IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor. It’s not cheap( around 270$) but in my honest opinion its worth every penny. Because it’s very durable (more than approx. 4-5 years measurement) and has very good quality of measurement and visualization. IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor doesn’t’ have Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) measurements which is small disadvantage. However, AirVisual pro has3 critical air quality measurements (CO2, PM2,5 and air humidity).
When we rate talking about Air quality Matters, I truly recommend consider meters with Carbon dioxide (CO2) Measurement. A lot people don’t care about CO2 or are unaware about this measurement. However, CO2 is extremely important in everyday live and we have very often problem with high density of CO2 level. CO2 Level over 1000ppm causes increasing fragrance sensitivity
Air Quality parameters:
- CO2 level as I mentioned is extremely important parameter and is unevaluated by most of people. IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor recommends by colors (Green, orange, red) which CO2 level is good, moderate and bad. Color recommendations is used also for Air pollution.
- Air pollution – It’s Particulate Matters smaller than 2.5 μm in diameter. Pollutants PM2,5 and PM1 are so small that penetrate the cells membrane. That the reason why pollutant is so dangerous. Air pollution is also expressed in graphical and colors. Important IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor shows pollutions both in µg/m3 Particulate Matters PM2.5 and also in the Air Quality Index.
- Temperature. There is no recommendation to right temperature its very relative. My recommendation is keep in winter no between 19-22C – More about it: https://iqbuilding.eu/index.php/2022/02/20/cheapest-and-healthiest-humidifier-healthy-air-1/
- Humidity – Its very important because especially low humidity lowers our immunity. Unfortunately, AirVisual doesn’t shows any recommendation but only measurement. So, you need interpreted measurements. The best level of humidity I between 40-60% (max 50-55% in winter). Humidity lower than 30% and higher than 70% is unhealthy
more about air quality parameters https://iqbuilding.eu/index.php/2022/04/18/main-indoor-air-quality-parameters/
Durability: AirVisual Pro Durability for measuring indoor air quality is insane. My AirVisual Pro has more than 5 years and was using by many peoples, was traveling a and still working perfectly. All measurement I checked with certificated gauge and deviations was negligible
Auto CO2 calibration
One-time ago Co2 level I Realized that in ambient air sows CI2 level much lower than 400 ppm (we have around 400-430 ppm in ambient/fresh air). So that was suspicious After few days’ measurement was correct (400 ppm in the ambient air). I’ve dug in producent website https://www.iqair.com/ I realized that IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor has periodical autocalibration procedure.
Online Application & online data.
You can track measurements, history outside conditions etc. Via mobile app or just via web browser.
Good quality sensors/measurements.
I’ve checked with lots of different gauges (also these certificated) and measurements was accurate. For home use is better than needed.
Perhaps high price – it’s not too cheap but very good quality and proven durability.
IQAir AirVisual pro air quality monitor could show recommendations of humidity like in CO2 and air pollution.