Science of Happi
The Science of Happi
Diana Amaya @ Feb 23, 2022
Here’s a wild guess: you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the air quality in your home.
Well, maybe you’re an exception.
In truth, air quality is a double-edged sword. Most of us should be doing more to monitor the air quality in our living spaces. But once we do start thinking about it, it’s easy to veer into boogeyman territory:
- “Is there lead lurking in my kid’s closet?” (Answer: It’s possible. Most likely not harmful levels, if any.)
- “Is the living room rug just one big feeding ground for dust mites?” (Answer: Well, the old vacuum and some ventilation help once in a while.)
- “Are my cats using dander to stage a coup?” (Answer: Lol, no.)
Air quality can be a source of anxiety. But it shouldn’t be. It’s actually the path to a happier home—especially when you have the right tools.
We all need room to breathe
Back to those cats. Our furry friends bring us data-backed happiness (dander and odors aside). Research shows that people with pets tend to have lower blood pressure, heart rate, and risk of heart disease.
Home isn’t just where we connect with our loved ones (furry and otherwise). It’s also where we rest, and a great night’s sleep is scientifically proven to bring us happiness, too. A U.K. study indicates that good sleep patterns can prompt the same increase in well-being as 8 weeks of therapy or even $250,000 in lottery winnings. The cleaner your air, the more likely you are to get the shuteye you need.
Heck, a wool rug that ties the room together brings happiness as well. Researchers in Japan found that people who walk on carpet versus hardwood experience more restful alpha waves, meaning plusher surfaces might ease stress.
The point is, a great deal of our personal fulfillment is built around the space we call home. Increasingly, the data and science exist to make that environment as comfortable and safe as possible, ensuring we get all of the happiness-boosting benefits our homes have to offer. Science facilitates a healthier home, leading to happier lives inside.
Why not start by improving the air circulating through your home? The right air purifier can lead to cleaner air by capturing allergens, dander, and dust. Say, one with a 5-layer true HEPA filter, like Happi.
What in the world does HEPA mean? High Efficiency Particulate Air. It’s an idea that goes back to World War II, originally intended to protect soldiers and lab workers from radioactive bomb matter. So, you know, powerful.
The filter’s fiberglass threads capture a wide range of differently sized particles—including those ultra-fine airborne particles that contribute to allergies or asthma.
Not to get all biomolecular about it
On top of any anxiety you might have about the air moving through your home, there’s the confusion of what the numbers mean. For toxins like radon, lead, and formaldehyde, what levels are safe and why? How are they measured?
Happi helps simplify the measurements of what you can’t see, so you can worry less about what’s in your air.
Our high-tech, lower-cost air filter proactively monitors your air quality. If it detects any “ew,” the filter automatically starts cleaning the air, capturing 99.97% of particles above .03 microns. (That’s best-in-class, fyi.)
The smart display on the Our Happi tells you air quality, temperature, and humidity in real-time to get rid of the guesswork. So you can leave the lab coat at the door (not that you have one).
Don’t worry—it looks pretty slick, too.
Clean air isn’t just peace of mind. It’s a way to support everyone’s health and protect the things that make home, home:
Pets, centerpiece rugs, a great night’s sleep, kids running amok, offices that also serve as workout spaces and playrooms and 5-minutes-of-privacy-rooms…
Finding the sweet spot of science
As homes begin to occupy so much more of our daily lives—work, play, and everything in between—the ability to make them as enjoyable as possible is key.
That’s the driving question at Happi: how do you use science to enhance happiness?
Not every challenge can be answered with technology. Sometimes the answer lies in changing your habits or making small adjustments to your environment. We see technology as a means to make science more accessible. Better yet, we don’t want you to have to worry too much about the science behind happiness, just the net benefits.
We do the heavy lifting. You do the button-pressing.
The end goal is a happier mind, body, home, and planet.