How to measure indoor air quality

As modern life is increasingly spent indoors, indoor air quality is critical to our health and comfort. However, indoor air quality cannot be directly observed with the naked eye, so we need to rely on scientific methods to measure indoor air quality. This article will introduce some commonly used methods and equipment to help you understand how to measure indoor air quality and create a healthy and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

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Air Quality Monitor FS00802G

How to measure indoor air quality

Air Quality Index (AQI)

The air quality index is one of the commonly used standards for measuring air quality. It comprehensively considers the concentrations of multiple pollutants, including PM2.5, PM10, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, etc. By monitoring the concentrations of these pollutants and calculating the AQI value based on the corresponding weights, we can understand the overall status of indoor air quality.

Governments or environmental protection agencies usually provide real-time AQI data, which you can obtain by checking relevant websites, mobile apps, or weather forecasts. This data can help you determine whether your indoor air meets health standards and take appropriate action in a timely manner.

 

Use air quality monitoring equipment

Air Quality Monitor is a device specially designed to measure indoor air quality. These devices are usually able to monitor various pollutants in the air, such as particulate matter (PM2.5), formaldehyde, VOC, etc. By using air quality monitoring instruments, you can understand the concentration levels of various pollutants in indoor air and take appropriate measures to improve air quality.

When using an air quality monitoring instrument, you only need to install it in different locations indoors, and after a period of time, it will provide measurement results of various indoor parameters. Based on these results, you can determine whether there is a problem with the indoor air, such as excessive PM2.5 concentration, high humidity, or excessive formaldehyde.

 

Observe the indoor environment

Observing your indoor environment is also a simple and effective way to assess indoor air quality. You can observe whether there is any odor, dust, mold, etc. If you find that there are abnormalities in the indoor environment, you can improve the air quality through ventilation, cleaning, etc.

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Air Quality Monitor FQ-002

How to improve indoor air quality

  1. Frequently open windows for ventilation to allow outdoor air to flow into the room, which can improve indoor air quality.
  2. Use an air purifier: An air purifier can help filter pollutants in the air and improve indoor air quality. Choosing the right air purifier can be based on monitoring results to ensure it can effectively remove pollutants from indoor air.
  3. Check the air conditioning system regularly: The air conditioning system affects indoor air quality to a great extent. Regularly checking whether the filters, pipes and other components of the air conditioning system are clean and whether they need to be replaced can ensure the normal operation of the air conditioning system and improve indoor air quality.
  4. Keep the room clean: Keeping the room clean is also one of the important measures to improve indoor air quality. Regular cleaning of floors, furniture, windows, etc. can reduce the buildup of dust and other pollutants and improve indoor air quality.

 

By using air quality monitoring instruments, observing the indoor environment, using air purifiers, regularly checking the air conditioning system, and keeping the room clean, we can help you better understand and improve indoor air quality to protect your health and comfort.