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December 10, 2019

Air purifier vs. humidifier

Air purifiers and humidifiers are often mistaken for being the same thing. However, the difference between an air purifier and a humidifier is very different. For instance, the type of problems you are having will determine which product you should consider using.

What is a humidifier?

A humidifier’s purpose is to add moisture back into a room to increase the humidity. It does this by pumping fine water vapor into the air.

How do I know if I need a humidifier?

During the winter, the heat can be constantly running. As a result, people may experience, dry skin, throat irritation, sinus issues, nosebleeds or breathing problems. You may find that using a humidifier can help alleviate these symptoms.

What is an air purifier?

Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of health issues, including sneezing, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, congestion, and nausea.1 An air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room, therefore improving the air quality. 

How do I know if I need an air purifier?

If you answer yes to any of the points below, consider investing in an air purifier:

  • You or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma.
  • Someone in your home gets sick easily.
  • There is mold in your home.
  • Your home has pet dander and odor.
  • You want clean air for you and your family.

Can you use a humidifier and air purifier in the same room?

Yes. An air purifier will clear pollutants from the air, while the humidifier will add moisture. Therefore, using a humidifier and an air purifier will make a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment.

How can I improve my indoor air?

Indoor air can be up to 5 times worse than the air outdoors.1 The Defender Room Air Cleaner removes 99.99% of particles down to 0.1 micron. The Defender is recognized by the FDA as a Class II Medical Device. More importantly, see for yourself how the Defender can help create a healthier home environment!

1 https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality

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Post Author: Kim Reising