The quality of the air we breathe while in our homes is one of those things most people don’t really think about. We just assume it is clean and free of the pollution that plagues outdoor air quality. But the truth is, indoor air quality can be just as bad or worse than the quality of the air outside. Consider that we spend over 90 percent of our time indoors and it can be easy to see how bad indoor air quality could have negative effects on us.
Knowledge is important to solving the problem, and indoor air quality monitors (IAQ) are the first line of knowledge-based defense in combating poor indoor air quality. But with such a wide range of options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to even begin in monitoring indoor air quality.
That is where a new report from Cleantechnica.com comes in. The clean tech-focused news and analysis site compared 11 IAQ monitors to try and determine which ones were the cream of the crop.
After a thorough analysis (click the link below to read the full results and what they were based on) the website found that the Dylos, Foobot, and NetAtMo monitors came out on top. By using monitors such as these, combined with quality monitoring software, it can become very easy to not only determine how good or bad a home’s indoor air quality is, but also specify in which ways it may be poor and how to fix it.