You spend more time in your Madera, CA, home than anywhere else. You might be shocked to learn that the air in your house could be two to five times more polluted than the air you breathe in your backyard. Indoor air pollutants come from many sources, including the materials used to construct your residence, the furnishings and belongings in your home, and the activities you do every day. Here’s what you need to know about indoor air quality monitors.
What Do Indoor Air Quality Monitors Do?
Indoor air quality monitors have built-in fans that draw a sample into the unit. A laser shines across the air sample and counts particles. These monitors also have sensors that detect vapors. Some of the pollutants that indoor air quality monitors can detect include formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, radon, pollen, dander, and other common pollutants.
How Do Indoor Air Quality Monitors Work?
Indoor air quality monitors may be standalone units or plugged into an outlet in your wall. They have sensors that use lasers to do counts of particles and vapors in your indoor air. Most monitors have a touchscreen or a digital display that shows you the level or the count of different pollutants. Some indoor air quality monitors track one pollutant whereas others can track up to 20 at once.
Who Should Get an Indoor Air Quality Monitor?
If anyone in your household has a respiratory disorder, such as asthma, using an indoor air quality monitor will help you anticipate a possible worsening of your symptoms. You could also use it to take action, such as to open windows or to turn on a whole-home fan when the particulate levels get too high.
Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. is a trusted provider of indoor air quality solutions. We’re also here to provide you with reliable heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, and replacement services. Our team can also assist with tankless water heaters, duct cleaning, energy audits, duct sealing, ductless mini splits, and ventilation systems. For more information about indoor air quality monitors, get in touch with us at Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. today.