Fresh Air: Air Quality and Comfort in the Smart Home

Opportunities to leverage smart technologies to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) are garnering attention from builders, property managers, and consumers alike. COVID-19 has further increased consumer interest in smart products that maximize comfort and health. This research quantifies consumer concerns, perceptions of product value by use cases, device or system ownership, and purchase intentions. Product categories include smart thermostats, smart fans, smart blinds,/shades, smart vents, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air filtration, UC air purifiers, forced air zone systems, ventilation systems, and more. The report also examines the different services to increase air quality and comfort, such as system maintenance analytics, 24/7 monitoring and replenishment services.

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Consumer Concern about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Prevalence of health conditions related to Air Quality

IAQ Concern

IAQ Concern by health condition

IAQ Concern by demographics

Specific IAQ Concerns

Specific IAQ Concerns by living circumstances

Value of Smart Products for Comfort, Air Quality, Safety

Top 10 valuable products

Value of smart products for comfort and energy management

Value of smart products for IAQ

Value of smart products for safety

Value of smart products by health condition

Value of smart products by air quality concern

Value of smart products by living situations

Ownership of indoor air quality products

Smart Climate Control Device ownership

Smart Climate Control Device Purchasing

Smart indoor climate device ownership variable (NOT smart thermostat)

Emerging smart indoor climate devices by smart thermostat adoption

Emerging smart indoor climate devices by home security system ownership

Smart Climate Control Device ownership demographics

Smart Climate Control Device ownership by health condition

Smart Climate Control Device ownership air quality concern

Smart Climate Control Device ownership by living situation

Interest in air quality products

Likelihood of purchasing smart indoor climate and IAQ products

Likelihood of purchasing whole-home climate/IAQ products

Likelihood of purchasing air quality products by demographics

Likelihood of purchasing air quality products by health condition

Likelihood of purchasing air quality products by air quality concern

Likelihood of purchasing air quality products by living situation

Likelihood of purchasing air quality products by home security system

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services by demographics

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services by health condition

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services by air quality concern

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services by living situation

Interest in smart climate/IAQ services by home security system

IAQ as a driver of smart thermostat purchases

IAQ as a feature of smart thermostats

IAQ as a driver of smart thermostats

Publish Date: 2Q 2021

Slides: 40


Authored By:
Amanda Kung - Market Researcher for Connected Home

Published by Parks Associates
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