Air Purifier vs. Humidifier vs. Dehumidifier - What’s the Difference?
Indoor Air Quality is at the top of peoples’ minds more than ever nowadays, and with that comes the questions: What products are best at improving the air for your home and family? Do I need an air purifier, a humidifier, or a dehumidifier?
Even though these three appliances have completely different purposes within the home, many people still think otherwise. In this article, we will go through each appliance, their benefits, and functions so that you can be on your way to breathing easier.
An air purifier is great if you experience any type of consistent allergy symptoms. Air purifiers work by essentially sanitizing the air of allergens, removing indoor air pollutants, and toxins.
Air purifiers are a reliable way to aid in removing the source of allergy and asthma symptoms by removing airborne particles. After consistent use, you can expect to experience fewer reactions and possibly fewer health issues. There are many different types and of air purifiers to choose from. Air Purifiers are a great addition to your home year-round for improved air quality.
If you feel the air in your home is dry, or you are experiencing dry throat/ sinuses, flaky skin, or a dry cough, a humidifier would be the best choice. Humidifier therapy can be particularly effective for treating these conditions, as well as alleviating symptoms often associated with the flu or common cold by adding moisture to the air. Humidifiers are most commonly used doing cold, dry, winter months or in the summer during frequent air conditioner use.
If you feel like the air is “wet” in your home, smells musty, or you are experiencing issues with mold and mildew, a dehumidifier is the obvious choice. Using a dehumidifier in your home can help reduce any odors associated with mold and mildew growth as well as reducing any potential growth on the soft surfaces of your home. Running a humidifier in your home can also reduce allergy triggering dust, dust mites, pet dander, mildew within your home. Air purifiers are often used during hot and humid summer months.
3 different air cleaning devices with 3 different sets of functionality can be broken down to this: Air purifier cleans air. Humidifier adds moisture. Dehumidifier removes moisture. Air Purifiers remove airborne contaminants to improve indoor air quality, a humidifier increases the humidity level in a room, and a dehumidifier does the opposite by decreasing the humidity in a room. All of these devices can help you breathe better through their different functions.