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Haskell
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  07:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys
I'm in the market was wondering whats the difference between air purifier and Humidifier and get which one better?
For ease coughing and enhance better breathing..
thanks in advance!

Edited by - Haskell on 09/12/2018 12:30:08 AM

Geo
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  11:54:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Air purifier contains a fan, an air filter and often an ionizer or an ozone generator (the two are different). A humidifier has an evaporator to increase the humidity of the air.

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SamSom
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Posted - 10/17/2018 :  03:33:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a hepa filter I use in the corner of my room. It's a lifetime one. I only have to clean it maybe once every 6 months.
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brenttran
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  12:26:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Air purifier is to purify the air, not increase the moisture to the air like humidifier

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sarahwelson
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Posted - 12/03/2018 :  06:23:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit sarahwelson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Air purifiers and humidifiers have distinctive capacities. Air purifiers are perfect indoor air, however, do nothing for indoor stickiness levels. They expel residue and smoke from the air, and also allergenic substances like creature dander and dust. Humidifiers include water into the air, yet don't clean it.
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Naniero
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Posted - 01/18/2019 :  12:52:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have air purifiers in every room of my house. I've tried several brands. Most larger air purifiers come with the humidifier option. When purchasing you need to consider the size of the room you want to use it, some are suitable for 10m2 and others for 25m2 etc. Also have the salesman show you how to open it up and clean it. Some are completely washable whereas others you need to buy disposable filters for. LG is the easiest to buy filters for as they always have them in stock at the Lg shop in the mall. I've found certain LG models, hitachi and sharp easy to clean. All the pieces are numbered and it's written what you wash with water and what you just brush dry. One older LG model (I gave it away) was overly complicated to clean and I had trouble closing it, it opened like a cassette player. So the best thing is to test it out in the shop. I really think they make a difference improving the air quality. My filters are always looking really dusty so I'm sure it does something.

Kevin Smith

Edited by - Naniero on 01/22/2019 01:14:03 AM
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RoccoDay
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Posted - 04/24/2019 :  05:03:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also stand with the air purifier.
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Katzjr27
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  11:39:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a respiratory disease called bronchiectasis.
(It is a condition in which my lungs fail to remove mucus in a normal way)

I have tried a kaleidoscope of air purifiers over the years.


I will state sincerely, and, in good faith, for me, I have noticed a profound
decrease in the sequela of symptoms commensurate with my lung disease,
both in terms of less hyper-mucus secretions and, Clinically significant
less coughing with Molekule.

It is my understanding that there is a ongoing clinical investigation of implementing
these units in hospital rooms. See below for more information

From: clinicaltrials.gov

Two documents

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ProvidedDocs/97/NCT03647397/Prot_000.pdf


https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03627689
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jack_summers
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Posted - 06/18/2019 :  8:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have both, but bought them separately.
Purifier I bought for kid's room (it's Levoit with Hepa filter), since my kiddo have dust allergies and he just need this to breathe easier during his bedtime. When the door is closed and the thing is running I have a feeling the air is better than in other rooms. So, would go for a purifier if you want fresher air.
Humidifier can be useful in winter, when air is quite dry. We have one from Aircare in our bedroom and second in the living room. I don't really have sinus issues, mine are more with constantly feeling thirsty and having a dry throat, especially when exercising or waking up after sleeping. Also my skin gets dry.
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Liam659
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Posted - 06/19/2019 :  12:50:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The humidifier saturates it with moisture. Purifier filters the air that enters it, in the conditions of the city we do not have clean air. If you install 2 of these devices at home, you will see a significant difference and improvement in the physical condition during the week. Do not forget about water filters and sound sleep

Edited by - Liam659 on 06/19/2019 12:54:44 AM
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undertaker
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Posted - 08/11/2019 :  7:32:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We live in a brand new house that has decent ventilation, but I still run the bigger stand up air purifiers in some rooms because I can't stand even a hint of animal smell, and we have two cats. So that was just something I had even before we had kids.

We run humidifiers in each if the bedrooms, even in the house that we had prior to this one that had a whole house humidifier. We just found it more comfortable to be able to adjust each room how we wanted it.

So it probably comes down to personal preference and where you live, as to what you'll need. We live in the Midwest and it gets cold here in the winters, so the humidifers just help the dryness in the air when we have the furnace on so much.

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you want
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Specialtyair
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Posted - 08/13/2019 :  9:39:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Specialtyair's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An air purifier is great for eliminating indoor pollutants including germs, bacteria, and viruses. It can help prevent you from getting a cough, but it will not make your cough feel better. A chest cough often feels the worst when the air is dry. A humidifier is great for adding moisture to the air. Moisture not only makes the coughing feel better, but it helps loosen mucus in your chest. One way to get the benefits of both is to get an air purifier and humidifier combo.
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charlesey
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Armenia
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  05:46:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basically, an air purifier cleans the air presently in your home. This is very good for allergies and dust and such. But I am not sure about skin welfares.
And a humidifier will enhance moisture to the air and odor if you add important oils. I individually use a humidifier appealing much year round. I can’t say I’ve had any noticeable effects for my skin or a few health welfares. But it’s comforting and odors good.

