CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels in my bedroom are getting too high at night.
- According to my Airthings View Plus monitor.
Why it matters: High levels of CO2 can lead to poor quality sleep and hurt next day performance.
🖼️ The big picture: This is part of a bigger problem that may surprise many homeowners.
- The quality of the air in your home is likely WORSE than the quality of the outdoor air.
🥊 Reality check: Using smart technology can help you know if any of these are an issue in your home:
- CO —> carbon monoxide is a byproduct of combustion and can build up in our homes through gas appliances or from attached garages
- Radon —> known carcinogen that moves from the soil into our homes
- PM 2.5 —> small particles that irritate our lungs
- CO2 —> byproduct of respiration and combustion that can cause poor sleep
- Humidity —> high levels encourage growth of mold, mildew and dust mites and attract insects
- VOCs —> chemicals released from all kinds of products and during activities like cooking
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- The most important thing to do is make sure you have a good CO detector — especially if you have gas water heaters or furnaces.
- CO is odorless and tasteless and is known as “the silent killer” claiming the lives of 400 people every year in the U.S.
- Monitoring (and ultimately addressing) your Indoor Air Quality is about improving your quality of life.
P.S. I am on a journey to figure you this out for my home, and I will share my successes and failures along the way!