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Be Awair of Your Indoor Environment – Monitor VOCs, Dust, CO2 and more

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| 2016 Aug 02 |
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Be Awair of Your Indoor Environment – Monitor VOCs, Dust, CO2 and more

Being a Mold Busters technician is awesome. Every day, we get to meet new, wonderful people and do our very best to help resolve some of their indoor environmental concerns. It’s a great feeling being able to help clients, and their families, get the peace of mind they deserve by eliminating mold, moisture, asbestos, or VOC concerns. We love what we do, and we love helping people breathe easier at night.

For a while now, we’ve been trying to find a way to help our clients monitor the air they breathe, after we have waved our magical Mold Busters wand inside their home, or office. After many swings and misses with various products, we finally found a home-run hitter.

Let us introduce you to our new secret weapon, Awair™.
Awair™ is a slick-looking smart device that helps you track, and improve your air while displaying how the indoor environment is affecting your health. Awair’s sensors monitor the five most important factors of indoor air quality, and transmit that data directly to your smartphone or tablet in real-time!

The five sensors inside Awair™ can track and monitor:

Temperature
Establish the ideal temperature can help to improve your mood and performance, while ensuring the building materials are being treated properly

Humidity
Regulating humidity levels is incredibly important and will help ensure the prime conditions for mold growth are avoided

VOCs
Volatile Organic Compounds, a.k.a. The Invisible Killers, are toxic chemicals, and off-gases that can cause a host of respiratory and skin conditions.

Dust
Fine dust can travel through the air (bringing along with it mold spores, and other harmful particulate) and are inhaled deep into our lungs, triggering health problems like asthma and allergies.

CO2
A high or prolonged exposure to carbon dioxide include headache, increased heart rate, dizziness, fatigue, rapid breathing, etc, and exposure to higher levels may cause unconsciousness or death.

 Awair’s 5 parameters for monitoring the indoor air of your home or office are perfect. They cover exactly what you need to know right away. Setting up the app and syncing Awair™ to my phone was easy as pie, and within minutes I was receiving a full-read out of the general air quality within my office.

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Once you go through the simple set-up process, it will ask you to set your preferences for monitoring.

At Mold Busters we always try to curtail our services and approach to the individual, since no two are alike. What’s great about this app is that you can do the same! You can choose what mode of monitoring you want, and what information you want displayed. It’s versatile, and intuitive.

As you can see below, my office space is need of some improvement!
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One of the things that sparked my curiosity was knowing what types of VOCs the Awair™ monitor is able to track. Although I couldn’t find the info readily available on their website, I sent them a short message, and received a detailed reply within a few hours! Their customer service is great, and it’s something that I always look for when recommending a product, or a service to a client.

In addition to picking up various odors that contain a mixture of different chemicals, Awair™ can track and monitor the following VOCs:
Hydrogen gas
Hydrogen Sulfide
Ammonia
Ethanol
Toluene
Formaldehyde

This is a great list of common VOCs that ought to be regularly monitored in a home or office.
All of the diagnostics line-up with considerable accuracy to our devices, and we found that the Awair sensor delivers an accurate array of information that is relevant to the average bear! For those who may want a more detailed analysis of their indoor air quality issues, Mold Busters provides comprehensive air testing services.

Kudos to the Awair team for putting together a robust, and effective device. The Awair smart sensor will become a standard recommendation for our clients who want to monitor and improve their indoor environment.
It works, and it’s great.