What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

Indoor Air Quality

If you suffer from allergies, you may be wondering if the air inside your Cleveland home is contributing to your runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and other symptoms. Unfortunately, the answer is yes, indoor air quality can trigger allergies. Airborne pollutants inside the typical Cleveland home also affect people with chronic health conditions.

Does Indoor Air Quality Cause Allergies?

People who live with asthma understand that they need to minimize airborne particles inside their homes, but allergies often get overlooked as a reason to improve the quality of indoor air. The same practices that keep you comfortable outdoors should be applied to the time you spend at home. You can reduce your allergy symptoms by:

  • Minimizing contact with substances that trigger symptoms
  • Purifying the air in your home
  • Maintaining proper ventilation

How Can an Indoor Air Quality Monitor Help?

The first step for reducing allergy symptoms inside your home is to know the extent of the problem. This is where an indoor air quality monitor can help. The device has sensors for different types of airborne pollutants, and you should choose one that can detect substances that trigger your allergies. If you aren’t sure what type of monitor to get, call the experts at KW Lang Mechanical. Once we understand your needs, we can recommend standalone and whole-home monitors.

Types of Indoor Air Quality Monitors

When you are looking to buy an indoor air quality monitor, you will need to consider the square footage that it needs to cover, as well as the types of particles you want it to detect. Standalone units are good for smaller homes for one or two rooms of larger homes. If you want the monitor to work for the entire square footage of a larger home, we can recommend whole-home units that work inside your HVAC system.

Pollutants That Are Detected With an Indoor Air Quality Monitor

At the basic level, indoor air quality monitors measure the amount of oxygen and carbon monoxide in the air. This may not help with your allergies, so you should go for a mid-range or high-end model. You can find monitors for:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Bacteria, viruses, and mold spores
  • Tobacco smoke and other odors
  • Pet dander
  • Dust

Learn More About Indoor Air Quality

Since 1927, KW Lang Mechanical has helped Cleveland homeowners with all their heating and cooling needs. We also offer indoor air quality solutions, including monitors and air purification systems. Call us today to learn more. Be sure to ask about our HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance services.

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