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Comparing air purifiers, humidifiers and filters

Comparing air purifiers, humidifiers and filters

If you’re ready to improve the quality of your air, you’re probably considering getting an air purifier, an air humidifier, or an air filter. But do you know what the purpose of each one is, and which one is best for your situation? In this article, we’ll go through the differences between air purifiers and air humidifiers, so you can decide on the best option for your home.  

The effect of air treatment systems on your health

Did you know that indoor air can actually be more polluted than outdoor air? Air filters prevent bacteria, dust, debris, and other contaminants from getting into your indoor air, but they aren’t 100% effective. 

Air quality and humidity levels can impact your health, and air treatment systems like humidifiers and purifiers can help alleviate symptoms for people who have allergies, asthma, eczema, dry eyes, and other health issues. People who suffer from seasonal allergies or who have pets in their home will probably find air purifiers very helpful. 

When do I need a purifier and when do I need a humidifier?

Air purifiers work by removing pollutants like dust, smoke, pollen, and other contaminants from your indoor air. Purifiers can help reduce mold, eliminate dust mites, and improve the overall quality of the air you breathe in your home.

Air humidifiers work by adding moisture to the air, increasing the humidity levels. During these cold winter months most of us have our heaters running, but indoor heating makes your air very dry, resulting in skin, eye, nose, and throat irritation. If you often wake up sneezing and with a dry feeling in your mouth, an air humidifier can help. 

Can I use an air purifier and air humidifier together?

Yes, you can use both of these air treatment systems together, however we recommend placing your air purifier a substantial distance away from your humidifier to avoid the moisture clogging the purifier’s filters. 

Air purifiers are used year-round, while humidifiers are used mostly in the winter. Since they perform completely different functions, it’s safe to use both systems at the same time. 

For more information about air purifiers, air humidifiers, and air filters, or if you have any questions about which one is right for you, please contact our team at Crosstown Plumbing today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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