Keen Home builds proactive devices that aim to enhance the core functions of the home, so your home can start to take care of you. We identify sleepy devices and wake them up by adding intelligence through innovative hardware and software solutions. For our first product, we are focusing on a home's heating and cooling system.
The average U.S. household spends 50% of its energy bill on heating or cooling, or about $2,000 per year. This same household has an average of two to four rooms that are overheated or overcooled at various times throughout the day. Up until now, there has been innovation in thermostat technology, but we believe that is only part of the solution. To solve this problem, we have developed the Keen Home Smart Vent.
The Smart Vent is a wirelessly networked air vent that intelligently opens and closes to redirect airflow throughout the home. This not only increases comfort on a room-by-room level, but also reduces the run time of central heating and cooling systems by up to 30 percent, resulting in a potential payback period of less than one year.
Keen Home aims to eventually explore the concept of ‘home’ beyond a consumer’s four walls—viewing home as a state of sanctuary. Intelligent infrastructure that seamlessly adapts to an individual’s preferences reduces stress, increases comfort, and can also promote efficiency. Our brand can be easily extended to adjacent verticals (i.e. Keen Commercial).