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Any place in Toronto rent/borrow an air quality monitor?

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Any place in Toronto rent/borrow an air quality monitor?

I am curious to learn about the quality of air in my apartment.

There are devices you can buy online for around $200~.

Since I am only looking to get a rough understanding of the situation in my home, I would only need the device for a few hours to take one set of readings. Given the limited use of the product, I am looking to find an alternative to actually buying a device.

Does anyone have any ideas on if it is possible to rent an air quality monitoring device?

Alternatively, is there someone on RFD who wants to make a quick buck and rent me theirs for the day? (located in Toronto)

Thanks
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The air quality needs to be monitored over time, so a point in time measurement is not going to be useful.
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sunnycnm5 wrote: I am curious to learn about the quality of air in my apartment.

There are devices you can buy online for around $200~.

Since I am only looking to get a rough understanding of the situation in my home, I would only need the device for a few hours to take one set of readings. Given the limited use of the product, I am looking to find an alternative to actually buying a device.

Does anyone have any ideas on if it is possible to rent an air quality monitoring device?

Alternatively, is there someone on RFD who wants to make a quick buck and rent me theirs for the day? (located in Toronto)

Thanks
there is several factors in air quality.
Pollutants such a VOC , nano particles ( PM1, PM2.5, PM10 ) , CO2 , Spores , Humidity , formaldehyde , ozone and radon
Typically a single instrument will not do all those. If it claims to do these usually its a calculation and maynot be actually accurate.

First you need to figure out what factors you're after and then proceed from there.
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