Indoor Air Quality Measurements
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitors are a great solution for evaluating indoor air pollution.
Coupled with good ventilation, our IAQs ensure healthy indoor air at all times. Rent any of our wide array of IAQ Indoor Air Quality monitors, counters, meters, and environmental instruments to combat dust, moisture, and other harmful indoor pollutants. Select the product you’re interested in, add it to your quote and we’ll get in touch shortly.
Why Indoor Air Quality is Important
It is important to monitor IAQ parameters such as Temperature, Relative Humidity, Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), HCHO (Formaldehyde), Ammonia (NH3) and other Volatile Organic Compounds to protect humans and other animals. Poor indoor air quality has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Also, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments.
The Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA, “indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be noteworthy for several reasons:
- Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors,1 where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.2
- People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.3
- Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
How to Monitor Indoor Air Quality
Two popular indoor air quality methods are continuous real-time air quality monitoring and indoor air quality testing. Continuous real-time air quality monitoring allows you to record data 24/7 to catch any outside process that is affecting the readings. Telemetry is available for allowing multiple users to view the data real time.
Indoor air quality testing is a walkthrough or a snapshot IAQ reading which is a specific time stamp.
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Devices
Eco-Rental Solutions rents and sells a variety of dust monitors for personal or area monitoring.
Indoor Air Quality Monitor
An Indoor Air Quality Monitor is an instrument designed to monitor common IAQ parameters such as Temperature, Relative Humidity, Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and in the case of the TSI Q-Trak XP, dust as well. to name a few. An IAQ monitor is a tool to allow an IAQ professional or Industrial Hygienist to determine if there is proper air exchange and the cause of pollutants dangerous to humans.
Ultrafine Particle Counter
Ultrafine Particle Counter is a tool to measure workplace ultrafine particulate levels as well as eliminate indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. In many instances you can track the particles to the source that may be a root cause of the (IAQ) complaints. Eco-Rental Solutions rents the TSI 8525 P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter.