The EdiGreen Home from Edimax is a great sophisticated and user-friendly device for viewing and analysing the quality of air in your home. Air quality can have a serious impact on your health and yet many people are completely unaware as to how many harmful pollutants there are in the air around them and how these can build up over time to potentially dangerous levels if left undetected and ignored. The EdiGreen Home provides extremely clear stats and figures portraying the real-time composition of the air surrounding the device and breaks down these figures into simple terms of when air quality is acceptable and when it starts to deteriorate.
The EdiGreen Home is extremely simple to set up, requiring just a handful of steps on its own accompanying app which can be done in less than 30 seconds, and is also extremely easy to use, displaying and sorting all the most important statistic clearly on the front page with additional features available if needed (such as viewing figures over the course of a day or a week rather than just an hour). It provides accurate and informative data about the levels of various pollutants in the surrounding air, including CO2, PM2.5, PM10, HCHO and TVOC, as well as more general information about things like temperature and humidity that are also beneficial to be aware of. The reason it’s so important to be aware of the presence and prominence of these air pollutants is that they can have serious impacts on the wellbeing of people in the room: CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) can cause drowsiness, headaches and nausea if it builds up too much unchecked while PM2.5 and PM10 (very tiny particles) in high exposure can penetrate into and irritate the lungs, cause coughing and asthma attacks and even bronchitis, heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, HCHO (Formaldehyde) can cause breathing problems and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or skin while TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds) can do all these and more, with extra risks being memory loss and damage to the liver, kidneys and nervous system. With such a vast array of health risks, it becomes clear why monitoring and managing the levels of these pollutants is so paramount.
As another important feature, it also always saves long term historical data so that points of comparison exist for whether air quality is improving or degrading to make it much simpler to establish whether any measures being taken are working effectively or not. Among the many steps you can take to reduce the pollutant levels in a room or building (while analysing the effects in the EdiGreen display) are prohibiting cigarettes, opening windows and doors, frequent dusting and vacuuming and using fans. All these things boost ventilation around the building and help prevent the buildup of small particles and harmful pollutant gases.