What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

Almost every home has at least one type of indoor air quality problem. Purchasing an indoor air quality monitor to determine how high the levels are of some common pollutants in your home is likely your best option. If you find out there is a problem, you can then do something about it.

How Does an Indoor Air Quality Monitor Work?

Indoor air quality monitors measure particulate matter in the air of the space where it’s located. They measure the amount of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other volatile gasses. Some measure other air pollutants, such as formaldehyde, ozone, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and more. Many monitors give you a real-time reading of the level of each of these.

Do You Need One?

These devices can determine how healthy the air is inside your home. They’re especially useful for people who live in areas where there are wildfires, such as the West Coast. Anyone who has a breathing issue or lung disease will benefit from having an indoor air quality monitor.

Look For Precision

Look for a monitor that is precise. You should clean and calibrate it regularly, so it remains accurate. Units that measure dust, for instance, have a laser that needs to be kept clean.

Consider Ease of Use

Indoor air quality monitors can be easy to use, while some are more complicated. Some use Wi-Fi to allow you to use your smartphone or tablet to monitor air quality. Some will emit an alarm if they detect a problem.

A Quick Response Time

High-quality monitors will have fast response times. They’ll quickly tell you if they have detected carbon monoxide, for instance. Some only tell you the number of pollutants in the air by the hour instead of in real-time.

Beckham & Jones Heating & Air Conditioning offers indoor air quality solutions should you detect a problem in your home. We also repair, install and maintain heaters and air conditioners. Our products include air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, packaged products, and thermostats. Get in touch to find out more or to schedule an appointment in Huntsville. We look forward to serving your indoor home comfort needs.