Your home has a heating and cooling system for comfort. Yet it doesn’t have a healthy air system to ensure you breathe clean air. Since health and building science experts have proven that poor indoor air quality leads to respiratory conditions and many other illnesses, Panasonic created a solution for healthier indoor environments. Introducing Cosmos™, the first healthy home system.
1Allergywatch.org – US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health
Now that you are aware of the harmful nature of poor indoor air quality, we have some good news about your health. Cosmos works automatically in the background to remove contaminated air from your home and bring in fresh, filtered air from outside.
Cosmos monitors four of the most harmful sources of indoor air contamination: volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fine particulate matter, carbon dioxide and humidity.
Volatile organic compounds are toxic gases emitted from common items in your home. Furniture, carpeting, shower curtains, flooring, wood, paint and other common materials and cleaners emit volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Repeated exposure to these chemicals can have short and long term adverse health effects.
Particulate matter 2.5
Fine particles (also known as particulate matter 2.5 or PM2.5) are tiny particles or droplets are less than 2.5 microns in width and travel through the air, into the respiratory tract and lungs. Medical studies show that particulates suspended in the air can be absorbed deep into the lungs, causing ailments such as chronic bronchitis, reduced lung function and even increased rates of lung cancer and heart disease.
Common sources of particulate matter include cooking vapors, burning candles & oil lamps, fireplaces, and kerosene space heaters.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) build-up depends on a variety of factors. The number of people in a room, the amount of outdoor fresh air coming in, and combustion by-products contaminating the indoor air such as idling vehicles in garages and leaky furnaces – to name a few. While generally not found at hazardous levels in indoor environments, at high levels carbon dioxide can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and other symptoms.
High humidity and condensation from hot showers, baths, leaks and poor caulking can lead to airborne mold spores and mildew, both of which can be hazardous to human health. Mold spores may go undetected at first and can spread quickly if not managed, making it a difficult – and potentially expensive – issue to remedy. Moisture can also cause structural damage to your bathroom, ruining expensive fixtures and cabinetry by encouraging rust and surface buckling.
It is important to manage excess moisture in the home before it causes permanent damage to and health problems. That’s where Cosmos goes to work.
Command Center Monitors system operations in real-time, receive alerts and recommendations, and automates processes efficiently
IAQ Sensors Constantly monitors indoor air quality levels to determine when outside the normal range. Color coded LED lights provide instant air quality reading
Component Control Modules Provides communication for better signal reliability among Cosmos components
Mobile App Provides data on your home’s indoor air quality in an easy to read dashboard, you’ll know when something is wrong right away.