Expanded Presence at the World’s Largest Home Improvement Retailer Makes Access to Air Quality & Radon Monitoring Solutions Easier Than Ever
OSLO, NORWAY & FORT WORTH, TX - (October 11, 2021) - Airthings, creators of the best-selling indoor air quality and radon monitors for homeowners, businesses and professionals, announced today the expanded product assortment and increased store count at The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Just in time for October National Fire & Safety Month and November Lung Cancer Awareness Month, more consumers across the US are now able to purchase Airthings’ air quality products and radon monitoring devices at their local Home Depot store.
Airthings’ expanded retail presence comes as a result of a growing partnership with The Home Depot as more consumers are becoming aware of the importance of monitoring the air quality in their homes. The expansion plan will happen in two ways: in 2020 the home improvement retailer launched an exclusive Digital Radon Detector in 550 Home Depot stores located in states where radon concentrations are ranked the highest by the EPA. Now, the product will be available in more than 1,000 Home Depot locations across the US, as well as on homedepot.com. This expanded availability makes continuous short and long-term radon monitoring even more accessible for those living in high-risk areas, helping people everywhere achieve peace-of-mind about radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer. According to the EPA, in comparison to other household risks, radon is responsible for six times more deaths, per year, than house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning combined.
Secondly, The Home Depot will officially launch Airthings Wave Mini in approximately 1,300 stores, making it the first-ever air quality monitor permanently stocked by the retailer. Airthings’ Wave Mini, a first-of-a-kind smart air quality monitor with mold risk indication, provides users with insights into common indoor air pollutants in the home such as mold and airborne chemicals (VOCs), as well as temperature and humidity, so they can make small changes to optimize their air quality for a healthier, happier home. As the first air quality monitor sold in its stores, Wave Mini’s presence at The Home Depot underscores the increasing consumer demand for effective, attainable air quality monitoring solutions in the home.
“With October being National Fire & Safety Month and November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, there’s more reason than ever for people to take action on their indoor air quality – especially as colder weather approaches, often leading to people closing up their homes and reducing ventilation, which contributes to increased radon levels,” said Oyvind Birkenes, Airthings CEO. “We’re thrilled that The Home Depot shares our mission to help people take control of their air quality and empower the world to breathe better. By strengthening Airthings’ presence in their stores, we’re making indoor air quality monitoring a reality for everyone.”
The Airthings Wave Mini and Airthings Digital Radon Detector expansion plan will begin rolling out in stores in October. Customers can also shop Airthings’ complete line of air quality monitoring and radon detection products online at homedepot.com.
Airthings is a global technology company and producer of award-winning radon and indoor air quality monitors for homeowners, businesses, and professionals. Founded in 2008, Airthings is on a mission to ensure that people around the world recognize the impact of indoor air quality and take control of their health through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions while optimizing energy consumption in buildings. Airthings’ products have made radon detection and indoor air quality monitoring easy to deploy, accurate, and user friendly, and have received several accolades including the TIME's Best Inventions of 2019 award and CES Innovation Award Honors in 2019 and 2021. Headquartered in the heart of Oslo, and with offices in the US, Canada, and Sweden the company has over 140 employees from more than 30 nationalities—and counting. To find an expanded assortment of Airthings smart indoor air quality monitors and radon detectors or to learn more about the importance of continuous air quality monitoring, please visit airthings.com.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,294 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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