🌬️ This Is the Air We Breathe

CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels in my bedroom are getting too high at night.

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!

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