So I am making a Mq135 sensor and the wiring can be found on: circuit.io/app?components=9443,200000,398790 It isn't shown but the AO is connected to channel0 via the breadboard

the code is :

import spidev
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import time
import sys
import math

spi = spidev.SpiDev()  # create spi object
spi.open(0, 0)  # open spi port 0, device (CS) 0, for the MCP8008
spi.max_speed_hz=100000 # !!!

def readadc(adcnum):  # read out the ADC
    if ((adcnum > 7) or (adcnum < 0)):
        return -1
r = spi.xfer2([1, (8 + adcnum) << 4, 0])
adcout = ((r[1] & 3) << 8) + r[2]
return adcout

while True:
  adc = readadc(0)
v = adc * (3.3 / 1023.0)  # Convert value to voltage
print(str(ppm)+" ppm "+str(v)+" voltage "+str(adc) + " value")
print (ppm)

So the problem I am having is that, it outputs a value of around 3.93...ppm and this is whilst it is placed outside a window. I read the datasheet but i'm unsure if this is correct. surely a ppm of 3. something value cannot be correct for the outside?

is there something wrong with my code or wiring?

all help is appreciated. thanks in advance

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