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. ...

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