The AirEx innovation project is led by the U-Floor Technologies Ltd.

Our core team has previously led the delivery of 30,000 fuel poverty and energy assessment during, interacting with thousands of residents. The biggest problem we found is that if we look at the energy efficiency market, the market for low cost , short payback products is nearly saturated (e.g. loft or cavity wall insulation). In the same time, other solutions are hugely disruptive or un-affordable to the mass market.
We identified a huge untapped potential in a seemingly simple solution: selectively controlling air vents. 16 million homes in the UK (and further 35 million homes across Europe) have air-bricks (air ventilation openings), they are originally built for ventilation purposes, to avoid damp. However, if these vents are continuously open that leads to c. 10-15% of a home's heat loss. In the same time, if occupants block them permanently (to exclude uncomfortable draughts), that increases the risk of conden...
The AirEx innovation project is led by the U-Floor Technologies Ltd.

Our core team has previously led the delivery of 30,000 fuel poverty and energy assessment during, interacting with thousands of residents. The biggest problem we found is that if we look at the energy efficiency market, the market for low cost , short payback products is nearly saturated (e.g. loft or cavity wall insulation). In the same time, other solutions are hugely disruptive or un-affordable to the mass market.
We identified a huge untapped potential in a seemingly simple solution: selectively controlling air vents. 16 million homes in the UK (and further 35 million homes across Europe) have air-bricks (air ventilation openings), they are originally built for ventilation purposes, to avoid damp. However, if these vents are continuously open that leads to c. 10-15% of a home's heat loss. In the same time, if occupants block them permanently (to exclude uncomfortable draughts), that increases the risk of condensation, moisture build-up, jeopardising occupants' health.

We developed a solution: AirEx, a smart ventilation control. It measures (or predicts) environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, air quality) and its smart algorithms automatically regulate the air-flow with a simple open/close mechanism. As a result, AirEx can achieve 10-15% heat demand reduction, which means c. 2 years payback via energy bills.

AirEx vents are powered by long-lasting batteries and due to our unique low-power yet high speed communication protocols we do not need any mains connection - it is a fit & forget device with very minimal maintenance needed.
The installation of the AirEx vent units is fast, simple and straightforward (requires only a few minutes per unit, without having to enter the property), further decreasing the installation costs.
Consumers benefit from AirEx by:
- reduced energy bills
- improved thermal comfort
- reducing the risk of damp and condensation
- improved air quality

Furthermore, the real-time data collected from AirEx’s smart sensors can be used for RSLs and Facility Managers to undertake more cost-effective targeted preventative maintenance, as opposed to high-cost repair work, reducing their traditionally high-cost low-ROI repair & maintenance expenditures.
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Agnes Czako CEO Passionate about climate change and fuel poverty. Self starter, enterpreneur, innovator in cleantech sector

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