Air Humidifier vs. Air Purifier

Air humidifiers and air purifiers work to improve your indoor air quality, though they function in different ways. Do you know which one is right for your home? We’re here to fill you in. Here’s what you need to know about the difference.

What is an Air Humidifier?

A humidifier adds moisture to the air. It works by adding water to a pad, and then air from your HVAC system blows through the pad, adding moisture before the air circulating through your house.

What is an Air Purifier?

An air purifier cleans the air in your home by trapping airborne pollutants and removing them from the air. A fan pulls the air through a filter which catches dust, pollen, dander, dust mites, smoke, and other particles to make your air cleaner.

Humidifier vs. Purifier

While a humidifier raises the relative humidity inside your home and a purifier works to remove pollutants, they’re both valuable tools. Adding humidity to your indoor air can make your home feel warmer in the winter without running your furnace more. It can also make you feel better by keeping dry skin, sinuses, and headaches at bay. Cleaning your air with a purifier won’t add moisture, but it will work with a humidifier to clean your air. Both are great tools to improve your indoor air quality.

Are you ready to bring your indoor air quality up to where it should be? Contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer to find out more about humidifiers and air purifiers.