Air Purifier vs Humidifier

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What is the difference between an air purifier and humidifier?

An air purifier and humidifier are often mistaken for being similar in function. However, they are very different. Most air purifiers work by having air pass through the unit, the pollutants are removed trapped through a filter and clean air is emitted back into the room. Air purifiers will not add any moisture to back into the air. Humidifiers are devices that boost the level of moisture — or humidity — in the air by releasing water vapor or steam.2  Depending on what problems you are experiencing will determine which product you should consider using in your home.

What is a humidifier?

A humidifier’s purpose is to add moisture back into a room or a building to increase the humidity. It does this by pumping fine water vapor into the air. Higher humidity has many health benefits, from keeping skin healthy to reducing symptoms of asthma and allergies. Humidifiers can be a great way to increase humidity, especially during dryer seasons. 

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.
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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 to improve indoor air quality. 

How do I know if I need an air purifier?

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

  • You’re like millions of Americans who suffer with allergies or asthma.
  • Someone in your home gets sick easily or is prone to infections.
  • There is a mold problem in your home.
  • You want to rid your indoor air of pet dander and odors.
  • You want the cleanest air possible for you and your family.

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

Yes, you can use both in the same room. For example, 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?

Due to trapped pollution, 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 in size. The Defender is recognized by the FDA as a Class II Medical Device. See for yourself how the Defender can help create a cleaner, healthier home environment! 



By Kim Reising

The Defender Air Purifier has many benefits.

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