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IAQ (Air quality) monitors

Has anyone purchased a residential IAQ device? I only learned recently that this technology exists and it sounds like a great concept especially for those who suffer from allergies due to poor air quality. However, i can't seem to find a consensus if these are just a gimmick or actually effective and what the difference is between the cheaper units and the pricier units. Appreciate any advice.

Here are a couple of examples, however there are cheaper ones as well.

https://airthinx.io/iaq/
https://www.getawair.com/home
https://www.getawair.com/business
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Do a search for Airthings, there's been a few threads about it. I have one and it's been good at least to know the critical things like Radon in the house. Mine always says CO2 is high even though we've had the windows open when the weather has been warmer, so I'm not putting much trust in that one.
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exrcoupe wrote: Do a search for Airthings, there's been a few threads about it. I have one and it's been good at least to know the critical things like Radon in the house. Mine always says CO2 is high even though we've had the windows open when the weather has been warmer, so I'm not putting much trust in that one.
That's weird. I also have an Airthings Wave Plus and the high levels in our bedroom drop when we open the windows. It also matches another CO2 sensor I have.

OP go for the Wave Plus when it goes on sale.
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engineered wrote: That's weird. I also have an Airthings Wave Plus and the high levels in our bedroom drop when we open the windows. It also matches another CO2 sensor I have.

OP go for the Wave Plus when it goes on sale.
+1, I have one and so do a number of people I know. Works great, instant readings on most things, and cross references with other sensors. Can wait for a sale and get it closer to $200 iirc.
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engineered wrote: That's a lot more money for just a display and wifi over the Wave Plus.
The View Plus also has PM2.5 and acts as a "hub" for other Airthings devices.
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rjp123 wrote: The View Plus also has PM2.5 and acts as a "hub" for other Airthings devices.
Ah you're right. Forgot it didn't have it as I have a couple other devices that give me PM2.5 and PM10 readings.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. So what makes these devices different from the more expensive ones I listed. Are they more accurate or not?

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