Here is our quick intro; Our product is called fenestra, it's the world's first and only smart window. fenestra motorizes your sliding windows and allows them to open and close automatically based on a desired temperature, the weather forecast, or a schedule which you set in your phone.
Here is our backstory. fenestra was born out of necessity. I moved into my apartment in San Francisco and after a couple of months I noticed there was mold in the wall behind my bed. My allergies had gotten really bad lately, no wonder, So, how do you fix mold? You ventilate. I tried opening my windows periodically after arriving from work everyday to let fresh air in, but sometimes I got home from work late and it was too cold outside for me to open windows. Both my wife and myself work during the day (when the weather is perfect), so leaving windows open in an apartment in a big city all day seems a little bit risky. OK then, I need a device which can be fitted to my horizontal sliding window, which allow it to open and close automatically and most importantly KNOWS when to open and when to close to let fresh air in. With fenestra, you can conveniently open and close your windows using any smart device, whether you are home or not, and feel comfortable doing so.
Here is the hook. I REALLY think our product is UNIQUE and offers CLEAR benefits because:
-It's improves people's health
By automatically opening and closing the windows in your home at precisely the right time, fresh air from the outdoors can circulate seamlessly through your home, flushing out dirty and stuffy air in the process. FACT- Air inside your home is dirty, in fact, it's 10x as dirty as the air outside.
-It saves people money
The increased air flow caused by opening windows allows people to decrease the use of their A/C which helps lower their energy bills. FACT- People spend a lot of money cooling their home and selectively opening your windows instead of using your air-conditioner can lower your bills on average 10% to 30%.
Here is our vision. Imagine the endless possibilities for your windows once enabled by fenestra and connected to SmartThings and IFTTT. A sudden rain downpour, or a high pollen alert, can trigger all of your windows to close. At the first sing of activity from your jawbone health tracker, your windows can open on those fresh summer mornings. Activate your home security cameras to record whenever fenestra sounds an intruder alarm. Open your windows whenever your carbon monoxide alarm goes off. These are just a few of the possibilities we currently have in place; what would you ProductGeeks add?
Look at your home windows, and now re-imagine them with fenestra.
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