQ, know that the Single Kit (contains 1-unit), which is currently discounted from its normal price of $199, and is now going for just $149 (saves you $50).

Alternatively, for homeowners searching for bigger kits with extra units, there’s also the Starter Kit (contains 2 units) which has its price lowered from $398 to $298 (saves you $100), the Family Kit (contains 3 units) which is discounted from $597 to $435 (saves you $162), and ultimately, the Pro Kit (4 or more units) which price is under a neat discount, lowering it from $796 to $580 (saves you $216).

Each purchase also comes accompanied by a 1-Year Warranty. Moreover, purchasing any of the previously mentioned multi-unit kits also gets you the rights to Free 7-Day Shipping. You can order yours online right now, directly from Sensibo’s official shopping page.

João Matos
Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a proficient News Writer and News Editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Social Media Manager for the company's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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