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Global Startup Heat Map: 5 Top HVAC Sensors
The 5 startups you will explore below are chosen based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. This analysis is based on the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 1.3 million startups & scaleups globally.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 startups developing HVAC sensors our Innovation Researchers curated for this report. Moreover, you get insights into regions that observe a high startup activity and the global geographic distribution of the 92 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Sobie Systems works on Furnace Health Management
In many residential and commercial facilities, furnaces play an important role in maintaining desired heating conditions. However, with the aging HVAC infrastructure on many facilities, it becomes critical to monitor furnace health and spot issues in advance. Emerging startups manufacture furnace health tracking sensors to address this problem.
Canadian startup Sobie Systems manufactures an around-the-clock Internet of Things (IoT)-based HVAC sensing product for retrofit and new furnace installations. K2, the startup’s product connects to the furnace board in minutes and provides real-time furnace health measurements. Additionally, Sobie Systems offers a real-time management tool for HVAC service teams, helping them better manage asset repair schedules.
Tendo Technologies develops Heat Flow & Pressure Rate Measurement Sensors
One of the problems that HVAC engineers often face is the mismanagement of pressure drops that occur within pipes. Besides, conventional pipe monitoring systems are usually expensive in terms of maintenance costs. Moreover, these monitoring systems struggle to measure flow over tight duct elbows. As a result, startups and scaleups tackle these challenges with new cost-efficient and compact form-factor sensors.
American startup Tendo Technologies develops miniature pressure and flow rate sensors for HVAC applications. The startup holds multiple patents for the elastic filament velocimetry (EFV) technology that utilizes microribbon structures to accurately measure flow rates as low as 0.5 mL/hour. The solution offers sensors that handle precise pressure drop measurements, as well as velocity monitoring in confined pipe spaces.
Breezi offers Ventilation Filter Condition Monitoring Tools
With an increasing number of respiratory health conditions, it is vital to ensure proper indoor air management in residential buildings, where people spend a lot of their time. Alas, not all building owners or residents regularly clean and replace ventilation filters. To this end, startups address this issue by building comprehensive ventilation monitoring systems. These systems track HVAC parameters and inform users about shortfalls or anomalies.
The US-based startup Breezi offers AirPulse, predictive maintenance and monitoring tool for air ventilation systems. The solution measures filter and coil condition parameters, fan & motor vibration, and acoustic signatures in hotels, condos, and offices to achieve higher HVAC efficiency. In addition, Breezi provides dedicated software to conveniently track conditions monitored.
Luftmeister provides Airflow Meters
Proper airflow represents a significant prerequisite for an efficient HVAC system. Many commercial and industrial facilities encounter difficulties with an accurate measurement of airflows due to complex and different configurations of HVAC in buildings. Startups develop novel monitoring technologies to keep airflow metering under control while providing accurate and cost-efficient air records.
German startup Luftmeister develops a patented technology for air volume measurements in commercial facilities. The startup’s solution, Energy Meter, ensures accurate and comprehensive airflow monitoring, even for short inlet sites and asymmetrical profiles. Luftmeister also provides custom on-site calibration and commissioning of air metering equipment.
Djinn develops Indoor Environment Monitoring Sensors
It is crucial to comprehensively track and monitor HVAC equipment parameters from inside the system. However, this includes scanning indoor room temperature, humidity, lighting, chemical composition, and other parameters. Innovative companies develop all-in-one sensors that track indoor conditions to support HVAC decision-making and plan the next energy-efficiency measures.
Djinn is a Belarusian startup that creates a solution for indoor environment monitoring. The startup combines a multi-measurement sensor, and digital modeling software, as well as a big data analytics tool, and smart home integration features. Djinn’s sensor tracks temperature, carbon content, humidity, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dust, noise, pressure, light, and other parameters to manage indoor environments of homes and offices.
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