How Technology Can Help You Breathe A Little Bit Easier In Suffocating Delhi
Harin - Nov 05, 2019
Delhi’s air quality levels have dropped significantly below the normal levels. But with technology, you can still make it through this critical time.
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Delhi’s air quality levels have dropped significantly below the normal levels. Whether you put the blame on the Diwali crackers, the crop burning, or the traffic, the damage has already been done. But with technology, you can still make it through this critical time.
It is the perfect time for you to get an air purifier if you haven’t had one. For your information, it is the best device to help you cleanse the indoor air.
At the moment, in the market, there are different air-purifiers available, from affordable ones like Honeywell, Xiaomi to more premium ones like Dyson.
Most of them support IoT connectivity, allowing you to control the device using your smartphone.
ACs carbon air filters
If you don’t have the desire to spend money on an air purifier, you can buy electrostatic or carbon air-filters for your air conditioner. These filters can be replaced. Activated carbon will absorb impurities, transforming your AC into a makeshift air-purifier, cleaning the harmful toxins in the air.
If you want to step outside, putting on an air mask is a must. However, these air masks are not the typical surgical kind you have seen people wearing. Witch such high pollution levels, a stronger air mask is what you need.
You can find these masks from branks like Vogmask Dettol, Xiaomi, among many others. These masks come with air-filters to get rid of the harmful particulate matter, letting you breathe in the clean air. Everyone who wants to go outside should wear air masks, especially those who have breathing or lung problems such as asthma.
Monitoring indoor air quality
If you want to monitor the indoor air quality and you are using an AC filter to keep the air clean, you could also invest in air-quality monitors. Honeywell, and Temtop are known to have these indoor air monitors.
Moreover, if there is no window in your kitchen, there is a high chance that the quality of the indoor air is a lot poorer than what you expect.
Opening a window or having an electric chimney can really be helpful in terms of controlling the air quality.
Apps/Websites to check the city’s air quality
If you plan on traveling to different areas of the city and you are worried about the air quality there, you can go to websites such as Waqi.info to receive updates on air-quality levels of cities around the world. If you want to install an app on your smartphone, you can download the Air Visual app to keep track of the air-quality levels.