The value of indoor air quality (IAQ) cannot be overstated. Testo knows the condition of the air in your facilities is something that you don’t want to think about regularly. Air pollution is silent but could negatively impact your workers and products. A precise and reliable indoor air quality monitor helps you be aware of indoor temperature, humidity and Carbon dioxide concentration levels.

The importance of good indoor air quality

IAQ not only impacts projects, experiments, tests and other indoor operations but it can potentially cause harm to employees and staff who work in those indoor environments.

Pollutants are harmful to health

Indoor air pollutants include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, other toxic gases, VOC’s and particulate matter. These are all things that can negatively affect the health of workers who may be active in your facilities. Testo’s IAQ monitors are able to continuously keep track of these levels and provide documentation on results. For example, CO2 concentrations should not go past 1,000 parts per million (ppm). The monitor’s sensors are able to detect the ppm of any given indoor space and give full readouts in order to alert to the danger level of CO2 in the air.

A few of the most common effects include exhaustion and loss of focus. It can also lead to potentially grave illnesses, like lung diseases and aggravation of heart diseases. Ventilation systems are put in place to properly aerate indoor spaces but they require frequent maintenance in order for them to operate correctly. Testo’s IAQ monitors are able to sense any discrepancies so maintenance can be performed before the air becomes hazardous, making air monitoring simple.

Good air quality will improve breathing

Indoor air quality monitoring of offices, workshops, classrooms and public venues can impact the nature of staff or patron’s breathing. A definition of indoor air by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says indoor air is any air in a “building occupied for at least one hour by people of varying states of health.” Indoor air pollution is a serious cooncern for those who spend their days in an office or indoor workspace.

Because of this definition, professionals in many industries have the need to remain watchful when it comes to poor air quality in their facilities. Over time, bad air quality will affect lungs and breathing in general. The opposite is true as well. By maintaining a specific standard of air in working facilities, even if it is not absolutely necessary for the sake of the work being done, the potential health risks to employees, students and patrons will also be minimised.

How an indoor air quality monitor can help

An IAQ monitoring system will change the way you test and record the quality of the breathing air in a building. Testo’s equipment is able to analyse and document IAQ and comfort level parameters with its high-quality measuring technology, intuitive measurement assistants and forward-thinking documentation strategies. Here is a list of a few of the important analysis insights offered but the IAQ monitors:

  • CO2
  • HVAC and air conditioning grid measurement
  • Differential pressure
  • Relative humidity
  • Air temperature
  • Turbulence

All of these factors can be measured separately, but Testo’s precise and intuitive products allow for the measuring to occur simultaneously. This makes avoiding poor indoor air quality easier. What is even better, the testo 400 IAQ and comfort kit with tripod offers the ability for further analysis to occur, thanks to the testo DataControl measurement data management and analysis software. These measurement tools make it possible to not only easily keep track of air quality on particular premises over a long period of time, but to track the results onsite. Because of the accuracy of Testo’s monitoring systems, you will be able to easily fix a faulty HVAC apparatus or allow for additional ventilation to occur.

Testo’s indoor air quality monitors

Testo offers several different types of IAQ monitors, each one perfect for a different circumstance. Depending on your specific needs, Testo has a monitoring system to suit your requirements. The following are a few of Testo’s indoor air quality monitors, though the range offers flexibility to suit the right application, right indoor environment.

The testo 400 – Universal IAQ instrument offers intuitive measurement programs that do the work for you. This tool is ideal for those with unique and important differentiation between sites. This is because each sensor is location-independent. Other features include integrated differential pressure sensors and the ability to measure all IAQ-related parameters. Another valuable inclusion with this tool is its capability to document measuring values directly relating to a unique location. Additionally, the technology allows for the system to send the air quality data by e-mail to specified recipients.

The testo 160 IAQ with display and integrated sensors would be best suited for those who are looking for a wide range of air quality data to be measured and recorded. A few of the accurate data collected by the testo 160 IAQ is CO2 concentration, humidity, air temperature and turbulence in workplaces. Long-term measurements are also taken with ease. You can also determine the standard-compliant quality comfort level of the indoor air. As always, the tool’s measurement programs are smart and intuitive. All measurement data are stored by the data logger directly into the Testo cloud, which means you can also document and analyze data over a longer period of time. If limit values are exceeded, you will be notified via email or text thanks to the alarm function.

The testo 440 CO Kit with Bluetooth® is similar to the previously mentioned product, but it comes with the incredible testo 440 air velocity and IAQ measuring instrument. Easily record two important indicators of IAQ with the tool’s temperature and humidity sensor. You will also be able to stay on top of CO2 concentration with the CO2 probe with Bluetooth®. For sharing and sending the collected data, the kit includes a convenient USB port.

Find the perfect IAQ measuring instrument and rest assured that the quality of air in your indoor facilities will be under constant supervision. Testo offers the best, most accurate monitors to industry professionals who require reliable and innovative equipment to detect airborne contaminants. Contact us today to find out which monitor would be best for your unique needs.