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In-home Air Quality

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of their life indoors.  We spend a significant volume of time in our homes so the quality of the air can make an impact on our long-term health.   Luckily this is one of the few environments that we can control, steps can be taken to improve the quality and ensure that there are not any harmful substances we will consume.

Using a few simples pieces of equipment, Air quality monitor + Air purifiers, you can vastly improve the quality of the air you breath inside your home.   

What to look for in an air-quality monitor?

There are a few metrics used in the assessment of air quality.   Carbon Monoxide, VOC’s (volatile chemicals), PM (particle matter) are a few important measurements to monitor.

What to look for in an air purifier?

The price of air purifiers can vary greatly.  The cost of entry is actually very affordable at around $150 for a good starter machine.   There will always be an upkeep cost for machines with the need to replace filters. This too can be done on a fairly low cost $40-50 for replacement filters.  Changing filters once a month would be ideal but changing them every 2-3 months would 

What is the cost?

Both air quality monitors and air purification systems can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.  The basics can be covered for a fairly affordable price ($300 total. $150 air purifier + $150 air quality monitor). There are many companies that have products in this space, competition is close and this keeps the costs a little more affordable.