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News — Indoor Air Quality

Is a Watt Meter a CO2 Meter?

Clients call us regularly and ask, “What is the difference between a watt meter and a CO2 meter?” We can understand the confusion. Experts tell us that lowering energy use in our home results in a smaller carbon dioxide “footprint.” Since a watt meter can be used to help lower energy use, it follows that it might have something to do with also lowering CO2. Technically, they might be right. Lowering watts does lower energy use, which does lower the need to produce energy. Less energy produced means less CO2. But that doesn’t mean a watt meter measures the same...

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CO2 Sensor Location: Where to Mount Your CO2 IAQ Monitor

CO2 Sensor Location: Where to Mount Your CO2 IAQ Monitor

Where you permanently mount a carbon dioxide transmitter depends on why you are monitoring indoor air quality. There are 3 places it can be mounted: Indoor Air Quality: In most homes or offices, wall-mounted CO2 level transmitters are used to monitor carbon dioxide levels as they would be experienced by occupants. They can be located at the same height (48 inches or 122cm is standard) and on the same wall as you would mount a thermostat. Like a thermostat, they should not be near outside doors or windows that can make the space appear to have more fresh air than...

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Can a CO2 Detector Protect You From the H1N1 Virus?

Can a CO2 Detector Protect You From the H1N1 Virus?
While a CO2 detector cannot by itself prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus, studies show that it can be used to monitor indoor air quality.

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