Air Quality Monitor

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 13, 2011)

Many of us are worried about air quality. In a lot of places, pollution is a big issue and people have made strides to improve the quality of the air.

Health problems relating to poor air quality are quite common. Many people suffer from asthma, allergies, headaches, and other symptoms due to breathing bad air. Unfortunately, air pollution is not just limited to the outdoors. In fact, many of the problems people face due to poor air quality is from breathing it indoors.

Even if your home appears to be clean in every other way, it could still have bad air. Tiny particles that you can't see can circulate through your home's air, and those living in your household could be breathing in all kinds of allergens. Air contaminants can have various sources, but some of these include mold, pet dander, smoke, and dust mites.

Those who suspect that there might be a problem with their indoor air quality have a few options. A popular choice is to set up an air purifier in the home. Although this can help, these machines can be expensive and may not actually be worth the cost in the end. Installing the right filters in your home and maintaining them properly is potentially effective. But how can you know for sure that you even have a problem with air quality inside your house? It's all just guesswork unless you start monitoring your air.

Air quality monitors are one way that you can check your air for harmful contaminants. These monitors take air samples and analyze them, displaying numbers on a screen that indicate the air quality. These devices vary, and some can detect smaller particles than other models. These air monitors can also vary in price from a couple hundred dollars to well into the thousands of dollars.

If you do not want to buy an air quality monitor but you still want the air in your home tested, you may be able to find professionals who will come to your home and take care of the monitoring. Once a technician has analyzed your air, he or she can explain the findings to you. From this point, you will know whether or not you need to take action, and what you need to do.

An air quality monitor is one effective way to let you know how good or bad the air quality inside of your home is.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


Cleaning Quartz Countertops

Do you have quartz countertops or are interested in having them installed in your home? This surface is quickly becoming ...

Discover More

Cleaning Your Garage Floor

Although cleaning the garage is often neglected, sweeping and washing the floor once in a while can make a huge ...

Discover More

Garden Bedroom

Are you interested in a beautiful, natural decorating style? Try a garden bedroom theme to get a fresh look.

Discover More

Keep Your Hardwood Floors Like New Bona's hardwood floor cleaner is the #1 choice of professionals. The no-residue formula is specially designed to be safe for floors, families, and the environment. Check out Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Refill today!

More Cleaning Tips

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Are you concerned about your indoor air quality? If you think there might be an air pollution problem, consider having ...

Discover More

Home Air Quality

We all know that polluted air can be a big issue. Usually, though, you don't consider the fact that the air inside your ...

Discover More

Duct Cleaners

The air ducts in your home can be easily overlooked. These areas, however, can collect dust and allergens and should be ...

Discover More

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.


If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 8?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)

Newest Tips

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.