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Jose1963
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  9:41:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They do different things. A humidifier can raise the moisture level in the air, an air purifier will work to clean out the contaminants
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RobbyD
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  04:42:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit RobbyD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Both of the appliances mentioned have different roles. The fundamental difference lies in the way both the devices work. An air purifier, as suggested by the name, works on purifying the indoor air. It does by cycling the air circulating in the room through several filters. What do these filters do? They simply trap particles of different sizes. Some times even gases. Some filters are of course more efficient than others. If you ever look for one for yourself, please be mindful of the performance gap of standard true HEPA filters and the inferior HEPA-like filters which is considerable.
The role of a humidifier, on the other hand, is to add moisture to the air present in the room. Sometimes dry air circulating inside the room can irritate sinuses or the respiratory tract in some people. A humidifier can help provide relief in such cases.

Edited by - RobbyD on 06/18/2020 11:53:25 PM
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Lloyd_Ws
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Posted - 07/23/2020 :  9:59:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was looking for a combo dehumidifier/humidifier recently, too, for growing herbs at my basement. Apparently, there's not such thing on the market, only Ink Bird humidity controllers which should "fit most of the dehumidifiers", but the funny thing is that they do not mention which models exactly it will fit. On amazon they never pu a decent description for a product. Was choosing a coffee maker recently, same thing, at least there are some reviews on the web. But still have not found a decent list of humidity controllers where it's told what models do they work with

Edited by - Lloyd_Ws on 08/02/2020 9:38:37 PM
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DominicWhite
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Posted - 08/20/2020 :  06:03:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Humidifiers are devices that increase the level of humidity in the room. They work by changing water into steam or mist and releasing it into the air. Unlike a humidifier, an air purifier circulates air and removes pollutants from the air. You may not observe, but there are many undesirable elements in the air around us. For your health it is better to use both these devices. Both serve different roles and don't interfere with each other. Recently I bought a new ozone air purifier and it is the best devices that I ever had and the best odor removal tools.

Edited by - DominicWhite on 09/01/2020 4:38:53 PM
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Mogan
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  02:17:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mogan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a humidifier for over years now. It has been working fine. Though i have to clean it up the time to prevent bacteria being released into my air. But recently, i have been feeling allergies, begin to feel my home air is dirty and i am think of cleaning the air with an air purifier. I have search for a unit but landed on different units. I also come across a unit with humidifier and air purifier in a single unit. My question, is it ideal to get this single unit featuring both function or should i just get a standalone air purifier? I hope someone can help in this regards with reply, i'll be glad.
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JillCorson
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Posted - 11/05/2020 :  7:52:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Air purifiers and humidifiers are two very different things and used for different purposes. Choosing between them will depend on what your requirement is. For example, I have a bit of dust allergy, so I use an air purifier to maintain the indoor air quality. That, along with monitoring the AQI on Climacell can help me manage my condition. Humidifier, on the other hand is needed in places that are extremely dry. I hope this helps.
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HannaYterry
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  01:20:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think you should learn more about the air purifier and humidifier and then you can determine what you need exactly. But you should be careful with the humidifier because if the humidity indicator in your home is normal, you can increase it and get the risk of mold. I know this from personal experience, so I advise you to consult a specialist before buying. When I increased the humidity in my house, I got dampness, and as a result, mold on the walls and ceiling. I know that it spreads very quickly, so I was looking for information on how to get rid of mold and realized that I would need professional help. So I called the mold removal service and they helped me solve this problem.

Edited by - HannaYterry on 11/19/2020 03:31:46 AM
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rhondachurchill99
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Posted - 11/25/2020 :  12:17:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit rhondachurchill99's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An air purifier serves a different purpose than a humidifier. Air purifiers are designed to clear the air of allergens, dust, reduce mold or control odors. Humidifiers, on the other hand, work solely to control the humidity level in a room. They do nothing to control air quality or the numbers of particles in the air.
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sarahwilliam
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  8:49:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are so many different devices besides air purifiers on the market that improve or treat your air in one way or another. These devices that control your air quality can be categorized into three main categories. Some devices are air cleaners, while some control your humidity level and others alter your temperature by heating or cooling your air. In addition to controlling humidity, these systems have cooling technology as well. They can keep a warehouse environment at a cooler temperature.Warehouses can be used to store many different items that need to be in humidity-controlled environments. Things like food, medications, and drinks need to be kept in warehouses that are temperature-controlled and humidity-controlled so that they maintain their optimum quality and don’t go bad.
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Raisy
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Posted - 12/17/2020 :  10:04:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The air purifier is not working. I am using a humidifier
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