Air quality is important because breathing in bad air could lead to various illnesses, or exacerbate pre existing conditions. However, it isn’t always obvious that the quality of the air in our homes is bad. Just because you can’t see a thick blanket of smog doesn’t automatically mean that the air quality is good.

This is why air quality monitors are useful, and if you’re looking for a smart one, Amazon has you covered. The company has recently announced its Smart Air Quality Monitor for $70, which is actually rather affordable and could be a great way to make sure the air in your home is good, and if it’s not, at least you’re aware of it and can do something about it.

As this is a smart device, it will come with Alexa integrated into it which also means that if you own a smartphone with Alexa installed or any of Amazon’s other Alexa devices or Echo speakers, you’ll be able to ask it to check on the air quality. The Smart Air Quality Monitor also comes with features like a temperature sensor that can be used as a trigger to turn on other appliances like smart thermostats, fans, blinds, and more.

The device will be able to monitor for pollutants such as dust, carbon monoxide, and other volatile organic compounds. If you’re interested in getting your hands on the device, it is available for purchase from Amazon’s website.

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