Why to Monitor Indoor Levels of CO2 and Carbon Monoxide

Monitor Indoor Levels of co2
By | December 19, 2023
5 min read

CO2, CO, VOC and PM2.5 levels monitoring

Regular Air Ducts Cleaning helps remove dust, mites, and odor sources from the house, while gases and humidity levels are still in. Air Quality Monitors detect and measure indoor gas concentrations, PM2.5, and humidity levels. Once you know the roots of the problem – the solution can be found.

Why should I monitor CO, CO2, and VOC levels?

Modern houses are extremely well insulated and sealed, which means in 99% there’s no energy leakage. It also means that there is no fresh air coming into the room if a bedroom door is closed. Imagine or better check in the following day how stale the air is because of the 8-hour sleep breathing-inside-a-“box” literally.

As many of us follow the lockdown policy and stay at home, we produce more CO2 than ever. Family members or tenants remain together, as food businesses don’t operate – people cook at home, some also smoke inside. We’re talking about significantly increased amounts of CO2 (the worst scenario for those with the gas stove). Above-the-norm gas levels affect our cognitive ability, reaction speed, make us tired and moody.

How to choose the right CO2 Monitor?

There are plenty of devices in the market in 2020. To choose the best air quality monitor to consider these characteristics:

  • High sensor precision
  • Quick response time
    If gas levels overcome the norm, the monitor gives the signal immediately after receiving the numbers.
  • Measures different elements
    Any good air quality monitor can measure various pollutants – VOCs, CO2, Ozone, humidity level, and PM2 – and provide the current picture of the air quality in the room.
  • User friendly
    Monitors often come with smartphone integration. Apps have an-easy-to-use designs. If it’s hard to understand what data is shown on the screen you won’t be able to take the necessary actions to improve the air condition.
  • Multi-functioning at a time
    The overall air quality in a single reading.
  • Good detection capacity
    Devices are able to cover multiple square feet

We use Awair monitors at Green Ductors

Awair 2nd Edition monitor gives five direct measurements. While it also offers CO data, as it is partly inferred from VOCs. It is not a replacement for a carbon monoxide detector.

Pm2.5 measurement is accurate within +10%.
VOCs measurement is accurate within +10%.
CO2 measurement given is accurate within +10%.
The temperature measurement given is accurate within +0.2 °C.
Relative Humidity measurement given is accurate within +2 %.

The data is color-coded in the app. If you don’t use the app, the monitor still shows air quality information on its LED display.

Who’s at the most risk group?

People with respiratory diseases, the elderly, pregnant women, and kids. High gas concentrations result in sleep shortening, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, or a drop in cognitive activity. If you live like that every day, it becomes clear why motivation disappears. Everything is interconnected.

It is essential to observe “the CO2 diet for children”, at this age, their neural connections multiply, deep habits and attitudes develop. CO2 and CO levels slow down the physical body development process and affect sleep and so cognitive ability.

The founder, CEO, and author of articles for the Green Ductors blog. Dedicated to his work, Dmytro strives to make people more aware of the importance of maintaining the best possible air quality. By treating readers like friends, he communicates even the most complex information in an easy-to-understand way to make your reading experience not only useful but also enjoyable. Check out the articles written by the hand of our founder Dmytro.

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