Made for indoor use, this PM2.5 air quality monitor from AcuRite helps you breathe, work, sleep, and live better, knowing your indoor air quality information. This innovative design shows PM2.5 measurement, temperature (F° or C°), humidity, and a 12- or 24-hour clock.
Proper product placement ensures it can provide accurate readings.
- Make sure it is at the right height and has good airflow
- Height: place at sitting or standing level, typically 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 m) above the floor.
- Airflow: include at least 2 inches (5.08 cm) of clearance from walls or other solid objects.
- Avoid placing by direct sunlight or near heat sources
- Avoid placing in an area where airflow changes often, such as by air conditioning and heat vents,
fans, doors, or windows
If the readings or time on your AcuRite AIR™ Indoor Air Quality Monitor are inaccurate, please perform the reset steps below:
Please follow the steps carefully as the order is crucial to the success of the reset.
(THIS WILL CLEAR ALL OF YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR SETTINGS)
- Unplug the display unit's power adapter.
- Press and hold down the reset button on the back of the display for 20 seconds.
- Plug back into AC power.
- Press and hold down the reset button for an additional 20 seconds.
- Verify that the unit has powered on and attempt to set the time and date.
Indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and comfort. With the AcuRite AIR™ Indoor Air Quality Monitor, you’ll know the PM2.5 concentration, temperature, and humidity level inside your home or office at any time. Maintaining clean air can help minimize negative health effects associated with bad air quality, while increasing productivity, energy, and good health.
What is PM2.5? PM2.5 are microscopic air pollution particles that measure 2.5 micrometers or smaller and can remain suspended in the air for long periods of time. If inhaled at a high rate over time, these particles can potentially deteriorate lung function. PM2.5 can be emitted from wildfires, vehicles, airplanes, and even backyard woodburning. Given that these particles pose the greatest risk to health compared to other air pollutants and are the most commonly found pollutants in the air, monitoring the PM2.5 level is extremely important.
Examples of PM2.5 This type of particulate matter is typically generated from combustion activities but can also be of natural origin. Major sources of PM2.5 include fireplaces, vehicle engines, and coal-or natural gas-fired power plants. Sea salt, dust, pollen, black carbon from wildfires, and volcanic ash are all considered natural sources of PM2.5. Your AcuRite AIR™ Indoor Air Quality Monitor may register higher PM2.5 levels than normal while you are cooking, using a fireplace, smoking, using unvented space heaters or kerosene heaters, or during some hobbies.
The AcuRite AIR™ Indoor Air Quality Monitor has the following accuracy standards:
- +/- 10µg/m3 from 0µg/m3 to 100µg/m3
- +/- 10% from 100µg/m3 to 500µg/m3