INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment, or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than ever before, it is imperative they take steps to improve their living and working spaces, including the air they breathe. With a Carrier air monitor, they are one step closer to being more informed about their IAQ and determining solutions for creating a healthier environment. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corp., a global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
Users can simply place the Carrier air monitor in their room of choice, plug it in, and connect the device to the Carrier Home app. The air monitor continuously samples the air in the room, measures levels of particulates, and features sensors that detect the level of fine particles (2.5 microns or smaller) that may be associated with health effects such as potential lung damage, asthma development, and increased allergy symptoms. The monitor features an LED ring light that provides instant, constant air quality status.
For spaces that may have high levels of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), the Carrier air monitor includes a sensor that detects the concentration of such compounds, which can be emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and may be linked with potential health concerns.
Consumers can use the Carrier Home app to access their air monitor’s output from anywhere. The app has the capability to pair with multiple Carrier Healthy Home devices on a single dashboard. The app paired with the Carrier air monitor offers a number of useful features including:
- Shares a Carrier indoor air health score;
- Provides IAQ concentration for certain pollutants (PM2.5: 2.5 microns or smaller), TVOCs, relative humidity, and temperature;
- Provides personalized notifications of current and trending air quality in the space;
- Provides educational information about PM2.5, TVOCs, and relative humidity; and
- Gives an update on the current outdoor air quality.
“Our new air monitor allows users to learn more about their indoor air quality within their living spaces,” said Holly Rhodes, associate director, Indoor Air Quality Products, Carrier. “Understanding these unique conditions makes the invisible — the quality of the air we breathe — visible and allows consumers to uncover and improve potentially hidden issues in order to help create a healthier indoor environment.”The Carrier air monitor is the latest device among a number of solutions offered through Carrier's Healthy Homes Program that can aid in addressing IAQ. Other offerings include the Infinity® whole-home air purifier; the portable smart air purifier; HVAC system filters with high MERV ratings; UV lights installed inside HVAC equipment; as well as humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help address humidity levels in the home to help increase comfort. For more information, visithttps://shop.carrierathome.com/collections/all/products/air-monitor.