Indoor Air Quality Monitor for Home, Office, Classroom
Every day millions of people like you and me travel from our climate-controlled home in a climate controlled car to our job in a climate controlled building. Being cool in the summer and warm in the winter is something we all take for granted.
But did you ever stop to think “I know what closed windows keep out, but what do they keep in?”
Modern homes and apartments are designed to balance personal comfort and energy efficiency. Open a window to get fresh air and you waste energy. Close the window and you end up with trapped, recycled air that not only can cause discomfort, but can even pose a health hazard.
To balance air quality and energy efficiency in new commercial buildings, engineers use carbon dioxide (CO2) level monitors to control the amount of fresh air added to rooms.
An inexpensive alternative for the home owner is the TIM10 Desktop CO2, Temp. & Humidity Monitor by CO2Meter.com. It is designed to continously show carbon dioxide, temperature, and relative humidity levels so you can monitor the quality of air in your home, office, or classroom setting. The TIM10 is easy to use, just plug it in and it turns on instantly and is designed to last for years.
Why monitor CO2? Dozens of studies have shown that high levels of CO2
- Indicate high levels of irritating chemicals, pollutants and microorganisms that spread colds or inflame allergies.
- Result in increased student and worker sickness and absenteeism.
- Cause sleepiness, lack of concentration, and poor work performance.
You can move the IAQ monitor from room to room over several days to test CO2 levels.
In your home.
In your office.
In the classroom.
When CO2 levels get too high, an alarm will sound. In addition to testing for poor air quality, it can test for problems with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
- Too much CO2 means inadequate or closed air returned ducts, and that your air is not being recirculated properly.
- Too little CO2 means you have too much fresh air, and may be wasting heating or cooling energy.
The TIM10 Desktop CO2, Temp, and Humidity Monitor is only $129. That's less than you'd pay for a precision electronic carbon dioxide monitor, temperature and % relative humidity meter if you purchased them separately.