Five o f the best
We recommend the best air quality monitors for use at home
1 Awair $199 getawair.com
The Awair monitor has a smart retro design that should blend in with most home decor, and its front panel acts as a simple display so that you can quickly check air quality without having to use its iPhone app. Awair is able to check for CO2, VOCs, temperature, humidity, and dust particles.
2 Elgato Eve Room $80 elgato.com
The most affordable air monitor around at the moment. Its Bluetooth connectivity is a tad limiting, but it gives a good indication of general air quality by measuring CO2, VOCs, temperature, and humidity. It also supports Apple’s HomeKit tech, so you can control it using Siri voice commands.
3 Foobot (Model 21) $199 foobot.io
Though more expensive than some of its rivals, the Foobit is one of the most sophisticated indoor air-quality monitors you can get right now. It can measure CO2, VOCs, temperature, and humidity, as well as detecting fine particles that can get into your lungs and cause serious health problems.
4 Netatmo Healthy Home Coach $100 netatmo.com
Its features might seem somewhat basic, concentrating mostly on CO2, temperature, and humidity, but the Healthy Home Coach is easy to use, and its HomeKit support means you can link it with other HomeKit devices, such as to a thermostat to control your heating.
5 Nokia Home $290 health.nokia.com
Nokia’s Home security camera is a good option for parents. It’s best known as a baby-monitor camera for parents who want to keep an eye on their sleeping toddlers, but Home also includes a sensor that can monitor VOCs in order to check on air quality in potentially stuffy bedrooms.