Improve the air quality in your house with one of these smart devices

For many of us, breathing polluted air outside has become an unavoidable part of daily life. Microscopic particles too small to see with the naked eye are discharged into the atmosphere by automobiles, trains, power plants, factories, and other sources. This is especially problematic for those who live in cities.

However, indoor air quality is equally crucial, especially given that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Most people are unaware that the air they breathe in their homes can be up to five times worse than the air they breathe outside!

Cooking, cleaning, and painting, to mention a few activities, can all degrade the quality of the air you breathe. These actions may result in the release of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). These particles may also be released by building materials and furniture. In the process of attempting to safeguard your home by locking doors and closing windows, you may unintentionally seal in hazardous air.

CO2 (carbon dioxide) concentration has long been used as an indicator of indoor air quality and can be detected using low-cost sensors. However, CO2 is not the only thing that should be measured.

Fortunately, there is an expanding selection of connected devices that can monitor your home’s air quality and warn you when action is required.

Awair (Awair Element) Second Edition

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

The Awair Smart Air Quality Monitor measures temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, hazardous compounds, and dust in the air around you. You tell the app what matters to you—allergies, sleep quality, or productivity—and it will offer recommendations based on its readings and learn your preferences as you interact. The LED display provides a rapid snapshot of your current air quality and can be configured for a variety of modes, including an optional clock.

To achieve higher accuracy and control, Awair’s TrueSense technology employs dedicated monitoring and advanced analytics. TrueSense analyses data from the device’s sensors to monitor temperature/humidity, dust, VOC levels, and CO2. The Awair Score (0 to 100 scale) and colours communicate in the same way that a stop signal does. Green represents good, yellow represents fair, and red represents poor.

Awair is a full solution for anyone concerned about the quality of air they and their families breathe. In our evaluation, we discovered that it provided exactly the experience we had hoped for in a charming, inconspicuous package. There is also a less expensive version available in the shape of the Awair Element.

Healthy Home Coach by Netatmo

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

Netatmo, a French firm, sells a full-featured air quality meter. Its Healthy House Coach monitors the air quality, humidity, temperature, and noise levels in your home and alerts you when things get out of hand. All of your data is saved online and is always available to you on your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

The gadget comes with easy-to-use software that tells you whether the air in your home is healthy or not. You will also receive advice on how to resolve any potential issues. If you wish to track numerous rooms, the app allows you to connect multiple Health Home Coach devices from a single point.

Without using the app, you can easily check the health of the environment. Simply tap the top, and Healthy House Coach will illuminate to provide you with immediate information about the air quality in your home. The device is also compatible with Apple HomeKit.

The Eve Room

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

Eve Room 2 is significantly improved from the first. It has a more modern appearance, is much smaller, has a new e-ink display on the front, and is now USB rechargeable.

The improved MEMS sensor detects and measures VOCs such as alcohol, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, amines, and aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Organic molecules are not simply byproducts of human metabolism; significant amounts of VOCs can be found in everyday things while remaining undetected by CO2 sensors.

Eve Room 2 takes these measurements and displays them as a star rating, providing you with an easy method to evaluate the air quality in your home. In addition, the smartphone app provides the exact parts-per-million value of the air quality. The device can also detect humidity and temperatures.

The gadget uses Bluetooth Smart technology to connect to your iPhone or iPad without the use of a hub, gateway, or bridge. The device supports HomeKit and works with Siri.

The Atmotube Plus

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

Another crowdfunded device is the Atmotube. We were among the first to get and test the product, and we can confidently state that this is one of those rare crowdfunded projects that has delivered on (almost) what it promised.

The device was designed to raise awareness about both indoor and outdoor air quality, allowing you to make healthier choices every day. It is notably beneficial to asthmatics and people suffering from lung diseases, but it is also beneficial to parents of young children and the elderly.

Atmotube follows you around and measures VOCs, carbon monoxide, humidity, and temperature. The main issue with the first generation device is that the battery only lasts about 6-7 hours. On Atmotube Plus, this has been prolonged to around 7 days.

All real-time measures are available through the app on your phone, along with your unique Air Score, which urges you to avoid the most polluted areas and live a healthier lifestyle. The app also displays a map with all of your readings as well as readings from other Atmotube users worldwide.

AirVisual

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

One issue with smart air quality monitors is that users must often open an accompanying smartphone app to view the readings. AirVisual eliminates this requirement in favor of a built-in, always-on 5-inch color display that allows you to verify the readings at a glance.

You’ll get real-time alerts on your smartphone for anything from germs to humidity, temperature, PM2.5 concentration, and CO2. AirVisual was created with medical-grade standards in mind, specifically for people suffering from asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and high blood pressure.

Outside, air quality is also essential. This is why AirVisual delivers precise data on six major pollutants for over 8,000 locations in over 35 nations. The display compares interior readings to outdoor data from the nearest official station, letting you know whether it’s time to ventilate, go outside, or stay inside.

Plus Wynd

These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

Wynd Plus differs from the competition in that it only purifies the air around your head. It accomplishes this through the innovative use of a detachable particulate matter sensor, a bottle-sized purifying unit, and an accompanying smartphone app.

At its base, the device is 17 cm tall and 7.1 cm wide. Despite its compact size, Wynd Plus can supply more than 8 liters of clean air every second, according to the firm. While the device is billed as portable, it performs best in a small, confined setting.

In a matter of minutes, the medical-grade filter eliminates particles like pet hair, mold, bacteria, and pollution. The attached particulate matter sensor checks the quality of the air around you and adjusts the purification level automatically as needed.

In our review, we considered Wynd Plus to be a really well-thought-out product. There has certainly been a lot of effort put into putting a lot of fantastic features into a small package.

Flow 2 These smart gadgets will help you improve the air quality in your home.

The Flow from Plume Labs is another portable air quality tester. It, like Atmotube, detects the whole spectrum of pollutants both indoors and outdoors. PM2.5 (particulate matter and dust), NOx (exhaust fumes), ozone (irritating gas), VOCs (household chemicals), temperature, and humidity are all included.

Attach it to your purse with the included leather strap and let it warn you whenever you are breathing in polluted air. After that, users can learn how to avoid exposure while mapping their city to identify clean air hotspots. You can also share the air quality data you collect with others to help them avoid polluted areas.

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