Air Quality Testers (33 Products)
216 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: CO200
- Checks for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations with Max/Min value recall function
- Maintenance free NDIR (non-dispersive infrared) CO2 sensor
- Indoor Air Quality displayed in ppm with Good (380 to 420ppm), Normal (<1000ppm), Poor (>1000ppm) indication
254 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: CO100
- Large, backlit LCD screen
- Measures temperature, CO2 and humidity
- User programmable visible and audible alarm
268 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: 3311844
- Instrument for indoor air quality monitoring
- Wall mountable, self-standing or tripod mountable
- Displays Temperature, RH plus Real time date/hour stamp
296 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: CO220
- Measures CO2, relative humidity and air temperature
- Desktop-based: just place down and start measuring!
- High quality Extech product with a range of advanced functions
302 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: FM100
- Monitor measures and displays formaldehyde, air temperature and air humidity levels
- Can be wall mounted, or placed on a surface such as a desk
- Audible and visual alarms
340 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: VFM200
- Selectable measurement units: ppm and mg/m³
- Indicates TVOC and HCHO concentrations simultaneously and in real-time
- Adjustable alarms with visual and audible alerts
386 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: CO210
- Measure for harmful levels of CO2 in the air
- Measures temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Also measures humidity of the environment
418 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: 05604401
- Use with a variety of Testo probes to measure and array of air quality parameters
- Bluetooth probes facilitate cable-less measurements
- Maximise uptime: only probes need to be sent for calibration
578 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: 05604402
- Includes a differential pressure sensor for pilot tube and K-factor measurements
- Monitor fans and filters and test ducts, air/ceiling outlets, fume cupboards, air conditioning and ventilation systems
- Up to three probes can be connected simultaneously
About Air Quality Testers
It’s easy to simply forget about air quality. After all, the air we breathe is invisible and is often just accepted as part of our daily lives, but there are many factors which can have an effect upon the air quality of an environment, and these in turn may produce conditions that are uncomfortable for humans to comfortably reside/work in.
Air quality testers are designed to evaluate that the environment around the tester is well ventilated, that is at a comfortable temperature, that there aren’t any excess gasses in the air and that excessive moisture levels aren’t detected. Whenever any of these parameters are outside what is considered the norm this can ultimately result in decreased efficiency amongst people in that environment – if the area isn’t comfortable, for example too hot, it simply isn’t as good for productivity.
Indoor air quality is linked regularly together with sick building syndrome, or SBS. Poorly installed air conditioning, ventilation, heating or other HVAC installations contribute towards making an environment that is uncomfortable for people to work in, leading to the building being designated as ‘sick’ due to the effects it is having upon those within it. Effects of poorly installed system can vary greatly depending on what is actually causing the problem, but common complains of sick building syndrome include uncomfortable temperatures, irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, general health problems, skin irritation and various other effects.
This is exactly why assessing indoor air quality (IAQ) is extremely important for building surveyors and absolutely anyone who wants to ensure that air quality is at the levels it needs to be to make the environment as comfortable as possible.
Air quality assessments are used to observe many different aspects of a building. One of the most commonly evaluated is ventilation – if this is incorrectly installed, the air circulating the building will be of poor quality, and those breathing it will be more prone to health conditions because of it. Ventilation also ties in with temperature – if hot air is allowed to constantly circulate around a building with no means of ventilating it away from the building it’ll create a very hot, very humid environment. Ventilation is also worth considering if you have designated smoking areas – there’s a chance that that smoke could get into the building, thus reducing the overall indoor air quality of that particular environment.
The overall air quality index of a building is also affected greatly by chemical contaminants from both indoor and outdoor materials. This doesn’t just refer to actual liquid based chemicals either – many different materials including adhesives, carpet, upholstery and even cleaning agents can release airborne particles that make the air take a dip in overall quality. There’s also contaminants that can potentially get into a building’s air from outside – these include fumes rising from exhaust and chimneys, and both indoor and outdoor chemical contaminants can cause build ups in dangerous gas levels, leading to an abundance of CO (carbon monoxide) or CO2 (carbon dioxide) if left unchecked.
Actual biological contaminants in an environment can cause problems within a building as well. Left unchecked these can cause any number of health problems and build-ups of biological contaminants can come from everything from humans themselves to build ups of bacteria forming inside poorly treated ventilation. Once it’s present a biological agent can easily circuit around the entire building through the ventilation, potentially infecting humans there to breathe it in.
Many of our indoor air quality meters are manufactured by Testo, a leading producer of many different types of test equipment. Devices such as the Testo 435 are designed purely with evaluating air quality in mind and can be used with multiple probe types to evaluate lighting conditions, air quality, temperature and a whole lot more.