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Why Should You Monitor Carbon Dioxide?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has emerged as an important air quality metric. But why do we monitor CO2? We monitor CO2 so that we can track optimal conditions, helping people and plants thrive. Let’s look at two very different ends of the CO2 spectrum:

People Are More Productive In Spaces With Lower CO2

CO2 readings can be used to identify poorly ventilated spaces and track changes in air circulation. Increased levels of CO2 leave building occupants feeling tired and sluggish; if you’ve ever felt sleepy in a conference room, you’ve likely experienced the effects of CO2 build up.

Plants Both Grow And Produce More With Higher CO2

At the other end of the CO2 spectrum, studies prove plants thrive in CO2-rich environments. A boost in daytime CO2 levels increases growth and production by as much as 40%. But there’s a fine line here as well; too much CO2 can exhaust plants, resulting in fewer and smaller buds.

Tracking Optimal CO2 Conditions

Tracking changes in air circulation allows you to monitor air handling equipment and quickly detect impeded airflow, stalled fans, leaks, blockages, or clogged filters. In other situations, CO2 must work in harmony with balanced temperature, humidity. RLE’s WiNG-CO2 and WIFI-CO2 sensors are a great fit for these applications because they track all three readings – temperature, humidity, and CO2 – plus the accuracy of the CO2 sensor and the range of the sensor itself amplify its overall value.

The versatility of both the WiNG-CO2 and the WIFI-CO2 sensors make them a perfect fit for a variety of applications including:

  • Tracking building air quality
  • Monitoring HVAC systems
  • Counting indoor human occupancy
  • Monitoring horticulture facilities and greenhouses
  • Track air quality in office buildings and schools

What Sets RLE Sensors Apart?

RLE’s CO2 sensors are compact and unobtrusive, yet provide an industry leading battery life. What else sets RLE sensors apart? A few more of their key features include:

  • A single sensor monitors CO2, temperature, and humidity
  • CO2 module is self-calibrating, zero maintenance, has excellent accuracy and range, and a 15 year CO2 sensor life expectancy
  • Wireless and battery powered
  • Designed with security in mind, the sensors allow only one-way communications

Interested In More Information?

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Still have more questions about CO2 monitoring? Feel free to contact us to speak with an RLE Representative.

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