Watch: Founder Thomas Talhelm explain why he started Smart Air
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The Smart Air Story
In January 2013, PhD student Thomas Talhelm was shocked by how much air purifiers cost. He bought a HEPA filter, strapped it to a fan, and ran some tests using a particle counter he bought. He published the results on his blog Particle Counting.
I saw a problem that needed to be fixed.
When people said they had trouble finding the right type of fan and a trustworthy HEPA, Thomas and his friends launched Smart Air as a social enterprise to ship fans and filters at an affordable price, to people all over the world.
Since starting in 2013, Smart Air has been shipping simple, no-nonsense air purifiers and providing free education and knowledge on air pollution using our unique social enterprise model. The work we do and profits we make don’t go into some rich investor’s pockets, but helps more people across the world breathe clean air.