Find out just how good the air you and your family breathes.
The DC1100 air quality monitor from the Dylos Corporation is the first monitor intended and tested for consumer use.
Until now, all you could buy were high priced units generally used in hospitals, labs and clean rooms.
With the inexpensive DC1100 you will:
- know if the steps you are taking to improve your air quality are working – for example, is your air filter doing its job?
- take the guesswork out of evaluating indoor air
- become proactive with your families health
At an affordable price, the DC1100 provides you:
- the ability to monitor individual particles in your indoor air
- the ability to monitor both small and large particles
- immediate feedback as your air environment changes
- stored data and your history kept for 30 days
- a true laser particle counter
So easy to use:
By design this is an easy instrument to use. Simply plug it in, turn it on and your DC1100 configures itself to continuously count the airborne particles in your home air.
- is a true laser particle counter offering 2 size ranges – small (for bacteria, mold, etc) large (for pollen, etc.)
- lets you monitor indoor air quality quickly and easily with an LCD screen that provides small and large particle counts
- offers a dynamic bar graph that shows the actual count reading
- lets you select multiple modes including sampling by the minute, hour or dayColor: black
Dimensions: h 7 in x w 4.5 in x d 3 in
Total weight: 2.5 lb
Learn more about monitoring and improving the indoor air your family breathes.
Can the DC1100 tell me if my air purifier is working effectively?
Yes. With the DC1100 you will know the actual number of particles suspended in the air within the units detection range. If the counts drop from 600 to say 60 then you know that you have reduced the detected particulate pollution by 90%. How amount of reduction you achieve corresponds to the effectiveness of your air purifiers and air cleaners.
How much reduction in particulate pollution is possible in the average home?
A 90% reduction is obtainable with high quality air purifiers, air cleaners, filters, and good practice. The air quality throughout the home will vary significantly, but we believe average readings in the 10 to 20 range are possible.
Besides using a quality air purifier or air cleaner, how can my DC1100 monitor help me to improve my indoor air? My Green Mind recommends you follow these tips offered by the makers of the DC1100.
- With readings from a DC1100, you’ll get a count on otherwise invisible particles floating in the air. The DC1100, used correctly, provides readings of both small (fine) and large (coarse) airborne particles. Early readings help you establish a baseline. After that you can tell when an appliance in your home (HVAC, vacuum, air cleaner, or any filtering product) is no longer working effectively.
- The DC1100 also helps you determine when you need to change the air filters in your home. Particle counts increase when filters or pre-filters are dirty or clogged.
- You will see the count increase when there are excessive large or small particles in your home, for example due to increased pollen, pet dander, dust mites or bacteria.
- With the Dylos DC1100 you will also see that there are large differences between rooms in a single home. Great improvement is possible, especially in a single room where you spend significant time, for example the bedroom.
- Make sure the filter in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is clean. Wash or replace the filter if they are dirty and clogged.
- Select a filter which can effectively remove smaller sizes of particles.
Some further tips ….
- Use dusters or microfiber towels to dust as they attract dust and cause the dust to cling to the fibers instead of being moved around or dropped as with conventional towels.
- Clean blinds weekly with microfiber dusters or run a lamb’s wool duster across the blinds (sold at hardware stores) to get any dust sitting on top of the slats. For drapery, use the crevice tool attachment from your vacuum cleaner on the folds and pleats.
- Vacuum your house frequently (preferably daily if you have heavy foot traffic and/or indoor animals).
- Use an upholstery brush on your sofa and chairs, cushions and pillows
- Clean hard surface floors with a vacuum made for hard surface floors. These vacuums suck up the dirt, there is no spindle to spit dirt out.
- Bathe pets often. Animals have a lot of dirt and dander in their coats. Brush their coats before letting them inside. Wash their bedding weekly and do not let them sleep on your beds. Dogs and cats, when shedding, can leave large quantities of hair and dander throughout your home and mites, ticks and fleas can lay their eggs in your carpet.
- Wash bedding weekly in hot water to eliminate the possibility of dust mites living in your linens.
- Only use foam pillows and replace them every six months. It is recommended that feather bedding and pillows not be used.
- Use plastic zippered mattress covers for protection from dust mites and for those who have allergies.
What to know about an air purifier or cleaner.
- placement is very important. The air within one or two feet is going to be pretty clean of course, but as you get farther away this clean air rapidly mixes with dirty air and so unless you are literally breathing right next to the air purifier/cleaner you are going to be breathing a mix of dirty and clean air.
- How dirty is going to be determined by a variety of factors. You might think that if you ran the air purifier continuously that eventually the whole house would become clean, but unfortunately this is not the case.
- New particulate pollution will constantly be entering from the outside through drafts, windows, and doors. New particles will be generated by activity in the house such as cooking, getting up off the sofa, or walking across the carpet. Even air movement itself will pick up particles off seemingly clean surfaces.
- It may require multiple air purifier/cleaners and careful placement to achieve your air quality goals
Order your DC1100 from My Green Mind today and know what you’re breathing at home.